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Player Profile: John Sullivan


goalkeeper John Sullivan

By Alex O'Loughlin
October 19 2010

The first of Glover Lover's player profiles, beginning with John Sullivan.

Sullivan began his career at Brighton & Hove Albion, where he came up through the ranks to break into the first team during the 2008-09 season. He had been at the Withdean since 2005 beginning in their youth system as the Seagulls was his local club. 

His debut came in October 2008 against Leicester City as first choice 'keeper Michel Kuipers missed out through injury. Sullivan went on to play 13 times for his home town club, before being told his contract would not be extended at the end of the 2008-09 season. 

The stopper left Albion at the end of June 2009 and was soon snapped up, joining Millwall on July 2nd 2009. Much like his time at Brighton, Sullivan found himself as a back-up, this time to David Forde who retained the number one jersey. 

Sullivan made his Millwall debut in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie against League Two outfit Barnet on the 1st September 2009. 

The arrival of ex-Glover Steve Mildenhall in the summer meant that Sullivan found himself 3rd choice goalkeeper at the Den, a major factor in his arrival on loan at Yeovil.

Initially a  one-month loan deal, his impressive start to the season earned the 'keeper an extended stay at Huish Park, with his current deal running out in January 2011. 

 

Date of Birth: 8th March 1988 (aged 22)

Place of Birth: Sompting, England

Full Name: Jonathan Denis Sullivan

Height: 6 ft. 2 inches (1.88m)

 

Next week....

Number 2 and captain, Craig Alcock. 

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