Justin Perry

Justin PerryWITH 66 goals from 106 starts in the Welsh Premier, Justin Perry was a consistent marksman during eight years in the domestic league.
Now back in his native north east as assistant manager of South Shields, the 38-year-old began his career with Sunderland and arrived in the League of Wales via Cardiff City with Ebbw Vale.
He hit 20 goals in 35 (+12) games for the now defunct Valleys side and scored a European goal in the InterToto Cup in a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Kongsvinger in June 1998.
Perry also had the distinction of scoring Vale's last-ever league goal before their demise, against Total Network Solutions, a club he went on to play for.
He then signed a contract with the highly successful Barry Town and spent two seasons at Jenner Park, adding 23 goals to his tally and attracting the interest of Exeter City, who were keen to sign him.
After a brief spell with Rhayader Town and Merthyr Tydfil, Perry was signed by Rhyl boss Lee Williams and scored five times in four matches before being snapped-up by TNS. Despite his brief sojourn at Belle Vue, Perry was recently named in the Lillies' all-time XI by blogger Dave Jones - "a fantastic talent, had he stayed Rhyl could have started picking up the trophies before Hulse's golden era" he wrote.
Perry managed 16 goals for the Saints over three seasons but he rarely featured during his final year at the club and spent time on loan at Spennymoor United.
Released by manager Ken McKenna, he signed for Spennymoor and Jarrow Roofing, a move he describes as "the worst moment of my career".

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