City History

Red Card Debuts

Stuart Elliott became only the 3rd City player to be sent off on his debut when he was sent off against Cambridge on August 11, 2007.

The former Newcastle United midfielder did better, but not much, than the other City debutants to be sent off.

Graham Rennison, then 19, was the first City player to see red during his maiden senior outing just 34 minutes into a 3-0 League One defeat at Luton Town. He was red-carded for handball and never managed another league appearance for the club before drifting into part-time football with Whitby Town.

Gary Pearson became the second player to mark the start of his Minstermen career with an early shower. The former Darlington midfielder lasted just 69 minutes of City's first-ever Conference match at Aldershot, seeing red for a head butt during the 2-0 defeat. Pearson went on to play 11 more league games for City before picking up a shoulder injury in November and reaching a financial settlement over the remainder of his contract with new boss Billy McEwan four months later.

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