Southampton, Torquay, Chesterfield, Weymouth, Wrexham,
|Season(s) at Weymouth
2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10
Born and bred close to the Dorset coastline, Kyle Critchell
rejoins the Terras for our 2009/10 campaign in the Blue Square
South. Critchell signs for Weymouth after having an extremely
unfortunate 2008/09 season, when he suffered with a series of
Kyle's career started at the Terras, and he played numerous
games for the Reserves side. In July 2003, then Premier League,
Southampton spotted young Critchell plying his trade in the
reserves team, and had soon signed him up to the Saints academy.
During his first two years with Southampton, Kyle had featured
regularly for the youth team, and had forced his way into
their reserve team.
However, in the FA Youth Cup semi-final Critchell suffered
a broken ankle and missed most of the next season with a cruciate
ligament injury. After a spell on loan at Torquay, he moved
to Chesterfield where he played ten games for the League One
outfit before being struck with another injury. He was released
at the end of the season.
Critchell returned to Weymouth to train in preparation of
the forthcoming 2007/08 season, but eventually signed a contract
to stay with his hometown club. He was a key figure in Jason
Tindall's and John Hollins side throughout the campaign, and
his never say die attitude helped keep the Terras in the Conference.
In the close season, recently relegated Wrexham were interested
in the Welsh international, and finally signed Kyle in late
June 2008. Unfortunately, an ankle injury kept him on the
sidelines for four months. After recovering he spent the remainder
of the season on loan at York City and Weymouth.
Kyle is sure to be a key member of Matty Hale's squad for
the upcoming season, and the fans are extremely happy to see
Critch back at the club.