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York City FC Player Profiles

Posted 5th August 2014 at 06:28 pm

Clever And Versatile Forward

Quick of brain and skilful on the ball, Michael Coulson extended his City contract by a further two years in the summer of 2014 after being one of the key men in the incredible run of games propelling City from 22nd in December to the playoffs in May.

Comfortable on either flank or playing as a second striker, Michael is both a taker of chances and a maker of chances for others, reflecting in his tally last season of 7 goals and City’s joint highest number of assists.

Michael arrived at City in the summer of 2012 after sealing a move from Grimsby Town, following a stint playing in the Championship with Barnsley and starting off with City’s now defunct neighbours Scarborough, including for a long time being Scarborough’s youngest ever goalscorer. His time at Grimsby marked him out as one of the most feared widemen in the Conference and he has continued that form in a City shirt, with the ability to score fantastic goals such as the screamer he netted on debut away at Doncaster in the Cup and the free kick that was voted City’s Moment of the Season at home against Newport last season.

Michael has battled back from serious injury and a period out of the team during his time at City so will be relishing the challenge of competing for the wide roles against new signing Anthony Straker and the returning Josh Carson whilst also seeking to push Wes Fletcher, Ryan Bowman and Jake Hyde for a starting position up front.

City fans will no doubt hope he continues to impress in a City jersey and can help to inspire the team to another 18 match unbeaten run like last year!

Career History