West Coast is happy to welcome UK Goalkeeper Ian Deakin to the Pro-Team. Currently playing in the SKYBet Championship League Two, Ian is a great Goalkeeper with amazing feet and great technique!
Ian is in very rare company, being one of very few Goalkeepers to ever have scored a Goal, scoring from a Goal kick while playing for Buxton FC - WATCH HERE
I was born in Birmingham, England but was raised in Nottingham, England, where I started my career at Nottingham Forest in the championship where I signed a 3 year professional deal at the age of 16 and was handed a squad number of 31 by manger Paul Hart. I then signed for Eastwood town with manager Paul Cox, where I spent 4 seasons and went on to win 2 league titles in which one season we kept 23 clean sheets and numerous other honours including domestic cups and a FA cup run which saw us reach the 3rd round proper. I then had a spell on loan at Hinckley Utd for a season in
2010/2011. In 2012 I signed a one year deal at Buxton FC under Martin Macintosh in which I made 40+ appearances in a season finishing 8th and even scoring a goal! After a good season with Buxton I earned a move to Mansfield Town in league 2 again under manager Paul Cox for a 2nd time in my career in 2013.