Jon Nurse signs for the Bees
Article by Jaybee
Updated Thursday, 19th July 2012
Former Dagenham and Stevenage striker joins Barnet
Barnet today announced that they have signed striker Jon Nurse. Nurse was released by Dagenham & Redbridge at the end of last season having scored 32 goals in over 200 first team appearances for the Daggers since joining them in 2007 from Stevenage Borough. Nurse scored Dagenham’s winning goal in the 2009/10 League Two play off final at Wembley against Rotherham United sending the Daggers to League One for the first time in their history.
Nurse began his football career in Sunday League football before signing for Sutton United in 2003 and scored 19 goals in 28 league appearances for Sutton before being signed up by Graham Westley’s Stevenage Borough.
At Stevenage, Nurse was hit by injuries and in his first season was loaned out to Lewes but came back to the club and won his first team place back in time to help Stevenage reach the Conference play-offs in 2005; when Barnet were champions.
The following season, Nurse finished the season with 9 goals and was runner up in the club’s player of the season award. In 2006/07, Nurse was hit by injuries once more and was in and out of the side but again finished with nine goals and had a spell on loan at Woking scoring twice in eight games and making quite an impact there. In all, Nurse scored 18 goals in just under 100 first team appearances for Stevenage.
Nurse, who can play either on the wing or as a striker, has made two international appearances for Barbados. His first game was against Dominica in a 2008 world Cup qualifying match. His second and last performance was in the return match in the same year.
Barnet Mad welcomes Jon to Underhill.