Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
A defensive midfielder, Dublin-born Gary toured the League of Ireland with Shelbourne, Kilkenny City, Longford Town, Galway United and Bohemians prior to moving into the Football League with Coventry in 2010.
An unfortunate broken ankle curtailed progress, but he did make over 40 appearances before spells with Hibernian and Northampton. Gary then won a League Two Play-off Final winners medal with Southend in 2015, but departed to join fellow third tier side Shrewsbury last season. A combative presence who has played close to 300 career matches, he agreed a two-year contract with the U’s this summer.