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. 31-year old Gary then won a League Two Play-off Final winners medal with Southend in 2015, then departed to join Shrewsbury Town in July 2016. The U's captain and a combative presence who has played in over 390 career matches, he agreed a two-year contract with the U’s during the summer of 2017, which was extended for a further 12 months in May 2019. Gary had made 89 appearances in black and amber by the conclusion of the 2018/19 campaign, but will miss the opening months of the current season whilst recovering from a blood poisoning condition.