Andy Cook
Personal information
Full nameAndrew Cook
Date of birth (1990-10-18) 18 October 1990 (age 26)
Place of birthBishop Auckland, England
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing positionForward
Club information
Current clubGrimsby Town
Youth career
2007–2009Carlisle United
Senior career*
2009–2011Carlisle United0(0)
2009Workington (loan)15(5)
2009Workington (loan)6(0)
2009Barrow (loan)3(1)
2010–2011Barrow (loan)11(0)
2012–Grimsby Town0(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:20, 11 June 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew "Andy" Cook (born 18 October 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Conference National side Grimsby Town.

He started his professional career with Carlisle United in the Football League in 2009, and found himself on the fringes of the first team but instead he spent numerous loan spells with Workington and Barrow where he featured regularly. He departed Carlisle in 2011 to join Barrow having failed to make an appearance in United's first team and in June 2012 he moved again joining Grimsby Town.

Club career

Carlisle United

Born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, Cook started his career with the Carlisle United youth system where he was awarded a scholarship and signed a full time professional contract, scoring 22 goals in his first season at Brunton Park, and 37 goals[2] in his second for the club's youth and second-string during the 2008-09 season.[3]

Having signed pro terms [4] Cook was loaned out to Conference North side Workington on an initial one-month loan,[5][6] but remained there for the rest of the campaign where Cook netted five times[7] including a brace in the 1–3 away victory against King's Lynn[8] in the 15 games he played, Cook also rejoined Workington the following season on a one month loan,[9] but he failed to score[10] in the six games he played[11][12][13][14][15][16] and was unable to play in the FA Cup. Carlisle manager Greg Abbott was criticised from some fans that he has been over-reliant on loanees that season at the expense of giving home-grown youngsters like Cook a chance after allowing striker Andy Cook to leave Carlisle United.[17]



In October 2009 he joined Conference National side Barrow on an initial one month loan.[18] He made a scoring debut for the Bluebirds when he netted in the 2-0 win over Ebbsfleet United on 17 October 2009.[19] He scored another goal on the 7 November 2009 in the 2–1 first-round FA Cup victory over Eastleigh.[20] He made 3 appearances during his initial loan spell, scoring twice, Cook returned for a second spell[21] almost immediately but broke his foot against AFC Wimbledon, resulting in him taking no more part in the season, he headed back to Carlisle United to recover.[22]


He returned to Barrow at the start of the 2010-11 season on one-month loan[23] before making a permanent move in January 2010 signing a two-and-a-half year deal on a free transfer.[24]


Cook made his first appearance of the 2011–12 season after coming on as a 62nd minute substitute for midfielder Robin Hulbert in a 1–1 draw against Tamworth.[25] Two more games followed before he scored his first three goals and also his first hat-trick in the 4–0 win against the previously unbeaten Fleetwood Town.[26] After receiving a red card in a 1–0 win against Lincoln,[27] Cook returned for the bluebirds after serving a three match suspension[28] and scored his second hat-trick in the 3–1 home win against Hayes & Yeading United on 15 October 2011.[29] On 22 October 2011 Cook scored with a close range header in the 3–1 home win against Kidderminster, he also received his first yellow card of the season after 75 minutes.[30] It was 5 games later that Cook scored what ended up the winning goal at home against Alfreton, a six yard strike for a 1–0 victory.[31] He followed up five days later in the 1–1 stalemate against Ebbsfleet, collecting the ball from a goal-kick by Shaun Pearson for his ninth goal of the season.[32]

On 28 April 2012, Cook scored his final goal for Barrow in the 3–1 victory against Newport County finishing the 2011-12 season with 17 goals in 39 appearances making him the clubs top scorer.[33]

Grimsby Town

Cook signed a two-year contract with the option of a further year with Conference National side Grimsby Town on 6 June 2012,[34] having agreed a compensation deal with Barrow for an undisclosed fee.[35]

Career statistics

As of match played 28 April 2012.
Club Season League FA Cup FA Trophy Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barrow 2009–10 3111000042
2010–11 331000000331
2011–12 38171010004017
Total 74192100007720
Grimsby Town 2012–13 0000000000
Career Total 74192100007720


  1. Player Profile. Grimsby Town F.C. Retrieved on 11 June 2012.
  2. Grant Holt success can inspire Andy Cook - Dave Bayliss, BBC Sport, 29 February 2012; Retrieved 13 June 2012
  3. Cook must improve, says Kinder, BBC Sport, 23 July 2009; Retrieved 12 June 2012
  4. "United deal in 26-goal youth star Cook, 18". North-West Evening Mail. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  5. Striker Cook set for Workington, BBC Sport, 17 February 2009; Retrieved 13 June 2012
  6. "Cooky is a tasty player". The Cumberland News. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  7. "League and Cup Results 2008-09". News and Star. 10 March 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  8. "Clinical Cook fires Workington Reds to victory at King's Lynn". Cumbria Life. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  9. "Workington Reds sign Carlisle hitman on one-month loan deal". North-West Evening Mail. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  10. "League and Cup Results 2009-10". News and Star. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  11. "Two sent off for Workington Reds in just three minutes". News and Star. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  12. "Workington Reds slump to heavy defeat at Fleetwood". News and Star. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  13. "Cook goes close as Workington Reds settle for a draw". News and Star. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  14. "Unlucky Workington Reds have to share the points with Alfreton". News and Star. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  15. "Comfortable win for weakened Workington Reds". News and Star. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  16. "Workington Reds undone by cruel deflection at Redditch". News and Star. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  17. "Greg Abbott defends decision to let Andy Cook leave Carlisle Utd". News and Star. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  18. "AFC sign Carlisle front man on loan". North-West Evening Mail. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  19. "Barrow AFC sink 10-man Ebbsfleet United". North-West Evening Mail. 19 October 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  20. Barrow 2 - 1 Eastleigh, BBC Sport, 7 November 2009; Retrieved 13 June 2012
  21. "Striker Andy Cook is returning to Barrow AFC for a second loan spell". News & Star. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  22. Carlisle's Cook is out for season, BBC Sport, 21 November 2009; Retrieved 10 June 2012
  23. "Striker Cook rejoins Barrow AFC". North-West Evening Mail. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  24. Barrow sign Andy Cook and Christian Smith, BBC Sport, 14 January 2011; Retrieved 6 June 2012
  25. Barrow 1-1 Tamworth, BBC Sport, 13 October 2011; Retrieved 13 June 2012
  26. Andy Cook hat-trick as Barrow stunned previously unbeaten Fleetwood, BBC Sport, 23 August 2011; Retrieved 11 June 2012
  27. Barrow 1 - 0 Lincoln City, BBC Sport, 27 September 2011; Retrieved 13 June 2012
  28. "Cook returns for bluebirds". South Wales Argus. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  29. Andy Cook hit a hat-trick as Barrow beat Hayes and Yeading, BBC Sport, 15 October 2011; Retrieved 11 June 2012
  30. Barrow 3-1 Kidderminster, BBC Sport, 22 October 2011; Retrieved 14 June 2012
  31. An Andy Cook strike earned Barrow victory over struggling Alfreton Town., BBC Sport, 29 November 2011; Retrieved 14 June 2012
  32. Barrow 1–1 Ebbsfleet, BBC Sport, 3 December 2011; Retrieved 21 June 2012
  33. "Campaign ends with a whimper - Barrow 3 County 1 match report". South Wales Argus. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  34. "Grimsby Town: Mariners' promotion ambition attracted me - Andy Cook". Grimsby Telegraph. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  35. "Grimsby Town: Mariners agree Andy Cook compensation deal with AFC Barrow". Grimsby Telegraph. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 

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