Hoyte Is Out For 6 Month & Returns To Arsenal.

Last updated : 03 March 2011 By Neil Hobbs

Lincoln City’s on loan Arsenal and England defender, Gavin Hoyte, will now miss the rest of the season with anterior cruciate and medial ligament damage to his knee.


Once a career threatening injury,  Gavin is expecting to be back in action within 6 months thanks to Arsenal’s top notch facilities  The 20 year old will definitely miss the rest of the season leaving Stevie T looking to secure another loan signing within the next few days.


Said Stevie T on the matter

"It is a body blow to us. We were starting to get some continuity but Gavin will be out for a long time," said City manager Steve Tilson.  But he is a young lad, he will recover and he has a fantastic attitude, so I am sure he will be back."


Gavin made fourteen 14  starts and one substitute appearance for the us since arriving in October. He is missed at right back and became a popular figure in the centre of our defence during our hour of need.


Thanks for your service Gavin, we hope to see you, as well as other maybe a couple of other Arsenal youngsters back at the Imps over the next few seasons.



Gavins Imps Record 2010 - 11

Competition Apps
(as sub)
Goals Yellow
League 11  (1) 0 1 0
FA Cup 3  (0) 0 0 0
Minutes on Pitch          1103


Full name       Gavin Andrew Hoyte
Date of birth  6 June 1990  (age 20)
Place of birth  Waltham Forest, London, England
Height  6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight  11st 0lbs
Playing position Right back, Central defender
Club information -  see below for stats

Squad Number  28

Youth career
1999–2007  Arsenal

2007–  Arsenal  1  (0)
2008–2009 Watford (loan)  7  (0)
2009–2010 Brighton  (loan)  21  (0)
2010–  → Lincoln City (loan)  14  (0)


2007  England U17  2  (0)
2007–2008  England U18  2  (0)
2008–2009  England U19  12  (0)
2009–  England U20  1  (0)