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Former Telford footballer sentenced for role in 'disgraceful and sickening' city centre brawl

One of four men sentenced after a 'disgraceful and sickening' city centre brawl in Nottingham used to play for AFC Telford United, it has emerged.

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Sam McLintock during his time at AFC Telford United. Photo: Kieran Griffin Photography

Centre midfielder Sam McLintock, 23, had his contract at AFC Telford United terminated after just seven games and five starts in 2022 following an incident during a home fixture against Brackley.

McLintock, who now plays for Rushall Olympic in Walsall, was one of four men who punched and kicked multiple victims during a drunken city centre brawl have appeared in court.

One victim was left with a broken jaw after violence erupted in Nottingham city centre.

Another man was left with a laceration to his ear, while another suffered cuts and bruises after a series of clashes involving two groups of young men.

McLintock and his co-defendants Declan Doherty, aged 24, Tommy Ledwidge, aged 23, and Callum O’Shaughnessy, aged 23, were each captured on CCTV and mobile phone footage as they repeatedly targeted their victims.