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Kevan Hurst signed permanently for the Lions in August 2017 ahead of the new season following a successful trial period during pre-season.
Chesterfield-born Hurst is a versatile player who can play all across the midfield or forward line but predominantly plays on the right wing.
He joined Sheffield United as a youngster and made his first senior appearance in the League Cup against Queens Park Rangers in September 2003.
His only League appearance for The Blades came in September 2004 as a 90th-minute substitute.
He had loan spells at Boston United, Yeovil Town, Stockport County and home club Chesterfield, having a six-month loan deal there which ended in 2 January 2007.
After playing for United in the Third Round FA Cup defeat by Swansea City Hurst was loaned to Scunthorpe United in January 2007 until the end of the season. He became a permanent signing for Scunthorpe at the end of the season, in a £200,000 deal.
In August 2009 he signed for League One side Carlisle United for a fee of around £100,000 which could rise to £145,000. He went on loan in January 2011 to League Two side Morecambe and was then released by Carlisle in May 2011.
In June 2011 Hurst signed for Walsall being released a year later and joining Southend United on a two-year deal. In his first season with the Shrimpers, he was a key player, appearing at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final and starting over 50 times in all competitions. He finished the season with the highest number of assists in League Two
In February 2014, Hurst signed a new two-year contract and was released by Southend when his contract came to an end at the conclusion of the 2015–16 season.
He then joined Mansfield Town under Steve Evans but was released at the end of the 2016-17 season after a loan spell at Guiseley.