Date of birth
A strong, powerful central defender, Birmingham born Nathan joined the Coventry City Youth system in 2009 and went on to make 52 appearances for the Sky Blues first team whilst at the Ricoh Arena. Towards the end of the 2012-13 season he joined League Two Northampton, playing just three games for the Cobblers, the two Play-off semi-finals and final at Wembley Stadium.
Upon returning to Coventry though he found himself surplus to requirements and despite having offers from other clubs, Nathan turned north and arrived at Gigg Lane prior to pre-season training signing a two-year deal with the Shakers. Although Nathan started the season in the first team, a change of management at Gigg Lane saw him fall down the pecking order. The drop down the order spurred Nathan in action and the turnaround was complete when then manager David Flitcroft named him as club captain. Nathan was also named Shakers “Player of the Season” for the 2014-15 season after he played all but 45 minutes of the Shakers promotion winning campaign that season. His long run of games for the club came to an end towards the end of the season when he had surgery to fix damaged knee ligaments and he missed the last ten games of the campaign.
The 2016-17 season was one to forget for Nathan as injury, again, disrupted his progress for the club. Making only four appearances at the start of the season, Nathan would spend the rest of the campaign on the treatment table however, he made such progress towards the end of the campaign that he made a fleeting five minute cameo appearance in the final home game of the season, but has returned for pre-season training eager to claim a place in the starting eleven.