Adam Lockwood was born in Wakefield and made his move to Doncaster via a circuitous route, starting his career at Reading and then spending five seasons with Yeovil Town, helping them earn promotion to the Football League. He began his Rovers career at right-back, but more usually played in the centre of defence. A strong defender, he was also a threat at set-plays due to his aerial ability.
He was a key member of the team that won the 2006-07 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, appearing in every game including the Final when Rovers defeated Bristol Rovers 3-2 after extra time at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. He was also a regular in Rovers’ promotion campaign the following season, although he missed the conclusion of the campaign and the play-offs due to injury. The following season, with Rovers back in the Championship for the first time in 50 years, he was mainly used as a squad player, although the following season he formed an effective partnership with Jason Shackell before succumbing to injury.
In 2010-11 he helped Rovers stay in the Championship for a third successive season but following their relegation a year later he was released and joined Bury. From there he had spells at Guiseley, Oldham Athletic and Guiseley again, where he was manager for a time, working alongside Dave Penney, the man who signed him for Rovers.
Rovers Debut: 5th August 2006, Division One vs. Carlisle United (away) Lost 0-1.
Final game: 21st April 2012, Championship vs. Coventry City (away) Won 2-0.
Rovers Career: Football League: 151 appearances, 8 goals. All senior games: 179 appearances, 8 goals
Honours with Rovers: Johnstone’s Paint Trophy winner 2006-07, Promoted to Championship 2007-08.