Alfie Potter

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Alfie Potter
Alfie Potter 28-09-2010 1.jpg
Potter playing for Oxford United in 2010
Personal information
Full name Alfie James Potter[1]
Date of birth (1989-01-09) 9 January 1989 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Hackney, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Oxford United
Number 11
Youth career
0000–2003 Wimbledon
2003–2006 Millwall
2007 Peterborough United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Waltham Forest 1 (0)
2007–2010 Peterborough United 2 (0)
2007 → Kvinesdal (loan) 0 (0)
2007 Grays Athletic (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2008 Havant & Waterlooville (loan) 15 (2)
2008 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 4 (1)
2008–2009 Kettering Town (loan) 39 (1)
2009–2010 Oxford United (loan) 25 (6)
2010– Oxford United 110 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:33, 24 August 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Alfie James Potter (born 9 January 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays for Oxford United as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Potter came through the youth team ranks at Peterborough United, after being released by Wimbledon at the age of 14,[2] then by Millwall aged 17. Before joining Peterborough he spent a few months at the Barking Abbey Centre for Football Excellence, where he made several first-team appearances for Waltham Forest in the Isthmian League. He signed his first professional contract with Peterborough on 1 June 2007, signing a one-year deal.[3]

He joined Kvinesdal of the Norwegian 4th tier on loan in the summer of 2007, but failed to make any appearances.[4] In September 2007 he had a month's loan spell at Grays Athletic.[5] He made just one appearance, coming on as a substitute against Exeter City.

In November 2007 he made a loan move to Conference South side Havant & Waterlooville, for the rest of the season.[6] He played in Havant's 5–2 fourth-round FA Cup defeat to Premier League side Liverpool on 26 January 2008. Potter played a big part in Havant's second goal to put Havant 2–1 ahead when his shot took a deflection off Martin Škrtel.[7] For this feat, Potter was named "Player of the Round".[8]

In December 2007, he was offered at new two-and-a-half-year deal by Peterborough, and, on 29 January 2008, he was recalled from his loan spell at Havant & Waterlooville.

On 29 February 2008, Potter was loaned to Isthmian League Premier Division side AFC Wimbledon, for a month.[9] He made his first appearances for the Posh in the League upon his return. In July 2008, Potter was close to signing on loan for Conference National newcomers Kettering Town. However, Peterborough initially stalled the deal because of injury worries, but he finally completed his loan move to Kettering on 1 August 2008.[10]

In May 2009, it was revealed that Lincoln City had enquired about Potter and his team-mate Liam Hatch.[11]

On 3 June 2009, Potter signed for Oxford United on a season-long loan.[12] He scored five goals in 20 Conference National games as Oxford finished third and went on to win the playoff final 3–1 against York City, his last-minute goal at Wembley Stadium securing Oxford's return to the Football League after a four-year exile.[13] At the end of the season he joined Oxford permanently for an undisclosed fee.[14] His debut league goal, a "fine strike", came in a 2–2 draw against Wycombe on 9 April 2011,[15] one of two goals he scored in the 2010–11 season. He scored twice more in the first half of the following season, before breaking his ankle in February 2012[16] and missing the rest of the season.

He returned for the start of the 2012–13 season, and on 5 September 2012 came off the bench to score an 88th-minute winner against local rivals Swindon Town in a first-round Football League Trophy match.[17] He finished the season with a career-best haul of 11 goals (10 in the league).[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream Publishing. p. 339. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Shrooting Back into Favour". Wimbledon Guardian. March 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Potter pens Peterborough contract". BBC Sport. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 29 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Fra trening i Kvinesdal til helt på Anfield" (in Norwegian). Fædrelandsvennen. 26 January 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Grays complete Potter loan swoop". BBC Sport. 20 September 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Peterborough winger joins Hawks". BBC Sport. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "Liverpool 5–2 Havant & W'looville". BBC Sport. 26 January 2008. Archived from the original on 28 January 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2008. 
  8. ^ "Havant's Potter wins FA Cup award". BBC Sport. 4 February 2008. Archived from the original on 31 January 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2008. 
  9. ^ "Posh man joins Wimbledon on loan". BBC Sport. 29 February 2008. Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 29 February 2008. 
  10. ^ "Potter Signs". Kettering Town F.C. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  11. ^ "Imps Chase Peterborough Pair". The Forgotten Imp. 16 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Oxford sign Peterborough's Potter". BBC News. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2009. 
  13. ^ "Oxford United 3–1 York City". BBC Sport. 16 May 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Alfie wings in". Oxford United FC. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "Oxford Utd 2–2 Wycombe". BBC Sport. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Oxford United's Alfie Potter injured for rest of season". BBC Sport. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Oxford Utd 1 0 Swindon". BBC Sport. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Alfie Potter 2012–13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 

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