Bobby Grant (footballer)

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Bobby Grant
Personal information
Full name Robert Grant[citation needed]
Date of birth (1990-07-01) 1 July 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Litherland, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Shrewsbury Town
(on loan from Blackpool)
Number 24
Youth career
2005–2006 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Accrington Stanley 65 (15)
2010–2012 Scunthorpe United 59 (7)
2010–2011 Rochdale (loan) 6 (2)
2012 Accrington Stanley (loan) 8 (3)
2012–2013 Rochdale 36 (15)
2013– Blackpool 6 (0)
2014 Fleetwood Town (loan) 1 (0)
2014– Shrewsbury Town (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:33, 25 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert "Bobby" Grant (born 1 July 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town, on loan from Blackpool.

Career[edit]

Accrington Stanley[edit]

He made his professional début for Accrington Stanley on 5 May 2007 in the Football League Two clash with Milton Keynes Dons at the National Hockey Stadium which ended in 3–1 defeat for Stanley. In that game, at the age of 16 years 309 days, he became the second youngest player to appear in The Football League for Stanley and the youngest since February 1959. At the beginning of the 2007–08 season he suffered a knee injury which kept him out until January 2008, soon after he signed professional terms. His first goal for Stanley came in a 1–0 home win against Chesterfield on 25 April 2009.[1]

Grant was one of five men arrested alongside Steven Gerrard after an alleged assault on Lounge Inn DJ and businessman Mark McGee during a fracas inside the Southport night club in December 2008. Gerrard and two others were charged with assault, while Grant was released on bail without charge.[2]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

On 24 June 2010 Grant signed for Scunthorpe United for the fee up to £260,000 and signed a two-year deal at the club. He was awarded a one-year contract extension by the club in May 2012.[3]

Rochdale[edit]

In the summer of 2012 Grant signed a two-year deal at Rochdale for an undisclosed fee and rejoined John Coleman who was his manager while he was at Accrington Stanley. On 17 June 2013 Grant had a transfer request accepted by Rochdale after a successful season at Spotland in which he scored 16 goals from 28 appearances.[4]

Blackpool[edit]

On 18 July 2013, Grant signed for Blackpool for an undisclosed fee, on a two-year contract with an option of a further year.[5]

Fleetwood Town (loan)[edit]

On 28 February 2014, Grant joined League Two side Fleetwood Town for the remainder of the 2013–14 season but was injured 38 minutes into his debut.[6]

Shrewsbury Town (loan)[edit]

Having not featured for his parent club since December 2013, Grant signed on an initial one month loan with Shrewsbury Town in League Two on 9 October 2014, linking up with former Blackpool team-mates James Caton and Mark Halstead.[7] He made his debut a week later, playing an hour as Shrewsbury picked up their first away win of the season against York City.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 October 2014[9]
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Accrington Stanley
2006–07
League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08
League Two 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2008–09
League Two 15 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 1
2009–10 League Two 42 14 5 2 2 1 4 1 53 18
Total 65 15 5 2 3 1 4 1 77 19
Scunthorpe United 2010–11 Championship 27 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 30 0
2011–12 League One 29 7 2 0 2 0 2 2 35 9
2012–13 League One 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 2
Total 59 7 2 0 7 2 2 2 70 11
Rochdale (loan) 2010–11 League One 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2011–12 League Two 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Rochdale 2012–13 League Two 36 15 1 0 0 0 1 1 38 16
Blackpool 2013–14 Championship 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2014–15 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Fleetwood Town (loan) 2013–14 League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2014–15 League Two 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Career totals 184 42 8 2 12 3 7 4 211 51
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Accrington 1–0 Chesterfield
  2. ^ "Stanley Player Bailed", Accrington Observer, 31 December 2008
  3. ^ "Cliff Byrne heads Scunthorpe United departures". BBC. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Statement: Bobby Grant
  5. ^ "Rochdale's Grant joins Blackpool". BBC Sport. 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  6. ^ "Bobby joins Cod Army". Fleetwood Town FC. 28 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bobbby Grant: Shrewsbury Town sign Blackpool striker on loan". BBC Sport. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "York City 0-1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bobby Grant career statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 

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