Colin Daniel

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Colin Daniel
Personal information
Full name Colin Alan Daniel
Date of birth (1988-02-15) 15 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Eastwood, England[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Port Vale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Eastwood Town 79 (8)
2007–2009 Crewe Alexandra 14 (1)
2008 Halifax Town (loan) 8 (5)
2008 Grays Athletic (loan) 1 (0)
2008 Leek Town (loan) 8 (3)
2009 Macclesfield Town (loan) 8 (0)
2009–2012 Macclesfield Town 117 (13)
2012–2014 Mansfield Town 69 (7)
2014– Port Vale 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 2 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Colin Alan Daniel (born 15 February 1988) is an English footballer who plays for League One club Port Vale. A left-sided midfielder, he can also play as a winger, full-back, wing-back, or forward.

He began his career with non-league Eastwood Town, before winning a move to Crewe Alexandra in July 2007. From Crewe he was loaned out to Halifax Town, Grays Athletic, Leek Town, and Macclesfield Town, before he joined Macclesfield Town on a permanent basis in May 2009. He spent three years with Macclesfield, before moving on to Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee in August 2012. He helped Mansfield to win the Conference Premier title in 2012–13. He signed with Port Vale in June 2014.

Playing career[edit]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Crewe Alexandra manager Dario Gradi signed Daniel from Northern Premier League side Eastwood Town for a "five-figure sum" in July 2007.[2] He made his debut for the "Railwaymen" on 15 December, coming on as an 89th minute substitute for Nicky Maynard in a 3–0 defeat to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park.[3] In January 2008 Daniel signed for Conference Premier club Grays Athletic on a one month loan.[4] He made his debut for the "Blues" coming on from the bench in the 1–1 FA Trophy Third Round match against York City at Bootham Crescent on 12 January. He made three appearances for Grays before returning to Crewe on 1 February.[5]

He made 16 appearances for Crewe at the start of the 2008–09 season, and scored his first goal in the Football League on 24 January in a 5–1 defeat to Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium.[6] He joined Northern Premier League side Leek Town on loan in March 2008.[7]

Macclesfield Town[edit]

Daniel joined Keith Alexander's Macclesfield Town on loan on 24 March for the remainder of the 2008–09 season. He played eight League Two games, and after being released by Crewe in May 2009 he signed a one-year contract with Macclesfield.[8][9]

He made 41 appearances in the 2009–10 campaign and signed a new two-year deal with the club in April 2010.[10] He scored ten goals in 49 games in the 2010–11 season.

Daniel underwent hernia surgery in August 2011, after manager Gary Simpson admitted that "we feel best to sort out now rather than risk it getting much worse".[11] Despite injury problems restricting him to just five appearances at the start of the 2011–12 season, he signed a new one-year contract extension in October to keep him at the club until summer 2013.[12] On 7 January, he scored in a 2–2 draw with Premier League side Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup at Moss Rose.[13]

Mansfield Town[edit]

Daniel was signed by Conference Premier side Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee in August 2012.[14] He ended the 2012–13 campaign with five goals in 43 appearances as Paul Cox's "Stags" won promotion into the Football League as champions of the Conference.

He scored three goals in 32 matches in the 2013–14 season, including the only goal of the game with Bristol Rovers to relegate Rovers out of the Football League on 3 May.[15] Nottingham Post reporter Sarah Clapson described Daniel, who played at left wing-back in a 3–5–2 formation, as "a bit inconsistent" during the campaign despite showing good potential.[16]

Port Vale[edit]

Daniel signed a two-year contract with League One club Port Vale in June 2014.[17] Daniel said that "as soon as Micky Adams called me I couldn't say no because Port Vale are a big club."[18]

Style of play[edit]

A left-sided midfielder, he can also play as a winger, full-back, wing-back, or forward. In June 2014, Daniel stated that "I'm a quick player. I like to defend and retain the ball."[18]

Statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[19] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007–08[20] Crewe Alexandra League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08[20] Grays Athletic (loan) Conference Premier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09[21] Crewe Alexandra League One 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Total 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
2008–09[21] Macclesfield Town (loan) League Two 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2009–10[22] Macclesfield Town 38 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 41 3
2010–11[23] 43 8 3 1 1 1 2 0 49 10
2011–12[24] 36 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 41 3
Total 125 13 9 2 2 1 3 0 139 16
2012–13[25] Mansfield Town Conference Premier 41 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 43 5
2013–14[26] League Two 28 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 32 3
Total 69 7 5 1 0 0 1 0 75 8
2014–15[27] Port Vale League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 209 21 17 3 2 1 4 0 231 25

Honours[edit]

with Mansfield Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 489. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ "Crewe nip in for defender Daniel". BBC Sport. 9 May 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hartlepool 3-0 Crewe". BBC Sport. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Grays recruit Crewe winger Daniel". BBC Sport. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Defensive loan duo back at Grays". BBC Sport. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Northampton 5-1 Crewe". BBC Sport. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Crewe sign striker Jones on loan". BBC Sport. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Daniel returns to Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Daniel returns to Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Daniel and Sinclair agree new contracts at Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Macclesfield's Colin Daniel to undergo hernia surgery". BBC Sport. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Colin Daniel signs new Macclesfield Town contract". BBC Sport. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  13. ^ Beaven, Chris (7 January 2012). "Macclesfield 2 - 2 Bolton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Colin Daniel joins Mansfield Town from Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  15. ^ Chapman, Caroline (3 May 2014). "Bristol Rovers 0 - 1 Mansfield". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Vale new boy Colin Daniel has plenty of potential". The Sentinel. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Port Vale sign Colin Daniel from League Two Mansfield". BBC Sport. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Port Vale braced for busy summer after landing Colin Daniel from Mansfield". The Sentinel. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  19. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Colin Daniel in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Colin Daniel in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Colin Daniel in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Colin Daniel in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Colin Daniel in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Colin Daniel in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Colin Daniel in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Colin Daniel in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 

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