Conor Newton

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Conor Newton
Personal information
Full name Conor Newton
Date of birth (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rotherham United
Number 17
Youth career
2001–2008 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2013 St. Mirren (loan) 16 (2)
2013–2014 St. Mirren (loan) 37 (4)
2014– Rotherham United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:58, 24 July 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Conor Newton (born 17 October 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Rotherham United.

Club career[edit]

Newcastle United[edit]

Newton joined Newcastle United as a youth player at the age of nine[1] and made his debut for their reserve side in 2008 against Blackburn.[1] Following nine months out with a knee injury[2] he looked to go out on loan to gain first team experience.[3] In January 2013, he joined Scottish side St. Mirren on loan.[4]

Following his loan spell at St.Mirren, Newton, along with Dummett, both signed a one-year extension.[5]

St. Mirren (loan)[edit]

After a spell training with the club[6] on 1 January 2013, he joined Scottish Premier League side St. Mirren on loan until the end of the season.[7]

At St. Mirren, he teamed up with fellow Newcastle player Paul Dummett[8] and was given the squad number twenty four, where he was an un-used substitute, in a 1–1 draw against Kilmarnock.[9] Newton made his debut playing from the start on 19 January,[10] in a 4–1 home defeat to Ross County.[11]

Newton's first goal for the club came in the Scottish Communities League Cup final against Hearts on 17 March 2013, when he collected his first senior medal following St. Mirren's 3–2 win.[12] Following the match, Newton says his first major final was a good one and playing in the cup final is such an honour.[13] In addition, Newton says his thoughts about the goal:

A week later, on 6 April 2013, Newton scored his first league goal, in a 2–2 draw against Motherwell, which was the last match before its split.[15] His second goal came up on the final game of the season and provided assist for John McGinn, who scored the opener in the match, as St. Mirren would win 3–1 against Kilmarnock.[16] The next season ended with St. Mirren not only winning a trophy this season, but managed to avoid relegation.

In conclusion of the 2012–13 season, Newton, along with loaned team-mate Dummett, was offered a new deal by Newcastle United, having yet signed a permanent deal with St. Mirren. If to do so, then Newcastle United will be entitled to compensation should they move on.[17] Eventually, Newton would make his return to his parent club.[18]

In 2013-14 season, Newton returned to St. Mirren on loan in his second spell.[19] After making twelve appearance, Newton scored his first goal in his second spell in a 2-1 win over Ross County and followed the second the following week, in a 3-0 win over Partick Thistle.[20][21] In January, Newton loan spell was extended until the end of the season, making this his first full season at St. Mirren.[22]

Newton was a first team regular for the club, and made 41 appearances over the course of the season. The midfielder weighed in with five goals, scoring in his final match against Hearts on 10 May 2014[23] before his loan spell finished.

Rotherham United[edit]

At the end of the 2013–14 season, Newcastle United did not offer Newton a new contract and he joined Rotherham United on a two-year deal.[24][25]

Honours[edit]

St Mirren

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 May 2014[26][27]
Club statistics
Club Season League League Cup FA Cup Europe Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
St. Mirren (loan) 2012–13 16 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 3
2013–14 37 4 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 41 5
Career total 53 6 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 61 8

Personal life[edit]

Newton grew up in Whickham, England[28] where he attended Whickham Comprehensive School,[1] until 2008.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Conor Newton Profile". nufc.co.uk. Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "New boy comes to Toon". paisleydailyexpress.co.uk. Paisley Daily Express. 24 December 2012. Archived from the original on 5 June 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle young gun would love to go out on loan". chroniclelive.co.uk. Chronicle Live. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Newton's A Saint". nufc.co.uk. Newcastle United F.C. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Conor Newton and Paul Dummett have agreed new deals at Newcastle". Sky Sports. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "St Mirren manager Danny Lennon hails Conor Newton quality". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Newcastle's Conor Newton joins St Mirren on loan". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Newcastle's Conor Newton hoping to make a big impression at St Mirren". sport.stv.tv. STV. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "St. Mirren 1 – 1 Kilmarnock". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Report: St Mirren 1–4 Ross County". saintmirren.net. St. Mirren F.C. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "St. Mirren 1 – 4 Ross County". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "St Mirren 3 Hearts 2: Buddies bounce back from a goal behind to win the League Cup Final". Daily Record. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Connor Newton on his Scottish League Cup final triumph". Chronicle Live. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Conor Newton: "I should have taken my time with cup final finish"". Paisley Daily Express. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Motherwell 2 St Mirren 2: James McFadden earns a point and keeps 'Well in European reckoning". Daily Record. 6 April 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Kilmarnock 1 St Mirren 3: Future looks bright as sides unveil stars in the making". Daily Record. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "St Mirren: Dummett and Newton offered Newcastle deals". BBC Sport. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Graham Carey and Sam Parkin to exit St Mirren". BBC Sport. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "Transfer News: St Mirren have signed Conor Newton on loan from Newcastle". Sky Sports. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Partick Thistle 0 St Mirren 3: St Mirren take all three points in victory over Partick Thistle at Firhill". Daily Record. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "St. Mirren 2 - 1 Ross County". BBC Sport. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Transfer news: St Mirren extend Newcastle midfielder Conor Newton's loan". Sky Sports. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "BBC Sport - St Mirren 1-1 Heart of Midlothian". BBC Sport. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  24. ^ "Released Newton To Join Rotherham" (Press release). Newcastle United. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "Conor becomes the New man in town" (Press release). Rotherham United. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Conor Newton Stats". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  27. ^ "Conor Newton Stats". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  28. ^ "Conor Newton Profile". skysports.com. Sky Sports. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  29. ^ "Head teachers report 2009 Autumn P38". tes.co.uk. Tes. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

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