Conor Townsend

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Conor Townsend
Personal information
Full name Conor Stephen Townsend[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-04) 4 March 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire, England[2]
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 28
Youth career
–2011 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Hull City 0 (0)
2011–2012 Grimsby Town (loan) 27 (1)
2012–2013 Chesterfield (loan) 20 (1)
2013 Carlisle United (loan) 11 (0)
2014 Carlisle United (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:20, 11 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Conor Stephen Townsend (born 4 March 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Hull City. He has previously played for Grimsby Town and Chesterfield.

Career[edit]

Townsend came through the youth ranks at Hull City and was promoted to the clubs first team during the 2011–12 season. He joined Grimsby Town on loan on 25 October 2011, initially for one month.[3] He made his debut on 29 October, playing in a 5–0 win against Ashington in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup, and was named man-of-the-match.[4] He made his league debut on 5 November, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–2 draw against Bath City.[5] After making 5 appearances, his loan was extended by a further month.[6] On 29 December, the loan was extended until the end of the season.[7] At the end of the 2011–12 season Townsend was awarded the clubs "Supporters Young Player of the Season" award.[8]

On 20 November 2012, he joined Chesterfield on a month-long loan.[9] He made his debut on 15 December, replacing Jay O'Shea after 85 minutes of a 1–1 draw at home to Burton Albion.[10] On 29 December, he scored his first goal for Chesterfield and was then sent off later in the game, during a 1–1 draw against Morecambe.[11] The loan was eventually extended to the end of the season.[12] On 29 April, his loan deal ended and he returned to Hull City.[13]

Townsend's breakthrough of sorts, at the start of the 2013/2014 season, occurred when he made his Hull City debut on 27 August 2013, coming on as 55th minute substitute in a League Cup game against Leyton Orient.[14] Following this, Townsend moved on a month-long loan to Carlisle United on 2 September 2013.[15] The loan was extended for two months on 26 September 2013.[16]

Honours[edit]

Grimsby Town
  • Supporters Young Player of the Season: 2011–12

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 January 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hull City 2011–12[17] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[18] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Grimsby Town (loan) 2011–12[17] Conference 27 1 4 0 0 0 31 1
Chesterfield (loan) 2012–13[18] League Two 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
Carlisle United (loan) 2013–14[19] League One 12 0 3 0 2 0 17 0
Career total 59 2 7 0 1 0 2 0 69 2
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances (including substitutions) and goals in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 16. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Conor Townsend" Sky Sports.com. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Grimsby Town sign Hull City's Conor Townsend on loan" BBC Sport. 25 October 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Grimsby Town: Conor focused on Mariners as Hull manager saga rumbles on" This is Grimsby. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Bath City 2–2 Grimsby" BBC Sport. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Grimsby Town extend loan of Hull City's Conor Townsend" BBC Sport. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Hull City's Conor Townsend to stay at Grimsby Town for season" BBC Sport. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  8. ^ http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/Connor-Townsend-shooting-Hull-City-starting-spot/story-16559794-detail/story.html
  9. ^ "Chesterfield sign Jay O'Shea and Conor Townsend" BBC Sport. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Chesterfield 1–1 Burton" BBC Sport. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Chesterfield 1–1 Morecambe" BBC Sport. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Chesterfield extend Conor Townsend loan from Hull City". BBC Sport (BBC). 25 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Seven released by Spireites". skysports.com (Sky Sports). 29 April 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Leyton Orient 0-1 Hull". BBC Sport (BBC). 27 August 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Carlisle United sign Hull City defender Conor Townsend". BBC Sport (BBC). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Carlisle: Hull defender Conor Townsend extends loan stay". BBC Sport (BBC). 26 September 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Conor Townsend in 2011/12". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Conor Townsend in 2012/13". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Conor Townsend in 2013/14". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

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