Conrad Logan

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Conrad Logan
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Personal information
Full name Conrad Joseph Logan[1]
Date of birth (1986-04-18) 18 April 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Ramelton, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Rochdale (on loan from Leicester City)
Number 22
Youth career
2000 Swilly Rovers
2001–2005 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Leicester City 23 (0)
2005–2006 Boston United (loan) 10 (0)
2006 Boston United (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2008 Stockport County (loan) 34 (0)
2008–2009 Luton Town (loan) 22 (0)
2009 Stockport County (loan) 7 (0)
2011 Bristol Rovers (loan) 16 (0)
2011 Rotherham United (loan) 19 (0)
2014– Rochdale (loan) 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:50, 14 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Conrad Joseph Logan (born 18 April 1986) is an Irish football goalkeeper currently playing for Rochdale on loan from Leicester City. He was educated at Saint Eunan's College in Letterkenny, County Donegal, and is a former Irish youth international.

Although not a regular goalkeeper at Leicester, Logan is currently their longest serving player,[2] having been with the club since joining the academy in 2001.[3] He is the first Leicester player to play at the new Wembley Stadium on 26 May 2008 (while on loan at Stockport County),[4] winning the League Two play-off final after a 3–2 win over Rochdale.[5]

Career[edit]

Leicester City[edit]

Logan (far right) as a substitute for Leicester City on 23 January 2010. He spent the majority of his career at the club on the bench.

Born in Ramelton, County Donegal, Logan began his career in 2001 in the youth system at Leicester City.[6] He had two loan spells at Boston United during the 2005–06 season.[7][8]

Logan, who made his senior debut for Leicester in a 2–0 League Cup win over Macclesfield Town on 22 August 2006.[9] After a series of poor displays from first-choice keeper Paul Henderson at the start of the 2006–07 season, Logan made his league debut in a 0–0 draw against Colchester United on 23 September.[10] He was dropped from the first-team squad after conceding four goals against Sheffield Wednesday on 2 December 2006.[11] Nonetheless, he signed a new three-year contract on 21 December.[12] When Nigel Worthington was appointed caretaker manager, Logan regained his place in a 2–1 defeat to Norwich City on 14 April 2007.[13] He played in the club's last five league games of the season, earning two clean sheets helping Leicester avoid relegation.

Stockport County (loan)[edit]

On 6 August 2007, Logan was made available for loan for the forthcoming season,[14] and he signed a season-long loan with Stockport County on 9 August.[15] In the 2007–08 season, Logan played 38 games for Stockport and helped the team to a League Two play-off final on 26 May where they met and defeated northwest rivals Rochdale 3–2.[5]

Luton Town (loan)[edit]

Logan joined Luton Town on loan for six months in the 2008–2009 season, providing competition for Luton goalkeeper Dean Brill.[16] He saved three penalty kicks in a 0–0 FA Cup draw against Altrincham on 21 November 2008, which Luton won 4–2 on penalties.[17] Logan helped the club to another penalty shootout win against Brentford in the Football League Trophy second round on 7 October 2008.[18] His form prompted the club to make an offer for his loan to be extended by a further month.[19] However, this was rejected by Logan's agent,[20] and he missed out on the 2009 Football League Trophy Final against Scunthorpe on 5 April 2009,[4] which Luton won 3–2.[21]

Stockport County (2nd loan)[edit]

On 27 March, Logan rejoined Stockport County on a one week emergency loan as cover for injured keepers Owain Fôn Williams and Lloyd Rigby.[22] He extended his stay with Stockport by a further week on 3 April in where the club's win against Crewe on the penultimate game guaranteed safety in league 1.[23]

Return to Leicester City[edit]

Despite a succession of loan moves, Logan refused to give up on his career at Leicester and vowed to fight for his place in the 2009–10 season.[24] Tim Flowers, who was previously coach at the club, felt that "to be fair to Conrad, he has also done well."[25] Logan signed an extended contract with Leicester until the summer of 2012 on 16 February 2010.[26] He finally played his first league game for the club since 2007 against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough Stadium on 6 March 2010, conceding one goal in a 2–0 defeat.[27] Coming on as a substitute for injured first choice keeper Chris Weale, Logan was still happy with life at the club.[28] With Leicester already qualified for the Championship play-offs, Logan was finally given his first start against Middlesbrough on 2 May 2010, saving a penalty kick and keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 win.[29]

Bristol Rovers (loan)[edit]

Logan played 7 games for Leicester in 2010–11 season, before on 18 February 2011, he joined Bristol Rovers on a one month loan deal.[30] Logan then extended his loan deal until the end of the season, after impressive displays, including two penalty saves in as many games against Huddersfield and Notts County.[31] Towards the end of his 16 games at Bristol Logan expressed his desire to stay at Rovers permanently, a move that failed to materialise.

Rotherham United (loan)[edit]

On 5 August, Logan joined Rotherham United on loan until January 2012. Logan made his debut for the Millers in the 1–0 win over Oxford United on 7 August. At the end of his loan, Logan returned to Leicester amidst rumours about a permanent move away from Leicester.

Second Return to Leicester City[edit]

On 29 June 2012 Logan signed a new deal extending his stay at the King Power Stadium until June 2013.[32] Logan was an unused substitute in every one of Leicester's league and cup games that season and did not play a competitive match. Despite this, he was a regular for the club's Development Squad, captaining the side on many occasions as they won promotion to the newly formed Barclays Under 21 Premier League. At the end of May 2013, Leicester City announced, whilst publishing their release list for out of contract players, that negotiations were taking place for Logan to remain at the club for another season. On 13 June, Logan signed a new two-year contract until 2015.[2] On 27 August 2013, he made his first appearance for Leicester City since October 2010, playing the full 90 minutes of the club's 5–2 Capital One Cup win over Carlisle United.

Rochdale (loan)[edit]

On 18 August 2014, Logan joined League One side Rochdale on an initial one month loan, following an injury to Josh Lillis.[33] Logan made his debut in Rochdale's 5–2 victory at Crewe Alexandra, putting in an impressive display.[34] On 28 August, Logan extended his loan at the club until January.[35] Logan saved a penalty in Rochdale's 3–2 victory over Leyton Orient on 27 September, a feat he would replicate in the next game, saving Devante Cole's last minute penalty, although it couldn't prevent a 1–0 loss to Barnsley.[36]

International career[edit]

Logan being capped from U14 all the way through to U19 but has been overlooked for the U21 and senior Republic of Ireland national football team. Despite the snub, Logan is determined to play for his country.[37]

Personal life[edit]

Logan was born in Ramelton, Republic of Ireland on 18 April 1986.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 December 2014. Leicester City seasons without appearances not depicted
Season Club Division League Cup League Cup Europe Other[38] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006–07 Leicester City Championship 18 0 2 0 20 0
2009–10 2 0 2 0
2010–11 3 0 4 0 7 0
2013–14 1 0 1 0
2005– Total 23 0 7 0 30 0
2005–06 Boston United (loan) League Two 13 0 13 0
2007–08 Stockport County (loan) 34 0 2 0 5 0 41 0
2008–09 Luton Town (loan) 22 0 3 0 1 0 4 0 30 0
2008–09 Stockport County (loan) League One 7 0 7 0
2010–11 Bristol Rovers (loan) League One 16 0 16 0
2011–12 Rotherham United (loan) League Two 18 0 2 0 20 0
2014–15 Rochdale (loan) League One 18 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 23 0
2005– Career Total 151 0 8 0 10 0 11 0 180 0

Honours[edit]

Stockport County
Leicester City

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Conrad Logan player profile". Leicester Mercury. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
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  5. ^ a b Fletcher, Paul (26 May 2008). "Stockport 3–2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2008. 
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  8. ^ "Boston bring in Leicester keeper". BBC Sport. 20 April 2006. Archived from the original on 24 April 2006. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Leicester 2–0 Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 22 August 2006. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Leicester 0–0 Colchester". BBC Sport. 23 September 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Leicester 1–4 Sheff Wed". BBC Sport. 2 December 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2008. 
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  21. ^ Fletcher, Paul (5 April 2009). "Luton 3–2 Scunthorpe". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
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  25. ^ "Flowers: Weale Has Done Fantastic". LCFC.co.uk. 3 February 2010. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
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  28. ^ "Logan Happy To Play Waiting Game". LCFC.co.uk. 9 March 2010. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Leicester 2–0 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  30. ^ "Rovers Loan For Keeper Logan". LCFC.co.uk. 23 March 2011. Archived from the original on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  31. ^ "Logan Loan Extended". LCFC.co.uk. 21 March 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  32. ^ "Logan Signs New Contract". www.LCFC.co.uk. Leicester City F.C. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  33. ^ "Logan joins Dale on loan". Rochdale AFC. 18 August 2014. 
  34. ^ "Hill Pleased With Logan Debut". Rochdale AFC. 20 August 2014. 
  35. ^ "Conrad Logan extends Rochdale stay". The Football League. 28 August 2014. 
  36. ^ http://www.rochdaleafc.co.uk/news/article/report-dalevbarnsley-04.10.14-1988035.aspx
  37. ^ "Logan's run of form keeps him on trail of Donegal's poster boys". Irish Independent. 27 March 2011. 
  38. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Johnstone's Paint Trophy, Football League play-offs

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