Dan Potts (footballer)

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Daniel Potts
Dan Potts.jpg
Potts playing for West Ham United in August 2012
Personal information
Full name Daniel Potts[1]
Date of birth (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Barking, England[2]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender[3]
Club information
Current team
Luton Town
Youth career
2003–2011 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 West Ham United 5 (0)
2012–2013 Colchester United (loan) 5 (0)
2013 Portsmouth (loan) 5 (0)
2015– Luton Town 0 (0)
National team
2011 United States U20 1 (0)
2012 England U18 1 (0)
2012–2013 England U19 2 (0)
2013 England U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:10, 29 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:02, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Daniel "Dan" Potts (born 13 April 1994)[4] is a professional footballer who plays as a full-back for League Two club Luton Town. He started his career at West Ham United, making 13 first-team appearances alongside loan spells at Colchester United and Portsmouth, before joining Luton in 2015. He has also represented England at under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels.

Club career[edit]

Potts joined West Ham United aged nine and signed as a scholar in May 2010.[5] He made his reserve team debut away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on 27 April 2011,[6] and his senior debut at home on 17 December 2011, in a 1–0 victory over Barnsley,[7] just a day after signing a professional contract with the club.[8] He received the Young Player of the Year award in May 2012 after making four appearances during the season.

On 23 November 2012 he joined Colchester United in League One on a month long loan.[9] He made his debut on 24 November in a 5–1 defeat to Milton Keynes Dons.[10] In January 2013 Potts was recalled from his loan by West Ham.[11] On 23 January 2013 he was taken from the pitch in the 82nd minute with concussion, after a clash of heads with Bacary Sagna, in a Premier League game against Arsenal resulting in 12 minutes of stoppage time being added on after 90 minutes.[12][13]

On 20 November 2013, Potts joined League Two club Portsmouth on a month-long loan.[14] He made his debut in a 2–1 defeat at Fratton Park against Scunthorpe United.[15] Potts returned to West Ham in December 2013.[16] He was released by West Ham at the end of the 2014–15 season.[17]

A day after his release, Potts signed a two-year contract with League Two side Luton Town.[18]

International career[edit]

As his father was born in the United States, Potts was presumed eligible to play for both the England national football team and the United States men's national soccer team. Potts was invited and took part in a United States under-20 camp in 2011.[19] He made his debut as a substitute, playing 21 minutes, for the American U-20 team against France in a friendly game in Vichy.[20][21] However, in April 2012 US Soccer officials determined that Potts was not eligible for US citizenship as his father did not meet residency requirements to pass along citizenship to his son, meaning he could no longer play for the US at any level.[22]

Potts played the first half for the England U-18 team in 3–0 win against Poland at Crewe's Alexandra Stadium on 7 March 2012.[23] He represented England for the U-19's in a friendly against Finland in November 2012.[24]

On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[25] He made his debut on 16 June 2013 in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 May 2015.[27]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Ham United 2011–12 Championship 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13 Premier League 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
2013–14 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 5 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 13 0
Colchester United (loan) 2012–13 League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Portsmouth (loan) 2013–14 League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 15 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 23 0

Personal life[edit]

Potts attended Marshalls Park School in Romford. His father is Steve Potts, former captain of West Ham United.[7] At 12 years old, Potts was diagnosed with leukaemia. However, just before his 16th birthday he was given the all clear.[28]

Honours[edit]

West Ham United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 1 February 2013. p. 40. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 552. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ Programme two 2011/12-page 70
  4. ^ "Youths 2010/11". West Ham United F.C. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Scholars sign up". West Ham United F.C. 4 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Programme No 26 7 May 2011 p66
  7. ^ a b "West Ham 1 – 0 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Potts signs pro deal". West Ham United F.C. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "West Ham's Dan Potts joins Colchester United on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "MK Dons 5–1 Colchester". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Potts leaves, while U's sweat over possible Thompson suspension". www.eadt.co.uk. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Palmer, Justin (24 January 2012). "West Ham defender Potts knocked unconscious in Arsenal defeat". Reuters.com. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Arsenal 5–1 West Ham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Pompey Sign Potts". www.portsmouthfc.co.uk. 20 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Potts:Not Solid Enough". www.portsmouthfc.co.uk. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  16. ^ Allen, Neil (21 December 2013). "Potts exit ensures Pompey left-back search ramped up". Portsmouth News. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Hammers confirm retained list". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "Luton Town sign defender Dan Potts from West Ham Utd". Luton Town F.C. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "The lowdown on Dan Potts". soccerbyives. 27 December 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  20. ^ "Daniel Potts profile". West Ham United F.C. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "2011 Statistics". U.S. Soccer. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  22. ^ http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2012/04/report-potts-not-eligible-for-usa.html
  23. ^ "Potts plays for Three Lions". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "England U19s Head Coach Noel Blake has picked his squad to face Finland". TheFA.com. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  25. ^ "Final squad named" TheFA.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  26. ^ "Training win for Three Lions" TheFA.com. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  27. ^ Daniel Potts career statistics at Soccerbase
  28. ^ "On the road... Potts the Younger is quick to stamp his brand at West Ham". West Ham United F.C. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 

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