Danny Mayor

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Danny Mayor
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-10-18) 18 October 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Leyland,[1] England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
2007–2008 Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Preston North End 64 (2)
2009 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 3 (0)
2012–2014 Sheffield Wednesday 8 (0)
2013 Southend United (loan) 5 (0)
2013–2014 Bury (loan) 39 (5)
2014– Bury 43 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:51, 26 April 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel John "Danny" Mayor (born 18 October 1990) is an English footballer who currently plays for Bury, where he plays in midfield as an attacking winger.


Preston North End[edit]

According to then manager Gary Peters, he revealed that Mayor joined Preston North End at age nine for £40 after his parents enrolled him to do the club's Centre of Excellence and was given "free bottle of milk and a season ticket for coming to the school".[2] He went to came through Preston North End's youth ranks.[1] On 15 December 2008 he was given his first professional two-and-a-half-year contract[citation needed] with fellow youngster, Adam Barton.[3]

On 5 March 2009 he joined Tranmere Rovers on a one-month loan deal.[4] Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore was reported to say: "He is a hard working winger with the ability to go past people and has a trick up his sleeve." Two days later, on 7 March 2009, He was handed his League One début against Northampton Town, where he set up a goal for Bas Savage.[5] After the match, Manager Moore praised Mayor performance, citing he "direct, took people on and played a great ball in for the goal."[6] After making three appearance, Mayor returned to Preston, where Manager Alan Irvine believes that the loan move to Tranmere Rovers made him "grow up", due to giving him "more confidence".[7]

Mayor made his debut for Preston North End on 16 January 2010 against Bristol City.[1] He came on as a substitute in the 70th minute for Richard Chaplow. Preston lost the match 4–2.[8] It was Darren Ferguson's debut as Preston manager. Due to Ferguson started to use youngsters in the first team,[9] He was handed his full home debut in a game against Scunthorpe United on 10 April 2010, a game which Preston won 3–2.[10] At the start of 2010–11 season, Mayor signed a two-year contract that will keep him until 2013.[11]

After making 21 league appearance in the 2010/11 season, which resulted the relegation to League One, Mayor scored his first League goal for Preston against his old club Tranmere Rovers on 26 September 2011.[12] His next goal came against Hartlepool United, which went on to win the goal of the season for the club's 2011/12 season and also went on to be awarded the Young Player of the Year.[13] The 2011/12 season proved to be a breakthrough for Mayor, as he made a very impressive displays and become the fan favourite.[14]

Mayor allegedly told manager Graham Westley before the 2012/13 season that he would like to play at a higher level, with fellow team-mate Jamie Proctor making the same statement, despite the pair both being contracted to the club and part of the manager's plans.[15] As a result of wanting to leave, Preston chairman Peter Ridsdale was unsure towards the Mayor and Proctor.[16]

Tranmere Rovers (loan)[edit]

After his loan spell with Tranmere Rovers came to an end, Mayor's impressive performance at the club attracted interests from Premier League duo Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.[17]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

After being unsettled at the club, Mayor was linked with a move to Blackpool, before a bid for Mayor from Championship side Sheffield Wednesday was accepted, with Manager Dave Jones stating that he "would be a good addition".[18][19] One day later, Mayor joined the club for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.[20]

Mayor made his debut on 1 September 2012 for the club, coming on as a substitute in the 84th minutes, in a 2–1 loss against Crystal Palace.[21] He soon have his first team opportunities become limited since joining the club.[22]

He joined Southend United on an initial 28-day loan deal on Tuesday 12 February 2013, going straight into the first team to play against Cheltenham Town that night.[23][24] The move occurred when the club need a replacement for Michael Timlin, who ruled out for the entire of the season.[25] After making five appearance, Mayor loan spell with Southend United came to an end.[26]


Ahead of the 2013–14 season, Mayor joined Bury on a season-long loan, which will keep him until the end of the 2013–14 season.[27] He made his debut, coming on as a substitute, in a 2–0 loss against Chesterfield in the opening game of the season. Four weeks later, on 31 August 2013, Mayor scored his first goal from a 30-yard strike, in a 4–1 win over Cheltenham Town before setting up the fourth goal.[28] Since scoring his first goal, Mayor began established himself in the first team regular. Though becoming in the first team regular, Mayor struggled to score furthermore goals until scoring his second goal of the season, in a 3–0 win over Hartlepool United on 1 January 2014.[29] He went on to make forty-two appearance in all competitions and scoring five times.

At the end of the next season, Bury named Mayor as the Players' Player of the Season as part of End of Season Awards Dinner at the Village Hotel.[30] It was also confirmed a Undisclosed Fee had been agreed with Sheffield Wednesday for his services, Danny has signed 3-year deal with Bury after the move was announced by the club's chairman, Stewart Day, who surprised fan at the End of Season Awards Dinner.[31] Upon the move, Manager David Flitcroft believes Mayor has the experience of playing in "with Championship quality".[32]




  1. ^ a b c "Preston North End : Team : Danny Mayor". Preston North End FC. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "eenage winger is new kid-on-the-block". Lancashire Evening Post. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Youth Duo Sign Pro Contracts". Preston North End FC. 15 December 2008. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tranmere capture Preston winger". BBC Sport. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Northampton 1–1 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 9 March 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Danny's show a warning to wingers – Moore". Liverpool Echo. 9 March 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Move will help Mayor with growth". Liverpool Echo. 14 March 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Bristol City 4–2 Preston North End". BBC Sport. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ferguson to give youth a chance at Preston North End". BBC Sport. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Preston 3–2 Scunthorpe". BBC News. 10 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Preston duo ink new deals". Sky Sports. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Mayor's first league goal for PNE at Deepdale". Lancashire Evening Post. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Stuckmann stars to land awards". Sky Sports. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Danny Boy is PNE's main man". Lancashire Evening Post. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Mayor and Proctor want to leave PNE". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Ridsdale unsure on wantaway duo". Sky Sports. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Danny Mayor wanted by Bolton and Blackburn". Daily Mirror. 12 June 2009. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Tangerines look at PNE duo". Lancashire Evening Post. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Wednesday in talks with Mayor". Sky Sports. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday sign Danny Mayor from Preston". BBC Sport. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Match Report: Crystal Palace 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday". BBC Sport. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Danny Mayor believes he has put himself in contention to make Dave Jones' first XI". Sky Sports. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Mayor checks in at Gigg Lane". Sky Sports. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  24. ^ "Southend United 1, Cheltenham Town 2". Southend Echo. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "Sturrock hails Mayor addition". Sky Sports. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Danny Mayor returns to Sheffield Wednesday after loan spell at Southend United expires". Southend Echo. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  27. ^ "Bury add Sheffield Wednesday's Danny Mayor on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  28. ^ "Bury 4–1 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  29. ^ "Clean sheet – 3 goals – 3 points". Bury F.C. 1 January 2014. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  30. ^ "End of Season Awards Dinner". Bury FC. 2 May 2014. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  31. ^ "Danny Mayor confirmed". Bury F.C. 3 May 2014. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  32. ^ "Danny Mayor: Bury signing 'has Championship quality". BBC Sport. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  33. ^ "Winners announced for The Football League Awards 2015". The Football League. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 

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