David McGoldrick

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David McGoldrick
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McGoldrick playing for Ipswich Town in 2013
Personal information
Full name David James McGoldrick
Date of birth (1987-11-29) 29 November 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
Number 10
Youth career
000?–2004 Notts County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Notts County 4 (0)
2004–2009 Southampton 64 (12)
2005 Notts County (loan) 6 (0)
2007 Bournemouth (loan) 12 (6)
2007–2008 Port Vale (loan) 17 (2)
2009–2013 Nottingham Forest 63 (8)
2011 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 4 (1)
2012–2013 Coventry City (loan) 22 (16)
2013 Ipswich Town (loan) 13 (4)
2013– Ipswich Town 31 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 17 February 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

David James McGoldrick (born 29 November 1987) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Ipswich Town.

A trainee at Notts County, he made his senior debut in 2004, before being signed by Southampton later in the year. He spent five years with the "Saints", also playing on loan for Notts County in 2005, and both Bournemouth and Port Vale in 2007. He transferred to Nottingham Forest in 2009 for a £1 million fee. He joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan in September 2011, and was loaned out to Coventry City in August 2012. After a successful spell at Coventry he was then loaned to Ipswich Town during the 2013 January transfer window with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.

Career[edit]

Notts County[edit]

McGoldrick graduated through the Notts County youth squad to make his senior debut on 24 January 2004, in a Second Division clash with Swindon Town at Meadow Lane. He replaced Frazer McHugh with minutes to go of a 2–1 defeat. He won his first start on 14 February, playing 86 minutes of a 1–0 loss at Bournemouth. He made two further appearances in 2003–04, at the end of which County were relegated into the Third Division.

Southampton[edit]

In August 2004, at the age of sixteen, he was signed by Southampton for an undisclosed fee.[1] He did not feature in the 2004–05 Premier League campaign. He was though a member of Southampton's youth team that reached the final of the FA Youth Cup in 2005, losing on aggregate to Ipswich Town.

On 20 September 2005, he made his "Saints" debut as a substitute in a 1–0 League Cup defeat to Mansfield Town, having replaced Dexter Blackstock on 81 minutes. Four days later he returned to Notts County for a one month loan spell, in to gain more first team experience.[2] On his return to Southampton he scored 44 goals for the Reserves and Under-18 teams, bagging a hat-trick in the Under-18s play-off final win over Aston Villa, as well as three goals over the two legs of the FA Youth Cup semi-final against Liverpool. These feats earned him a league debut for the club at home to Millwall on 17 April. He was replaced by Ricardo Fuller after 61 minutes.

He scored his first goal for the club on 19 September 2006, in a 4–0 demolition of Millwall in the League Cup. In February 2007, he joined League One team Bournemouth on a one month loan.[3] The loan was later extended until the end of the season,[4][5] but an injury-hit Southampton recalled McGoldrick on 23 April.[6][7] He maintained a record of a goal every other game for Bournemouth, having struck six times in twelve games. His efforts helped the club to avoid relegation into League Two.

However his first team opportunities remained limited at Southampton, and so in August 2007 he joined Martin Foyle's Port Vale on loan until January 2008.[8][9] He went on to score twice in eighteen games for the "Valiants" in 2007–08, though was unable to save them from relegation. Back at Southampton he found himself behind Stern John, Marek Saganowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips in the pecking order, and therefore considered quitting the club.[10]

After an impressive pre-season, which included two goals against Premier League side West Ham United,[11] McGoldrick scored his first league goal for the "Saints" in a 2–1 defeat to Cardiff City on 9 August 2008.[12] This was followed three days later by another two goals in a League Cup victory over Exeter City.[13]

After four goals in four games at the start of the 2008–09 campaign, he signed a new three–year contract with Southampton in September.[14] An ever-present throughout the season, he scored fourteen goals in fifty appearances. However his club were relegated and facing a financial crisis;[15] this meant that McGoldrick was expected to move away from St Mary's.[16]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

McGoldrick playing for Nottingham Forest in 2009

In June 2009, he joined Nottingham Forest for a fee of £1 million, signing a four year contract.[17][18] He faced competition from numerous other strikers at his new club.[19] McGoldrick made his Forest debut against Reading at the Madejski Stadium on 8 August. He scored his first goal for Forest away at Queens Park Rangers two weeks later. However he endured a disappointing 2009–10, scoring just three league goals in eighteen starts and seventeen substitute appearances.[20]

After undergoing a shoulder operation in the 2010–11 pre-season, he was out of action until late September.[21] He recovered to post six goals that season, and also pushed Forest back into the play-off picture when he came off the bench to score twice past Burnley on 12 April.[22] However he could not prevent his team from exiting the play-offs at the semi-final stage, after a 3–1 to eventual play-off winners Swansea City.[23]

On 15 September 2011, McGoldrick joined Sheffield Wednesday on an emergency one month loan.[24][25] Two days later he scored on his "Owls" debut away at Yeovil Town.[26] He returned to Nottingham having made four appearances for Wednesday.[27][28]

On 31 August 2012, McGoldrick joined League One club Coventry City on loan until 2 January 2013.[29] He opened his account for the "Sky Blues" at the Ricoh Arena with consolation goals in 2–1 home defeats to Stevenage and Carlisle United.[30][31] On 6 October, he scored the only goal in a 1–0 home win against Bournemouth. After a goal in a 4–0 win against York City in the Football League Trophy, McGoldrick then scored two in a 2–2 draw against Swindon Town.[32][33][34] McGoldrick then scored the first goal in a 2–1 away defeat to Brentford, and followed that up with the winner in a 1–0 win over Leyton Orient.[35][36] By the end of the calendar year he had scored 17 goals for Coventry, becoming the division's leading scorer.[37]

Ipswich Town[edit]

On 4 January 2013, McGoldrick joined Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town on loan until the end of the 2012–13 season, with a view to permanent move in the summer.[38] He agreed to sign a two-year deal with the club in July 2013.[39]

He formed at a strong partnership with Daryl Murphy at Portman Road during the 2013–14 season, as the pair netted 18 goals in 22 games in the first half of the campaign. However he was struck down for ten weeks with a partial tear of the medial ligament in his right knee in mid-February.[40]

Style of play[edit]

"He's got pace, he can get in behind defenders and can run all day. He's skillful and he's got all the attributes."

Bournemouth captain Steve Fletcher on McGoldrick in March 2007.[41]

Statistics[edit]

As of 17 February 2014.
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[42] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2003–04[43] Notts County Second Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2004–05 Southampton Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06[44] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2005–06[44] Notts County (loan) League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
2006–07[45] Southampton Championship 9 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 12 1
2006–07[45] Bournemouth (loan) League One 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 6
2007–08[46] Southampton Championship 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
2007–08[46] Port Vale (loan) League One 17 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 2
2008–09[47] Southampton Championship 46 12 1 0 3 2 0 0 50 14
Total 64 12 5 0 6 3 0 0 75 15
2009–10[48] Nottingham Forest Championship 33 3 1 0 2 0 2 0 38 3
2010–11[49] 21 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 24 6
2011–12[50] 9 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 14 0
2011–12[50] Sheffield Wednesday (loan) League One 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
2012–13[51] Nottingham Forest Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13[51] Coventry City (loan) League One 22 16 0 0 0 0 3 1 25 17
Total 63 8 4 1 3 0 7 0 77 9
2012–13[51] Ipswich Town (loan) Championship 13 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 4
2013–14[52] Ipswich Town 31 14 2 2 1 0 0 0 34 16
Total 44 18 3 2 1 0 0 0 48 20
Career total 236 63 12 3 10 3 12 1 270 70

References[edit]

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  42. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
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