Deane Smalley

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Deane Smalley
Deane Smalley.jpg
Smalley with Oldham Athletic in 2009
Personal information
Full name Deane Alfie Michael Smalley[1]
Date of birth (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Chadderton, England[2]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Plymouth Argyle
Number 22
Youth career
000?–2007 Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Oldham Athletic 105 (10)
2010 Rochdale (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 Chesterfield (loan) 28 (12)
2011–2014 Oxford United 81 (13)
2014– Plymouth Argyle 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9:55, 20 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Deane Alfie Michael Smalley (born 7 September 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays for Plymouth Argyle, as a striker.

Career[edit]

Born in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, Smalley began his career with Oldham Athletic and regularly featured in the reserve squad, before making two appearances with the first at the end of the 2006–07 season. His first team debut came on 24 February 2007 in a 1–0 loss to Blackpool.[3]

Smalley's first goal for the club came on 14 August 2007 in a 4–1 win versus Mansfield Town in the League Cup.[4] On 28 August 2007, Smalley made his first start in a 3–0 loss to Burnley in the League Cup.[5] On 26 April 2008, Smalley scored his first league goal for Oldham Athletic in a 2–1 win versus Cheltenham Town.[6]

He joined Rochdale on a month-long loan on 23 September 2010[7] before joining Chesterfield on loan on 1 November.[8]

At the end of the 2010–11 season he was offered a new contract by Oldham, but instead he rejected it to sign for Oxford United on a two-year contract. As Smalley was under the age of 24, Oldham Athletic were entitled to compensation from Oxford and agreed an undisclosed figure with the club.[9]

He signed on loan for Bradford City in January 2012.[10][11][12] He made his debut against Burton Albion, coming on as a 72nd-minute substitute for Nahki Wells.[13] He returned to Oxford at the end of the season after making 13 appearances for Bradford.

On 25 August 2012, he scored twice as Oxford beat Plymouth Argyle 2–1 at the Kassam Stadium.[14] After a poor injury-hit season, Smalley signed a new one-year deal with Oxford on reduced terms. He repaid the faith shown in him by scoring two goals in a 4–1 away victory over Portsmouth on the opening day of the 2013–14 season.[15]

He signed for Plymouth Argyle on the 20th of May 2014.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 October 2013.[16]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oldham Athletic 2006–07 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 37 2 5 0 2 1 0 0 44 3
2008–09 34 5 2 0 2 0 1 0 39 5
2009–10 29 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 3
2010–11 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Rochdale (loan) 2010–11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2010–11 28 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 12
Oxford United 2011–12 22 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 26 2
Bradford City (loan) 2011–12 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Oxford United 2012–13 27 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 5
2013–14 32 7 5 2 1 0 1 0 39 9
Career total 230 35 15 2 7 1 5 1 257 39

Honours[edit]

Chesterfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Temporary Transfers of Players under Written Contract Between 01/10/2010 and 31/10/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 510. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Oldham 0–1 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 7 February 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "Oldham 4–1 Mansfield". BBC Sport. 14 August 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Burnley 3, Oldham 0". Pendle Today. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Oldham 2–1 Cheltenham". BBC Sport. 28 April 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2008. 
  7. ^ "Rochdale sign Oldham forward Deane Smalley on loan". BBC Sport. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Chesterfield sign Oldham duo Lomax and Smalley on loan". BBC Sport. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Oxford United to sign Oldham striker Deane Smalley". BBC Sport. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Smalley signs on loan". Bradford City A.F.C. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Bradford City sign Oxford United striker Deane Smalley on loan". BBC Sport. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Simon Parker (19 January 2012). "Striker Deane Smalley joins Bradford City on loan". Bradford City A.F.C. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Bradford 1–1 Burton" BBC Sport. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  14. ^ Oxford United 2–1 Plymouth, BBC Sport, 25 August 2012, retrieved 26 August 2012 
  15. ^ "Portsmouth 1−4 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  16. ^ Deane Smalley career stats at Soccerbase

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