Harry Pell

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Harry Pell
Harry Pell 07-09-2013 1.jpg
Pell playing for AFC Wimbledon in 2013
Personal information
Full name Harry David Balraj Pell[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-21) 21 October 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Tilbury, Essex, England[2]
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AFC Wimbledon
Number 12
Youth career
1998–2009 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2010 Hastings United (loan) 16 (4)
2010–2011 Bristol Rovers 10 (0)
2011 Hereford United (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2013 Hereford United 53 (4)
2012 Cambridge United (loan) 7 (2)
2013– AFC Wimbledon 55 (6)
2014 Grimsby Town (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:09, 28 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Harry David Balraj Pell (born 21 October 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two side AFC Wimbledon.

He has previously played for Charlton Athletic, Hastings United, Bristol Rovers, Hereford United, Cambridge United and Grimsby Town.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Pell joined the youth set-up at Charlton Athletic at the age of 7 and for the next 11 years he progressed through "The Addicks'" youth system. In the 2008–09 season, his first as a professional, he made 22 appearances for the under-18 squad. The following season, Pell scored for Charlton Athletic in a 3–0 win over Gillingham in the First Round of the 2009–10 FA Youth Cup on 4 November 2009.[3] In spite of this, the 18-year-old midfielder failed to break into the first team and was sent out on loan to Isthmian League Premier Division side Hastings United on 18 January 2010. He stayed with "The Arrows" for the remainder of the season, scoring 4 goals in 16 appearances.[4] Despite his promising performances, however, the 18-year-old midfielder was released by Charlton Athletic at the end of the 2009–10 season.[5] After trials at Gillingham, Bristol Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers, he signed for League One side Bristol Rovers on a one-year contract on 28 May 2010.[6]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Pell featured as an unused substitute ten times for Bristol Rovers before finally making his debut on 13 November 2010, coming on as a 74th minute substitute for Stuart Campbell in a 3–0 defeat by Leyton Orient.[7] In January 2011, having still made just one appearance for Bristol Rovers, he was loaned out to Hereford United on an initial one-month deal on 31 January 2011 so that he might gain more match time.[8] His loan was extended by a further month on 1 March 2011, with the 20-year-old having helped Hereford United to five wins in his six appearances for the club.[9] Having produced a string of impressive performances for "The Bulls", Pell's extended loan was cut short and he was recalled by Bristol Rovers on 7 March 2011.[10] On his return to "The Pirates" the midfielder was rewarded with nine more games in the first team as well as winning the club's Young Player of the Year award at the end of the season. He was offered a new contract at the end of the 2010–11 season after his initial one-year deal had expired, however Pell left the club on 30 June 2011 and opted to re-join Hereford United on a permanent deal.[11]

Hereford United[edit]

Pell signed a two-year contract with "The Bulls" on 8 July 2011.[12] He scored his first goal for Hereford United on 8 October 2011 in a 3–3 draw against Swindon Town, clinching the winner in the 90th minute of play.[13] The midfielder scored his second three games later on 25 October 2011 in a 3–1 win over Northampton Town.[14] On 22 March 2012, it was announced that Pell had joined Cambridge United on a one-month emergency loan.[15] He made his debut for Cambridge United on 3 April 2012 in a 1–0 victory over Lincoln City.[16] Pell scored his first goal for Cambridge United on 9 April 2012 in a 2–0 win over Kettering Town.[17] His second followed the next game in a 3–1 win over Barrow on 14 April 2012.[18] On 19 April 2012, Pell was recalled by Hereford United in a bid to help save the club from relegation from the Football League.[19] Pell scored a penalty in a 3–2 win over Torquay United in the last game of the 2011–12 season, on 5 May 2012.[20] However, the win came too late to save "The Bulls" from relegation to the Conference National for the 2012–13 season.[21] In the second league game of the 2012–13 season, on 14 August 2012, he scored what would be his last goal for Hereford United in a 2–2 draw with Tamworth.[22]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

On 28 January 2013, it was announced that Pell had signed for League Two side AFC Wimbledon on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £30,000.[23] He made his debut for AFC Wimbledon on 2 February 2013 in a 1–1 draw against Burton Albion.[24] On 26 February 2013, Pell scored his first goal for AFC Wimbledon in a 1–1 draw against Plymouth Argyle.[25] On 9 March 2013, he scored the winning goal for the Dons in a 3–2 victory over York City.[26] Pell scored "The Dons" first goal of the 2013–14 season, and the third of his AFC Wimbledon career, in a 1–1 draw against Torquay United at Plainmoor on 3 August 2013.[27]

In the 2014-15 season, Pell struggled for first team place and spent most of the first half of the season on the bench. Struggling for the first team place at Wimbledon frustrated him.[28] On 29 October 2014, Pell joined Grimsby Town on an initial one month loan.[29]

Statistics[edit]

As of match played on 24 October 2014
Season Club Division League Play-offs FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Booked Red card
2009–10 Charlton Athletic League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[30] Hastings United (loan) Isthmian League 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 19 4 ? 0
2010–11[31] Bristol Rovers League One 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 2 0
2010–11[31] Hereford United (loan) League Two 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0
2011–12[32] Hereford United League Two 30 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 34 3 7 0
2011–12[32] Cambridge United (loan) Conference 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0
2012–13[33] Hereford United Conference 23 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 29 1 9 0
2012–13[33] AFC Wimbledon League Two 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2 2 0
2013–14[34] AFC Wimbledon League Two 33 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 36 4 8 0
2014–15[35] AFC Wimbledon League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 2 1
2014–15[35] Grimsby Town (loan) Conference 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 148 16 0 0 6 0 3 0 8 0 165 16 ? 0
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances (including substitutions) and goals in the Football League Trophy, FA Trophy, Isthmian League Cup and Sussex Senior Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/01/2013 and 31/01/2013". The Football Association. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline Publishing Group. p. 476. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Gillingham beaten in FA Youth Cup by Charlton Athletic". Kent Online. 4 November 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Harry's drive to succeed". AFC Wimbledon. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rovers sign Charlton younster Pell". thisisbristol.co.uk. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Harry Pell joins Rovers". Bristol Rovers. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bristol Rovers 0–3 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hereford United swoop for Harry Pell & Rob Purdie". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Hereford United extend Pell's loan from Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Bristol Rovers end Harry Pell's loan deal at Hereford". BBC Sport. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Pell To Leave Rovers". vitalfootball.co.uk. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hereford United snap up midfielder Harry Pell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Swindon Town 3–3 Hereford United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Northampton Town 1–3 Hereford United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Cambridge United sign Ashley Corker and Harry Pell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Lincoln City 0–1 Cambridge United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Cambridge United 2–0 Kettering Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Barrow 1–3 Cambridge United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Bulls call Pell back". Cambridge News. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Hereford United 3–2 Torquay United". BBC Football. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  21. ^ Doyle, Paul (5 May 2012). "Hereford United relegated despite home victory over Torquay United". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Tamworth 2–2 Hereford United". BBC Football. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "Harry Pell: AFC Wimbledon sign Hereford midfielder". BBC Football. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  24. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1 – 1 Burton Albion". BBC Football. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  25. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1–1 Plymouth Argyle". BBC Football. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 3–2 York City". BBC Football. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  27. ^ "Torquay 1–1 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  28. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Frustration and ambition force AFC Wimbledon midfielder's move to Grimsby Town". Your Local Guardian. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  29. ^ "Town Swoop For Don". Grimsby Town Football Club. 29 October 2014. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Harry Pell in 2009/2010". hastingsunitedfc.co.uk. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "Games played by Harry Pell in 2010/2011". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Harry Pell in 2011/2012". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Harry Pell in 2012/2013". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Harry Pell in 2013/2014". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  35. ^ a b "Games played by Harry Pell in 2014/2015". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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