Jack Baldwin (footballer)

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Jack Baldwin
Personal information
Full name Jack Baldwin[1]
Date of birth (1993-06-30) 30 June 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Barking, London, England[2]
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Peterborough United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Faversham Town ? (?)
2011–2014 Hartlepool United 77 (4)
2014– Peterborough United 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:03, 28 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jack Baldwin is an English footballer who plays for Peterborough United, as a defender and he can also play in midfield.[3]

Career[edit]

Hartlepool United[edit]

Baldwin was on trial at Gillingham and impressed Gills boss Andy Hessenthaler[4] after a season with Faversham Town's first-team at 18-years-old before going on trial with North-East side Hartlepool United and signing a professional contract after impressing manager Mick Wadsworth in pre-season friendlies.[3] Prior to signing this contract, Baldwin was due to start University in a few months time to do a course in Sports Therapy at Kent.[3]

Baldwin made his senior debut for Hartlepool United on 17 December 2011 in a 1–0 home defeat against Colchester United[5] with caretaker boss Micky Barron saying "Jack came in and was steady. He got on the ball, won his tackles and headers and competed really well. He's been terrific since he came to the club on trial in pre-season."[6]

At the end of the 2011/12 season, Baldwin committed his future to Hartlepool by signing a long-term contract with the club.[7]

Baldwin scored his first senior goal in a 2–1 defeat to A.F.C. Bournemouth[8] in January 2013 and then scored again, four days later in a 3–1 win away to Portsmouth.[9]

Peterborough United[edit]

Baldwin moved to League One side Peterborough United for £500,000 on 31 January 2014 just minutes before the transfer deadline.

Style of play[edit]

Baldwin is a versatile[10] footballer who can play centre-back,[11] right-back[12] or central midfield.[13] Former Hartlepool manager Neale Cooper likened 18-year-old Baldwin to a 'young Alan Hansen' praising Baldwin on 'the way he reads the game'.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 January 2014.[15]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hartlepool United 2011–12 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2012–13 32 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 34 2
2013–14 28 2 3 2 1 0 2 0 34 4
Career total 77 4 4 2 1 0 3 0 85 6

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 36. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 474. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b c "Eastbury School pupil Jack Baldwin seals switch to League One side Hartlepool United". Barking & Dagenham Post. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gillingham trialist Jack Baldwin to train with League 1 Hartlepool United". Kent Online. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Jack Baldwin career stats at Soccerbase
  6. ^ "Barron boosted by teen duo". Sky Sports. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Baldwin Pens Long Term Deal With Hartlepool
  8. ^ "Hartlepool 1 – 2 Bournemouth". Hartlepool United. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Portsmouth 1 – 3 Hartlepool". Hartlepool United. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Boss hopes for Baldwin boost". Sky Sports. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "Baldwin to get a chance at centre-half for Pools". Northern Echo. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Jack Baldwin set for run in Pools first-team". Hartlepool Mail. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Baldwin flourishing in midfield role". Northern Echo. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  14. ^ Neale Cooper praises Hartlepool United's teenage trio
  15. ^ Jack Baldwin career stats at Soccerbase