Joseph Mills

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Joseph Mills
Personal information
Full name Joseph Nathan Mills[1]
Date of birth (1989-10-30) 30 October 1989 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Swindon, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Left back / Left midfielder
Club information
Current team
Oldham Athletic
Number 3
Youth career
000?–2008 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Southampton 26 (0)
2009 Scunthorpe United (loan) 14 (0)
2010–2011 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 18 (2)
2011–2013 Reading 15 (0)
2012–2013 Burnley (loan) 10 (0)
2013–2014 Burnley 0 (0)
2013 Oldham Athletic (loan) 11 (0)
2014 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 13 (0)
2014– Oldham Athletic 0 (0)
National team
2004–2006 England U17 4 (0)
2006 England U18 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:21, 5 June 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:26, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Joseph Nathan Mills (born 30 October 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Oldham Athletic. He is the younger brother of Bolton Wanderers defender Matthew Mills and can play at either left back or left midfield.

Career[edit]

Southampton[edit]

He made his Southampton first team debut as substitute in a League Cup match against Birmingham City on 26 August 2008. He made his league debut at home against Barnsley on 20 September 2008.[3]

On 23 February 2009, he joined Scunthorpe United on an emergency loan for one month.[4] On 24 March, the loan was extended to the end of the 2008–09 season.[5]

He signed a new three-year contract in August 2009 after some good pre-season performances, featuring sporadically during the 2009–10 season. However, Mills did play in Southampton's victorious Football League Trophy final against Carlisle United.

He joined Doncaster Rovers on a one month emergency loan deal on 19 October 2010,[6] making his debut the same day in a 3–2 defeat by Derby County.[7] This loan deal was then extended to 19 January 2011. Mills was injured in Doncaster's 3–0 defeat to Reading on 15 January 2011 and this may have been his last action for Doncaster. In July 2011, he joined Preston North End F.C. on trial.

Mills scored his first professional goal for Doncaster in a 3–0 victory over former loan club Scunthorpe United. On 31 January 2011, the loan deal was extended until the end of the season.[8]

Reading[edit]

On 22 August 2011, he joined Reading for an undisclosed fee, signing a one-year contract with the option of another year.[9] He made his first start for the Royals in a 2–1 defeat by Charlton Athletic, in the League Cup first round on 23 August 2011, coming off the bench for Ian Harte in the 62nd minute.

On 6 November 2011, Mills was announced as Man of the Match after Reading defeated Birmingham City 1–0 thanks to a Noel Hunt winner.[10][11]

Mills signed a contract extension on 8 February 2012 keeping him at Reading until the end of the 2014 season.[12]

Burnley[edit]

On 17 July 2012, Mills joined Burnley on a season long loan after falling down the pecking order at Reading.[13] He made his Burnley debut in the League Cup first round win over Port Vale[14] and then made his first league appearance the following weekend in the 2–0 win against Bolton Wanderers.[15] He went on to make 10 league appearances during the 2012–13 season, before joining Burnley permanently in the summer of 2013, signing a two-year contract.[16]

On 16 August 2013, he joined League One side Oldham Athletic on a one-month loan deal.[17]

On 31 January 2014, Mills joined Shrewsbury Town on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[18]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

On 4 June 2014, Mills signed for Oldham Athletic where he had spent a loan spell the previous season. He signed a two - year contract with the option of a third and was the Latics first summer signing.[19] Manager Lee Johnson said of the signing "It's a great signing. He's young, hungry and got a lot of potential. We'll give him an identity and a bit of love and I feel he can be a really good player for us."

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 June 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton
2008–09[20]
Championship 8 0 0 0 2 0 10 0
2009–10[21]
League One 16 0 3 0 0 0 3[a] 0 22 0
2010–11[22]
League One 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 26 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 35 0
Scunthorpe United (loan)
2008–09[23]
League One 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Doncaster Rovers (loan)
2010–11[24]
Championship 18 2 1 0 0 0 19 2
Reading 2011–12[25] Championship 15 0 0 0 1 0 16 0
Burnley (loan) 2012–13[26] Championship 10 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2013–14[27] League One 11 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 14 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2013–14[28] League One 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Career totals 107 2 4 0 6 0 6 0 123 2
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Southampton
Reading

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clubs submit retained and released lists". Premier League. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ "Southampton 0–0 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 20 September 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2008. 
  4. ^ "Scunthorpe sign Trotter and Mills". BBC Sport. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Defender loan extended". Southampton F.C. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Mills Makes Rovers Switch". Southampton FC. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Doncaster 2 Derby County 3". BBC Sport. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Mills Stays North". Southampton FC. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Royals complete Joseph Mills signing". readingfc.co.uk. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "McDermott: It's a big three points". Reading FC. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Mills: It gives me confidence". Reading FC. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Reading defender Joseph Mills signs new contract". BBC. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Mills makes Burnley move". Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Port Vale match report". Burnley FC. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Bolton match report". Burnley FC. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Burnley: Joseph Mills to join Clarets on permanent basis". BBC Sport. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Latics complete double signing". Oldham Athletic AFC. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Joseph Mills Joins On Loan". Shrewsbury Town FC. 31 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Joseph Mills signs for Latics". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Southampton 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  21. ^ "Southampton 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  22. ^ "Southampton 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  23. ^ "Scunthorpe 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  24. ^ "Doncaster 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  25. ^ "Reading 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  26. ^ "Burnley 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  27. ^ "Oldham 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  28. ^ "Shrewsbury 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 

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