Josh Klein-Davies

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Josh Klein-Davies
Josh Klein-Davies York City v. Lewes 1.png
Klein-Davies playing for Lewes in 2009
Personal information
Full name Joshua David Klein-Davies[1]
Date of birth (1989-07-06) 6 July 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Mangotsfield United
Youth career
Cadbury Heath
Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Bristol Rovers 10 (1)
2007 Yate Town (loan) ? (?)
2008 Luton Town (loan) 1 (0)
2008 Newport County (loan) ? (?)
2009 Lewes (loan) 9 (0)
2009 Bath City (loan) ? (?)
2009 Weston-super-Mare 1 (0)
2009 Weymouth 5 (1)
2009–2010 Weston-super-Mare 9 (2)
2010 Brislington 7 (2)
2010 Weston-super-Mare 2 (0)
2010–2011 Almondsbury Town ? (?)
2010–2011 Hanham Sunday ? (?)
2011 Hastings United (loan) 1 (0)
2011 Brislington ? (?)
2011–12 Shepton Mallet
2012– Mangotsfield United
Paulton Rovers
National team
2005–2006 Wales U17 6 (1)
2006–2008 Wales U19 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:49, 8 June 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:24, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Joshua David "Josh" Klein-Davies (born 6 July 1989) is a footballer who plays as a striker, he is currently with Southern League South & West Division side Mangotsfield United.

Career[edit]

Born in Bristol, Klein-Davies grew up in the St Pauls area of Bristol.[3] He played in the Avon Youth League for Cadbury Heath from a young age and started out at Stoke Lane A.F.C.[citation needed] He began his career as an academy player at Bristol City and was capped by Wales at Under-17 and Under-19 levels. He signed for Bristol Rovers in May 2007 after being released by Bristol City.

In November 2007, Klein-Davies joined Yate Town on a one-month loan deal to enable him to gain first-team experience.[4] This loan was extended for a second month, however the deal was cut short when Bristol Rovers recalled him to the Memorial Stadium on 28 December.[5] He scored a total of five goals in eight league appearances for Yate.[citation needed]

Klein-Davies made his Football League debut on 29 December 2007, when he came on as a substitute for Andy Williams in a home match against Carlisle United.[6] He scored his first senior goal against Huddersfield Town with a header from close range.[citation needed]

He joined Luton Town on loan shortly before the start of the 2008–09 season,[7] but returned to Rovers early after manager Mick Harford felt he "wasn't what he was looking for".[8] In November 2008 Klein-Davies was loaned out again, this time to Newport County, and following the expiry of this deal he joined Lewes and then Bath City, again on loan.

He was released by Rovers late in April 2009, having not made an appearance for the club since the final day of the 2007–08 season.[9]

In July 2009 he had an unsuccessful trial with Weymouth and he joined Weston-super-Mare in August. He played one game for them before turning out for Weymouth, making five appearances and scoring one goal before returning to Weston in December.[10] He finished the 2009–10 season with nine appearances and two goals for Weston after returning and in July 2010 he trained with League Two team Cheltenham Town.[10][11]

He spent the summer of 2010 in pre season training with Conference National side Forest Green Rovers and featured in a number of pre season and reserve team matches.

However he moved to Western Football League side Brislington and in October 2010 re-signed for former club, Weston-super-Mare, for a third time. He signed on for Southern League South & West outfit, Almondsbury Town shortly after. On 9 April 2011, Klein-Davies suffered a dislocated shoulder in a game for Almondsbury against local rivals, Mangotsfield United.[12] Klein-Davies stayed with Almondsbury Town until the end of the season when the club was forced to resign from the Southern League, and also played for Hanham Sunday in the Sunday League Cup.[13]

Klein-Davies played the entire 2011–12 season with Western Football League side, Shepton Mallet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "search births indexes 1837 – 2006". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  2. ^ "First Team". Bristol Rovers F.C. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Klein-Davies earns international call". Bristol Rovers F.C. 19 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Josh moves in Lodge loan". Bristol Rovers F.C. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Rovers recall striker from Yate". BBC Sport. 29 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  6. ^ "Bristol Rovers 3–0 Carlisle". BBC Sport. 29 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  7. ^ "Luton Town bring in 11 new faces". BBC Sport. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Morgan takes the Orient Express". Luton Today. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  9. ^ "Klein-Davies released by Pirates". BBC Sport. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  10. ^ a b "Season 2009/2010:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  11. ^ "Robins to hold striker talks". Sky Sports. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  12. ^ "Zamaretto Division South & West: Mangotsfield United 2–2 Almondsbury Town". Gloucestershire Gazette. 9 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Hanham continue to fly the flag for Bristol". This is Bristol (Northcliffe Media Ltd.). 23 November 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 

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