Josh Pritchard

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Josh Pritchard
Personal information
Full name Joshua Philip Pritchard[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Stockport, England[2]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gillingham
Number 18
Youth career
000?–2009 Manchester United
2009–2012 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Fulham 0 (0)
2013 Tromsø (loan) 25 (0)
2014 FC Honka (loan) 6 (1)
2014– Gillingham 13 (0)
National team
2013– Wales U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:11, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Joshua Philip "Josh" Pritchard (born 23 September 1992) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a midfielder for Gillingham.

Career[edit]

Pritchard was signed by Fulham in the summer of 2009 after being released by Manchester United.[2] After three years at the club, Pritchard signed a contract extension that will keep him until 2014 in July 2012.[3]

Following his return from Tromsø, Pritchard was featured as an un-used substitute in the Fourth round of the FA Cup, in a 1–1 draw against League One side Sheffield United.[4]

Tromsø (loan)[edit]

Pritchard signed for Tromsø in the Tippeligaen on a six-month loan deal in February 2013.[2] He made his debut on 17 March 2013, coming on as a 72nd minute substitute for Johansen in Tromsø's opening game of the 2013 Tippeligaen season against Sogndal.[5]

He also made several appearances for the team during the qualifying rounds of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. On 22 August 2013, he scored the winning goal as Tromsø beat Beşiktaş 2–1 in the first leg of the Play-off round.[6] As his loan was later extended to run until December 2013, he was able to play in the group stage of the tournament, and his appearance against English club Tottenham Hotspur drew attention from the English media.[7]> Following the conclusion of the Tippeligaen, and Tromsø's relegation to the Adeccoligaen, Pritchard stated he wouldn't be moving to Norway permanently and that he would return to Fulham to fight for a first team place.[8] Pritchard returned to Fulham following the conclusion of the Tippeligaen, meaning he missed the remaining two Europa League matches, with Fulham keen to send him back out on loan.[9]

FC Honka[edit]

In April 2014, Pritchard joined Veikkausliiga side FC Honka on loan until the end of the season.[10] He then made his debut for the club in a 2–2 draw against HJK[11]

Gillingham[edit]

After being released by Fulham at the end of the 2013–14 season, Pritchard signed for Gillingham.[12]

International[edit]

In August 2012, Pritchard was called up to the Wales Under 21 squad for the 2013 European Under-21 Championship qualifiers against Armenia[13] and Czech Republic.[14] Pritchard made his debut for the Welsh U21 side on 11 October 2013, in a 2–0 home victory over Lithuania.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 June 2013[16]
Club statistics
Season Club League League Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
2013 Tromsø (Loan) Tippeligaen 25 0 4 0 10 1 39 1
2014 FC Honka (Loan) Veikkausliiga 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
Total Norway 25 0 4 0 10 1 39 1
Finland 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 31 1 4 0 0 0 10 1 45 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists". Premier League. 17 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Josh Pritchard Midfielder". Fulham. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Smith & Pritchard Sign". Fulham. 3 July 2012. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sheffield United 1–1 Fulham". BBC Sport. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sogndal 2 – 2 Tromsø". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pritchard's Joy". Fulham Official Website. 23 August 2013. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "From sub-zero to hero? Fulham youngster braving the cold in Tromso... and now he's ready to face Spurs". Daily Mail. 18 September 2013. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Josh Pritchard wants Fulham return". http://www.sportsmole.co.uk/. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Transfer news: Fulham to send Josh Pritchard back out on loan". Sky Sports. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Joshua Pritchard ja FC Honka sopimukseen" [Joshua Pritchard and FC Honka agreement] (in Finnish). FC Honka. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Match Report: HJK vs Honka" [HJK – FC Honka] (in Finnish). FC Honka. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Josh Pritchard: Gillingham sign ex-Fulham midfielder". BBC. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Wales vs Armenia". uefa.com. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Czech Rep vs Wales". uefa.com. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Wales vs Lithuania". uefa.com/. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Josh Pritchard profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

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