Josh Ruffels

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Josh Ruffels
Josh Ruffels 21-12-2013 1.jpg
Ruffels playing for Oxford United in 2013
Personal information
Full name Joshua Andrew Bernard Ruffels[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-23) 23 October 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth Oxford, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Oxford United
Number 14
Youth career
000?–2010 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Coventry City 1 (0)
2013– Oxford United 28 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:17, 5 February 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Joshua Andrew Bernard "Josh" Ruffels (born 23 October 1993) is an English footballer who plays for Oxford United as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Ruffels made his professional debut for Coventry City as a substitute on 16 August 2011 in a 2–1 Football League Championship defeat to Crystal Palace, coming on to replace injured Gary McSheffrey after 18 minutes.[3][4] He was released by the Sky Blues on 15 May 2013.[5]

Oxford United signed Ruffels on a free transfer on 30 July 2013.[6] He made his debut as a substitute in a 3–1 league win over Torquay United on 17 August 2013[7] and his first starting appearance in a 2–1 home defeat to Portsmouth in the Football League Trophy on 8 October 2013.[8] He scored his first senior goal in a 1–1 League Two draw versus Bury on 4 February 2014.[9] On the 17th April 2014, Josh signed a new contract keeping him at the club for a further 2 years. [10] 9 days later, he was voted 'Young Player of the Year' after he established himself in the first team in his first full season for the club. [11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 April 2014.[12]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Coventry City 2011–12 Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oxford United 2013–14 League Two 28 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 34 1
Career totals 29 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 36 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players Registered as Scholars in Accordance with Rule C.3 Between 01/06/2010 and 30/06/20101" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 5 March 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Crystal Palace 2–1 Coventry City". CCFC Official Site. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Crystal Palace 2–1 Coventry". BBC Sport. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sky Blues release four players". CCFC Official Site. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Oxford United sign Coventry City youngster Josh Ruffels". BBC Sport. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Torquay 1–3 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Williams, Chris (8 October 2013). "United 1 Portsmouth 2". Oxford United F.C. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bury 1–1 Oxford United". BBC Sport. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27068740
  11. ^ http://www.oufc.co.uk/news/article/00260414-awards-1511390.aspx
  12. ^ Josh Ruffels career stats at Soccerbase

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