Josh Simpson (English footballer)

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Josh Simpson
Personal information
Full name Joshua Richard Simpson[1]
Date of birth (1987-03-06) 6 March 1987 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Harlow, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Crawley Town
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Cambridge City 50 (4)
2006–2007 Cambridge United 19 (0)
2007–2008 Cambridge City 46 (6)
2008–2010 Histon 49 (12)
2009–2010 Peterborough United (loan) 3 (2)
2010–2011 Peterborough United 18 (0)
2010 Southend United (loan) 17 (1)
2011– Crawley Town 140 (11)
National team
2008–2011 England C 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:55, 27 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Joshua Richard "Josh" Simpson (born 6 March 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays for Crawley Town as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Harlow, Essex,[1] Simpson started his career at Cambridge City in 2004. In 2006 he transferred to Cambridge United on a one-year contract,[2] although Simpson ended up back at City after just one season at The Abbey. He left Cambridge City in 2008 for the second time and signed for local neighbours Histon.

He joined Championship team Peterborough United on loan until 31 December 2009, with a view to a permanent move, on 5 November 2009.[3] He made his debut on 21 November as an 87th minute substitute in a 1–0 defeat against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.[4] He scored two goals for Peterborough in a 4–4 draw with Cardiff City, including the equalising goal on 90 minutes, after the team had been 4–0 down at half time.[5] He signed for Peterborough permanently on a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 5 January 2010.[6]

He revealed in May he was part of new manager Gary Johnson's plans for the forthcoming 2010–11 season,[7] although Johnson stated in July that Simpson was not part of his plans.[8] Following a successful pre season trial Simpson joined League Two team Southend United on an initial six-month loan on 5 August 2010.[9]

He was recalled from his loan in late December and on 31 December joined Crawley Town for an undisclosed fee on a two and a half-year contract.[10] He made his debut for the club the next day as an 83rd minute substitute against Eastbourne Borough.[11]

International career[edit]

Simpson was capped four times by England C, scoring one goal, from 2008 to 2011.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cambridge City 2004–05[13] Conference South 18 1 1 0 8[a] 2 27 3
2005–06[14] Conference South 32 3 5 2 4[b] 1 41 6
Total 50 4 6 2 12 3 68 9
Cambridge United 2006–07[15] Conference National 19 0 1 0 0 0 20 0
Cambridge City 2007–08[16] Conference South 41 6 2 1 6[c] 1 49 8
2008–09[17] Southern League Premier Division 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 46 6 2 1 6 1 54 8
Histon 2008–09[18] Conference Premier 32 5 5 4 2[d] 0 39 9
2009–10[19] Conference Premier 17 7 1 0 0 0 18 7
Total 49 12 6 4 2 0 57 16
Peterborough United (loan) 2009–10[20] Championship 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 2
Peterborough United 2009–10[20] Championship 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Total 21 2 0 0 0 0 21 2
Southend United (loan) 2010–11[21] League Two 17 1 2 1 2 0 3[e] 0 24 2
Crawley Town 2010–11[22] Conference Premier 26 3 0 0 0 0 26 3
2011–12[23] League Two 40 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 47 2
2012–13[24] League One 36 4 3 1 2 1 1[e] 0 42 6
2013–14[25] League One 38 2 1 0 1 0 1[e] 0 41 2
Total 140 11 9 1 5 1 2 0 156 13
Career total 342 36 26 9 7 1 25 4 400 50
  1. ^ One appearance in Conference League Cup, two appearances in Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup, four appearances and two goals in FA Trophy, one appearance in Conference South play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in FA Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance in Conference League Cup, three appearances in FA Trophy, two appearances and one goal in Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup
  4. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, one in Conference Premier play-offs
  5. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 380. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Cambridge City trio join United". BBC Sport. 2 June 2006. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Peterborough secure Simpson loan". BBC Sport. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Sheff Utd 1–0 Peterborough". BBC Sport. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Peterborough 4–4 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Peterborough United sign Histon's Josh Simpson". BBC Sport. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Peterborough United boost for Josh Simpson". BBC Sport. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Peterborough United duo not in Gary Johnson plans". BBC Sport. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Blues agree loan deals". Southend United F.C. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "Crawley Town sign Josh Simpson from Peterborough United". BBC Sport. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Crawley Town 3–1 Eastbourne Boro". BBC Sport. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  12. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2012). Non-League Club Directory 2013. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 1003, 1005, 1009. ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0. 
  13. ^ "Season 2004–05". Cambridge City F.C. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Season 2005–06". Cambridge City F.C. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  15. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 58–57. ISBN 978-1-869833-57-2. 
  16. ^ "2007–08". Cambridge City F.C. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "2008–09". Cambridge City F.C. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  18. ^ Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2009). Non-League Club Directory 2010. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 40–41. ISBN 978-1-869833-66-4. 
  19. ^ Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2010). Non-League Club Directory 2011. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 100–101. ISBN 9-781869-833688. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Josh Simpson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Josh Simpson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  22. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2011). Non-League Club Directory 2012. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 160–161. ISBN 9-781869-833701. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Josh Simpson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Josh Simpson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Josh Simpson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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