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)[2]
Place of birth Harlow, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Crawley Town
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Cambridge City 54 (4)
2006–2007 Cambridge United 19 (0)
2007–2008 Cambridge City 41 (6)
2008–2010 Histon 50 (12)
2009–2010 Peterborough United (loan) 3 (2)
2010–2011 Peterborough United 18 (0)
2010 Southend United (loan) 17 (1)
2011– Crawley Town 110 (9)
National team
2011 England C 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:07, 4 May 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:41, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

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

Career[edit]

Born in Harlow Essex, Simpson started his career at Cambridge City in 2004. In 2006 he transferred to Cambridge United from Ipswich Town on a one-year contract,[3] 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.[4] He made his debut on 21 November as an 87th minute substitute in a 1–0 defeat against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.[5] 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.[6] He signed for Peterborough permanently on a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 5 January 2010.[7]

He revealed in May he was part of new manager Gary Johnson's plans for the forthcoming 2010–11 season,[8] although Johnson stated in July that Simpson was not part of his plans.[9] Following a successful pre season trial Simpson joined League Two team Southend United on an initial six-month loan on 5 August 2010.[10]

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.[11] He made his debut for the club the next day as an 83rd minute substitute against Eastbourne Borough.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/11/2009 and 30/11/2009" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "First Team". Peterborough United F.C. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Cambridge City trio join United". BBC Sport. 2 June 2006. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Peterborough secure Simpson loan". BBC Sport. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Sheff Utd 1 – 0 Peterborough". BBC Sport. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Peterborough 4 – 4 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Peterborough United sign Histon's Josh Simpson". BBC Sport. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Peterborough United boost for Josh Simpson". BBC Sport. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Peterborough United duo not in Gary Johnson plans". BBC Sport. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Blues agree loan deals". Southend United F.C. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Crawley Town sign Josh Simpson from Peterborough United". BBC Sport. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Crawley Town 3–1 Eastbourne Boro". BBC Sport. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 

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