Lewis Price

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Lewis Price
Lewis Price
Personal information
Full name Lewis Peter Price
Date of birth (1984-07-19) 19 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Bournemouth, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Crawley Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Ipswich Town 68 (0)
2004 Cambridge United (loan) 6 (0)
2007–2010 Derby County 6 (0)
2008 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2 (0)
2009 Luton Town (loan) 1 (0)
2009–2010 Brentford (loan) 13 (0)
2010– Crystal Palace 6 (0)
2014 Mansfield Town (loan) 4 (0)
2014 Crawley Town (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2002–2003 Wales U19 3 (0)
2004–2006 Wales U21 10 (0)
2005– Wales 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:51, 28 April 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:07, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Lewis Peter Price (born 19 July 1984 in Bournemouth) is a Welsh international goalkeeper who plays for Crawley Town on loan from Crystal Palace. He has previously played for Derby County, Ipswich Town and Crystal Palace.[1]

Club career[edit]

Ipswich Town[edit]

Price, who graduated through the Ipswich Town youth system, is an agile performer who became known for stepping in for Kelvin Davis during the 2004–05 season and saving a penalty against Coventry. After Davies returned from injury, Price played for Cambridge United on loan for part of the season. Davis departed at the end of the 2004–05 season, with Price contesting Shane Supple to be first choice goalkeeper.

He then started nearly every game ahead of first choice keeper Shane Supple. In the 2006–07 season, just a week after Petr Čech and Carlo Cudicini sustained horrific injuries which brought up an argument that goalkeepers need more protection, Price was injured in Ipswich's 3–1 victory over Southend United. Price had to be stretchered off after colliding with Matt Harrold.

Despite playing well for Ipswich when called upon, the arrival of Neil Alexander at Ipswich meant Price's future was destined to be away from Portman Road.

Derby County[edit]

On 27 July 2007, Price joined Premier League club Derby County, for an undiclosed fee on a three-year contract, to provide back-up and competition for then first choice goalkeeper Stephen Bywater.[2]

Price made his debut for Derby against Liverpool on 26 December, after Stephen Bywater was injured in the warm-up and went on to start the next eight league and cup matches before the signing of Roy Carroll ended his run in the first team. In the FA Cup third round replay between Derby and Sheffield Wednesday, Price made two penalty saves helping Derby to victory in a penalty shootout.

Price signed for Milton Keynes Dons on an emergency one-month loan on 27 October 2008,[3] and made his debut the next day in the Dons 2–1 Football League One victory over Leyton Orient. He returned to Derby but, again, could not supplant teammates Stephen Bywater and Roy Carroll from the goalkeepers spot and joined Luton Town on a one month loan on 2 February 2009.[4] During his time at Luton he played only twice because of a groin injury,[5] but impressed in those two games, helping Luton to the Football League Trophy final at Wembley Stadium, making two penalty saves against Brighton. Price joined League One side Brentford on a season-long loan deal on 8 July 2009.[6] He made 18 appearances for Brentford, but didn't make an appearance after January due to the arrival of Wojciech Szczęsny, who was on loan from Arsenal F.C. at the time. Upon his return to Derby at the end of the 2009–10 season, it was announced that his contract would not be renewed and he left the club with just nine appearances in his three-years there.[1]

Crystal Palace[edit]

After leaving the Rams, Price signed a 3-year contract to join Crystal Palace as understudy to Julián Speroni. He made his Palace debut in March against Burnley after Speroni had suffered an injury.

Mansfield Town[edit]

On Friday 11th April 2014, Price signed for League 2 side Mansfield Town on loan as emergency goalkeeper cover for the injured Alan Marriott.

Crawley Town[edit]

On 17 November 2014, Price signed on loan with League One club Crawley Town until 20 December.[7]

International career[edit]

Price received his first call-up to the full Wales international squad for a friendly against Slovenia on 17 August 2005, but missed out on his first cap after he was forced to withdraw with a knee injury. He then made his debut against Cyprus on 17 November 2005. He has eight international caps. He is mainly a third choice goalkeeper behind Wayne Hennessey and Boaz Myhill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hendrie & Price released". dcfc.co.uk. 13 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Price completes transfer to Derby". BBC Sport. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "Price is right for Robby". MK Dons. 27 October 2008. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Rams Keeper Joins Luton in loan deal". therams.co.uk. 2 February 2009. Archived from the original on 5 February 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "Port Vale v Luton". Sky Sports. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brentford Confirm Price Signing". Vital Football. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  7. ^ http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/price-joins-crawley-town-on-loan-2088270.aspx

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