Luke Daniels

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Luke Daniels
Personal information
Full name Luke Matthew Daniels
Date of birth (1988-01-05) 5 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Bolton, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
West Bromwich Albion
Number 19
Youth career
1997–2004 Manchester United
2004–2006 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– West Bromwich Albion 1 (0)
2008–2009 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 38 (0)
2009–2010 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 37 (0)
2010 Charlton Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
2010 Rochdale (loan) 1 (0)
2011 Bristol Rovers (loan) 9 (0)
2011–2012 Southend United (loan) 9 (0)
National team
2006–2007 England U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:16, 24 August 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:31, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Luke Matthew Daniels (born 5 January 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for West Bromwich Albion.

Career[edit]

Born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, Daniels joined West Bromwich Albion in 2004 after being released by Manchester United. His good form saw him make his international debut for England Under-18s in their 2–1 win over Slovenia in April 2006.

Daniels spent seven years at Old Trafford before being offered a trial at West Brom. Daniels was an unused substitute in the 2007 Championship play-off Final.[1]

He joined Scottish Premier League side Motherwell on loan for the rest of the 2007–08 season on 25 January 2008,[2] making his debut against Celtic on 3 May. After returning to West Brom for the summer, he joined Shrewsbury Town on a season loan on 1 August.[3] He shone in Shrewsbury's playoff semi final, second leg against Bury at Gigg Lane. His "man of the match" display ensured Shrewsbury a place in the League Two play-off final at Wembley.[4] Daniels was the BBC Sport Player Rater man of the match in the final after making several saves, but Shrewsbury still lost 1–0 to Gillingham.[5]

After signing a new two-year contract at Albion, Daniels joined Tranmere Rovers on loan for the 2009–10 season.[6] On 14 July, it was officially confirmed by Bristol Rovers that Daniels had signed a season-long loan deal after keeping his identity secret for nearly a week.[7] Unfortunately, after sustaining a back injury during pre-season, his loan spell was terminated and he returned to the Hawthorns.[8]

On 17 September, Daniels joined Charlton Athletic on a 28-day loan after Robert Elliot suffered an elbow injury that was expected to keep him out for about a month. After his brief spell at The Valley he returned to West Brom before being sent out on loan again on 2 December, this time to Rochdale on an emergency loan after they had lost both their goalkeepers to injury.

On 5 January 2011, Daniels joined Bristol Rovers on loan until 31 May 2011,[9] and went straight in as first-choice 'keeper replacing Mikkel Andersen who had returned to Reading after his loan spell. Daniels made his Rovers debut in the home draw with fellow League One strugglers Walsall. The move turned sour for Daniels however when he aggravated an old back injury in the warm-up before facing his parent club in a pre-season friendly, leaving him unable to play for several months and leading to his loan deal being cancelled before the start of the season. He played just one game for Rovers during this spell; a friendly at Partick Thistle

On 25 October 2011, Daniels was signed on a one-month loan deal by Southend United to deputise for their first-choice goalkeeper Glenn Morris, who was ruled out for four weeks with thigh strain.[10] The loan period, which had been due to expire on 26 November was extended by a month, enabling Daniels to play in Southend's FA Cup campaign.

After nine years at West Brom, Daniels eventually made his Premier League debut, at the age of 25, against Everton on 24 August 2013. He came on as a substitute for first-choice goalkeeper Ben Foster, who had to be replaced due to injury.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 May 2014[12]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Bromwich Albion 2007–08 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Premier League 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Total 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Motherwell (loan) 2007–08 Scottish Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2008–09 League Two 38 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 42 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2009–10 League One 37 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 45 0
Rochdale (loan) 2010–11 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2010–11 League One 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Southend United (loan) 2011–12 League Two 9 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 15 0
Career total 97 0 9 0 5 0 6 0 117 0
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy and Football League play-offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fletcher, Paul (28 May 2007). "Derby 1–0 West Brom". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "West Brom goalkeeper joins Well". BBC Sport. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Shrews move for Daniels". Sky Sports. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Daniels sends Shrews to Wembley". Sky Sports. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Gillingham 1–0 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Keeper Daniels loaned to Tranmere". BBC Sport. 21 July 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Luke Daniels joins Rovers on loan". Bristol Rovers F.C. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Daniels loan deal being cancelled". Bristol Rovers F.C. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Luke Returns". Bristol Rovers F.C. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Southend United sign West Brom's Luke Daniels". BBC Sport. 25 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Daniels extends Shrimpers stay". Sky Sports. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Luke Daniels". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 

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