Mark Halstead

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Mark Halstead
Personal information
Full name Mark James Halstead[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Blackpool, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Shrewsbury Town
Number 21
Youth career
2006–2009 Blackpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Blackpool 3 (0)
2009 Burscough (loan) 6 (0)
2010 Hyde (loan) 8 (0)
2010 Barrow (loan) 1 (0)
2011 Kettering Town (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Stockport County (loan) 4 (0)
2014- Shrewsbury Town 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:19, 13 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark James Halstead (born 17 September 1990) is an English footballer who currently plays for Shrewsbury Town as a goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Blackpool[edit]

Born in Blackpool, Halstead is a product of the Blackpool Centre of Excellence and Youth Department, Halstead signed his first professional contract with the club in 2009.[2]

On 21 August 2010, he was an unused substitute in the Tangerines '​ 6–0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates stadium in the club's second game of their debut season in the Premier League.[3] Three days later, he made his first-team debut in the second round of the 2010–11 League Cup, against MK Dons at Stadium MK.[4] Seven months later, on 7 March 2011, Halstead made his League debut for Blackpool, as a substitute for Richard Kingson in a 3–1 defeat to Chelsea at Bloomfield Road. The score was 3–0 when he came on in the 66th minute.[5]

Halstead made his first League start for Blackpool on 9 February 2013, in a 2–1 victory over Millwall at Bloomfield Road.

Loans to Burscough and Hyde[edit]

On 18 August 2009 he was loaned out to Northern Premier League Premier Division side Burscough, along with fellow Blackpool player Danny Mitchley. He made his debut the same day in a 2–0 home win over Hucknall Town.[6]

He spent the latter part of the 2009–10 season on loan at Conference North side Hyde United.[2] He made his debut for The Tigers on 9 March 2010, in a 2–1 defeat to Gainsborough Trinity.[7] He made a total of 8 appearances for Hyde.[8]

Loans to Barrow and Kettering Town[edit]

On 13 November 2010, Halstead signed on an emergency loan for Conference National side Barrow to replace injured goalkeeper Clark Masters. He made his debut the same day, in a 2–0 home win over AFC Wimbledon.[9] He played only one game before an injury to Matthew Gilks saw him recalled to Blackpool.[10]

On 18 January 2011, Halstead signed on loan for Kettering Town for a month,[11] but he was recalled after an injury to Paul Rachubka left Blackpool with only one fit goalkeeper in Richard Kingson.[12] He made his Premier League debut as a substitute in Blackpool's defeat to Chelsea at Bloomfield Road.

He joined Stockport County on loan in early November and made four appearances for the club before being recalled by Blackpool in late December[13]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

Following his release from Blackpool, Halstead joined Shrewsbury Town in League Two on a free transfer on 5 June 2014.[14] He made his debut as a substitute in a first-round FA Cup tie away at Walsall on 8 November.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 December 2014.[16]
Club Season League League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackpool 2009–10 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Premier League 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013–14 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Burscough (loan)[17] 2009-10 Northern Premier League Division One North 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Hyde (loan)[17] 2009-10 Conference North 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Barrow (loan) 2010-11 Conference Premier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kettering Town (loan) 2010-11 Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Stockport County (loan) 2011-12 Conference Premier 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Shrewsbury Town 2014–15 League Two 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 26 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 29 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists". premierleague.com (Premier League). 1 September 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Mark Halstead profile". Blackpool F.C. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Ornstein, David (21 August 2010). "Arsenal 6–0 Blackpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "MK Dons v Blackpool". BBC Sport. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Blackpool 1–3 Chelsea" – BBC Sport, 7 March 2011
  6. ^ Leatherbarrow, Neil (18 August 2009). "BYERS BRACE BOOSTS BURSCOUGH". Burscough F.C. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Match Details: Gainsborough Trinity 2–1 Hyde". Hyde FC. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Player Statistics: Mark Halstead". Hyde FC. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bluebirds swoop for Halstead". Blue Square Bet Premier. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Blackpool suffer injury blow as goalkeeper Matt Gilks faces up to three-months out with broken kneecap". BBC Sport. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Kettering Town bring in Jon Challinor and Mark Halstead". BBC Sport. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Blackpool keeper Rachubka resumes training after injury". BBC Sport. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Two to Leave Edgeley Park". Stockport County. 24 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "Mark Halstead Nets Town Move". Shrewsweb. 5 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Walsall 2-2 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  16. ^ Mark Halstead career statistics at Soccerbase
  17. ^ a b "Mark Halstead (Blackpool)". Eurorivals. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 

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