Matthew Dolan (footballer)

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Matthew Dolan
Personal information
Full name Matthew Alexander Dolan[1]
Date of birth (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Hartlepool, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bradford City
Number 4
Youth career
Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Middlesbrough 0 (0)
2013 Yeovil Town (loan) 8 (1)
2013–2014 Hartlepool United (loan) 19 (2)
2014 Bradford City (loan) 11 (0)
2014– Bradford City 5 (0)
2014 Hartlepool United (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:31, 14 January 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Matthew Alexander Dolan (born 11 February 1993) is an English footballer who plays for Hartlepool United on loan from Bradford City. Dolan is primarily a midfielder, but is also comfortable in defence.

Career[edit]

Dolan began his career at Middlesbrough Middlesbrough and in July 2010 was awarded a four-year professional contract with the club, and is currently captain of their U21 side.[2]

On 4 January 2013, Dolan joined Football League One side Yeovil Town on a months loan deal,[3] and made his debut as a substitute in their Football League Trophy area semi-final defeat against Leyton Orient.[4] He played his first League One match for the club in the 2–0 win at Sheffield United.[5] Dolan only managed five appearances for Yeovil in his first spell on loan before returning to the Riverside due to injury.[6] On 27 March 2013, Dolan unexpectedly returned to Yeovil for a second loan spell this time until the end of the 2012–13 season.[7] On 29 March 2013, Dolan made his first appearance of his second loan spell for Yeovil as a second-half substitute in a goalless draw against Walsall.[8] On 1 April, he scored his first goal in professional football in the 2–1 away win at Notts County, with a goal scored direct from a free kick.[9] Dolan appeared as a second-half substitute in the 2013 League One play-off Final as Yeovil beat Brentford 2–1 to secure promotion to the Football League Championship.[10] Dolan returned to Middlesbrough having made 9 appearances for Yeovil in a loan spell hampered by injuries.

In August 2013, Dolan joined his home-town team Hartlepool United on a one month loan deal, linking up with former Middlesbrough coaches Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett. This loan was extended in October.[11] Dolan then scored his first goal for the club, in a 3–1 win over Wimbledon on 22 October 2013.[12] This was followed up his second came on 26 December 2013, in a 1–1 draw against Chesterfield.[13] Dolan returned to Hartlepool United in January after making 20 appearance and scoring twice for the club.[14]

Under the management of Aitor Karanka, Smallwood was the among players to be offload as part of Karanka's reducing the squad size.[15] So on Dolan agreed to join Bradford City on loan until the end of the season.[16] After making eleven appearance, it announced on 16 May 2014, Dolan agreed to join Bradford City on a one-year contract.[17]

He moved on loan to Hartlepool United on 27 November 2014. He only made 2 appearances when he was recalled to Bradford City due to an injury.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 December 2014.[19]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Middlesbrough 2012–13[20] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yeovil Town (loan)
2012–13[20]
League One 8 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 1
Hartlepool United (loan)
2013–14[20]
League Two 19 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 24 2
Bradford City (loan)
2013–14[20]
League One 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Bradford City
2014–15
League One 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Hartlepool United (loan)
2014–15
League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 45 3 3 0 2 0 5 0 55 3
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy and Play-off matches.

Honours[edit]

Yeovil Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Details: Matthew Dolan". English National Football Archive. 
  2. ^ "Matthew Dolan". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Matthew Dolan: Yeovil Town sign Middlesbrough defender on loan". BBC Sport. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leyton Orient 1–0 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sheffield United 0–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Middlesbrough midfielder Matt Dolan may have played final Yeovil Town game". Western Gazette. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Matthew Dolan: Yeovil bring back Middlesbrough midfielder". BBC Sport. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Yeovil 0–0 Walsall". BBC Sport. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Notts County 1–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Brentford 1–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Matthew Dolan: Hartlepool extend loan of Middlesbrough midfielder". BBC Sport. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hartlepool United 3-1 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Chesterfield 1-1 Hartlepool United". BBC Sport. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Dolan Returns To Middlesbrough". Hartlepool United F.C. 9 January 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Middlesbrough: Aitor Karanka wants squad size reduced". BBC Sport. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Dolan deal in place". Bradford City A.F.C. 6 February 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "DOLAN SIGNED UP". Bradford City A.F.C. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/sportbcfc/11631746.Bradford_City_midfielder_returns_to_Hartlepool_on_loan/
  19. ^ "Matthew Dolan". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  20. ^ a b c d "Games played by Matthew Dolan in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 

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