Max Power (footballer)

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Max Power
Personal information
Full name Max Mcauley Power[1]
Date of birth (1993-07-27) 27 July 1993 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Birkenhead, Merseyside[3]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tranmere Rovers
Number 4
Youth career
2002–2011 Tranmere Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Tranmere Rovers 104 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April.
† Appearances (Goals).

Max Mcauley Power (born 27 July 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two club Tranmere Rovers.

He has spent his entire career so far at Tranmere, where he made his professional debut in 2011, making over 100 league appearances.

Playing career[edit]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

Early career[edit]

Power joined the Tranmere Rovers youth set-up at the age of eight and has captained the club at every age group including the first team.[2] A former student at Wirral Grammar School for Boys, after impressing in the Tranmere Rovers Reserve team he was awarded a professional contract in May 2011.[4] Manager Les Parry was confident Power had a bright future in the game, but warned the youngster about his aggression.[5] He compared him to Joss Labadie, another young and talented Rovers midfielder with a reputation as a hothead.[6]

2011–12 season[edit]

Power made his first team debut in the Football League Trophy clash with Port Vale on 30 August 2011; he replaced Andy Robinson on 66 minutes before he went on to score a penalty in the penalty shootout victory.[7] On 10 September he made his League One debut, starting in a 0–2 defeat away to Huddersfield Town and making way for Labadie after 77 minutes.[8] He ended his first season with four league appearances and two in the Football League Trophy.

2012–13 season[edit]

Power scored his first goal for the club on 13 November 2012, concluding a 3–0 win against Braintree Town in the FA Cup first round after coming on for James Wallace.[9] He scored his first league goal for the club on 26 December, as they came from behind to win 2–1 against Crewe Alexandra at Prenton Park.[10] On 23 February 2013, he scored his second league goal in a 5–1 win away to Colchester United.[11] On 4 March, he extended his contract, keeping him at the club until June 2015.[12] Five days later, he scored his last goal of the season, the only one to win a home match against Oldham Athletic.[13]

2013–14 season[edit]

In the following season, Power scored his first goal on 15 March 2014, equalising in the 15th minute of an eventual 1–2 home defeat by Swindon Town.[14] His only other goal of the campaign was on 12 April, opening a 2–1 home win over Shrewsbury Town;[15] both teams were relegated at the end of the season.

2014–15 season[edit]

On 7 October 2014, Power opened the scoring as Tranmere drew 1–1 at home against Carlisle United in the Football League Trophy second round, advancing via a penalty shootout.[16] He scored the only goal in the FA Cup first round against Bristol Rovers on 8 November, converting a penalty after handball by Mike McChrystal.[17] Three days later, he equalised as Tranmere came from behind to win 2–1 at Bury in the quarter-finals of the Football League Trophy.[18]

He opened the scoring in the semi-finals on 9 December, a 2–2 draw against Walsall, and scored in the shootout although his team were knocked out.[19] A week later, Power concluded a 2–1 comeback to defeat Oxford United in an FA Cup second round replay.[20] He again netted in the third round on 3 January 2015, albeit in a 2–6 defeat to Premier League club Swansea City.[21] On his 100th league appearance for Tranmere, he opened the scoring in a 2–1 win away to Cambridge United on 17 March.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 March 2015.[23]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tranmere Rovers 2011–12 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
2012–13 27 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 32 4
2013–14 33 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 36 2
2014–15 38 6 4 3 1 0 3 3 46 12
Career total 102 11 7 4 4 0 7 3 120 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1837 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Name: Max Power". tranmererovers.co.uk. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 545. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  4. ^ "Tranmere Offer Pair Professional Contracts". tranmererovers.co.uk. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Parry On Power". tranmererovers.co.uk. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tranmere Rovers new professional Max Power told to improve discipline". Liverpool Daily Post. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Rovers spot on". Sky Sports. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Terriers extend impressive run". Sky Sports. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Braintree Town 0–3 Tranmere" BBC Sport. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Tranmere 2–1 Crewe" BBC Sport. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Colchester 1–5 Tranmere" BBC Sport. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Max Power: Tranmere Rovers midfielder extends contract" BBC Sport. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  13. ^ "Tranmere 1-0 Oldham". BBC Sport. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Tranmere 1-2 Swindon". BBC Sport. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Tranmere 2-1 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Davies sends Tranmere through". Sky Sports. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Tranmere 1-0 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Tranmere fight back rocks Bury". Sky Sports. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Walsall book JPT area final spot". Sky Sports. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "Tranmere 2-1 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Tranmere 2-6 Swansea". BBC Sport. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Max Power: Tranmere Rovers have 'nine cup finals' left". BBC Sport. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  23. ^ Max Power career statistics at Soccerbase

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