Myles Weston

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Myles Weston
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Personal information
Full name Myles Arthur Eugene Wesley Weston[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-12) 12 March 1988 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Lewisham, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Southend United
Number 11
Youth career
1999–2000 Arsenal
2000–2006 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2007 Notts County (loan) 4 (0)
2007–2009 Notts County 69 (3)
2009–2012 Brentford 108 (12)
2012–2014 Gillingham 76 (8)
2014– Southend United 15 (2)
National team
2003–2004 England U16 7 (0)
2004–2005 England U17 13 (0)
2005–2006 England U18 2 (0)
2005 England U19 2 (0)
2014– Antigua and Barbuda 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:34, 30 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Myles Arthur Eugene Wesley Weston (born 12 March 1988) is an English-born Antiguan international footballer who plays for Southend United as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Weston was born in Lewisham, London. He joined the academy at Premier League side Arsenal at age 11, before moving to the academy at fellow Premier League side Charlton Athletic at age 12.[3] Weston signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2006.[3] After playing four games on loan for Notts County in April 2007, he was released by Charlton Athletic at the end of the 2006–07 season without ever playing for the Addicks' senior team. County signed Weston on 4 July 2007 on a two-year contract.[4] He was a prominent member of the Notts County team that season, with his electric pace and skill winning over the fans.[citation needed]

Weston scored his first goal for Notts County in a League Cup match against Doncaster Rovers.[5]

Brentford then signed Weston after he turned down a new three-year deal at Notts County. "I think he's a foolish boy. That's his choice, but he's made a mistake," Magpies chairman John Armstrong-Holmes told BBC Radio Nottingham.[6] The transfer was completed on 2 July 2009.[7] He scored two goals on his Brentford debut against Carlisle United.

On 17 August 2012 Weston signed for Gillingham on a two-year contract.[8] He scored on his debut two days later against Bradford City. He was released by the club at the end of the 2013–14 season,[9] and subsequently joined Southend United.[10]

International career[edit]

Weston is a former England under-16 and under-17 international where he was a team mate of Theo Walcott.[11][12]

In August 2011, it was announced that Weston was called up to the Antigua national team for World Cup 2014 qualifiers, but declined the invitation to concentrate on his club (then Brentford) career. Weston was called up a second time in 2012, but again declined due to having just signed for Gillingham.[13]

In November 2014 he was again called up for the team for the 2014 Caribbean Cup. He made his debut on 12 November in the opening group match against Haiti scoring the team's first goal in a 2–2 draw, and provided the assist for the team's equalising goal.

International goals[edit]

Score and result list Antigua and Barbuda's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Source
1. 12 November 2014 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay  Haiti 1–2 2–2 2014 Caribbean Cup [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 63. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ a b Brentford Official Matchday Programme versus Brighton & Hove Albion 15/08/09. Creative Print Group. 2009. 
  4. ^ "Notts County land winger Weston". BBC Sport. 4 July 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2007. 
  5. ^ "Myles Weston gets a back-handed compliment from Notts County boss Ian McParland". Sunday Mercury (Birmingham). 13 August 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Weston is set to join Brentford". BBC News. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Weston completes Brentford move". BBC Sport. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Gills Sign Weston and Barrett". Kent Online. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Gillingham FC announce retained list". Gillingham F.C. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/article/140614-myles-weston-joins-southend-united-1643671.aspx
  11. ^ "England Myles ahead". The FA. 8 April 2004. Retrieved 22 November 2008. [dead link]
  12. ^ "U17s enjoy good start". The FA. 1 September 2004. Retrieved 22 November 2008. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Myles Weston happy to put international ambitions on hold to help Gillingham's promotion push". Kent Online. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 

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