Nathan Doyle

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Nathan Doyle
Nathan Doyle Hull City v. Newcastle United 4.png
Doyle playing for Hull City in 2009
Personal information
Full name Nathan Luke Robert Doyle[1]
Date of birth (1987-01-12) 12 January 1987 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Luton Town
Number 26
Youth career
000?–2003 Derby County[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Derby County 9 (0)
2006 Notts County (loan) 12 (0)
2006–2007 Bradford City (loan) 28 (0)
2007–2010 Hull City 5 (0)
2009 Barnsley (loan) 11 (0)
2010–2012 Barnsley 87 (2)
2011 Preston North End (loan) 5 (0)
2012–2014 Bradford City 76 (2)
2014– Luton Town 4 (0)
National team
2001–2002 England U16 10 (0)
2003–2004 England U17 18 (0)
2004–2005 England U18 2 (0)
2006 England U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:30, 18 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:58, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Nathan Luke Robert Doyle (born 12 January 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Luton Town in Football League Two.

Doyle, who developed as a player through Derby County's academy, has played for the England U16 side, England U17 side and England U20 side. He can play at right-back, central midfield, or the right side of midfield.

Career[edit]

Born in Derby, Derbyshire,[1] Doyle started his career playing for Noel Baker School, Derby.[citation needed] He made his first appearance for Derby County on 1 November 2003, aged 16, in a league game against Preston North End, which Derby lost 3–0. In February 2006, Doyle was on loan to Notts County and his first game for the club from Nottinghamshire was on 25 February 2006 in a league game against Lincoln City. He returned to Derby in May 2006. After a loan spell with Bradford City, he was transferred to Hull City on 31 January 2007, for £100,000. He made his Hull City debut in a 2–1 defeat to Plymouth Argyle on the final day of the 2006–07 season. His first senior goal came in Hull's 4–1 victory over Watford in the second leg of the Football League Championship play-offs on 14 May 2008,[3] the same day he became a father.

Hull were promoted to the Premier League, but Doyle did not feature in the top division until 26 December, when he came on as a substitute during a 5–1 defeat to Manchester City.[4]

Doyle went on loan to Championship side Barnsley on 18 September 2009. He made his debut the following day, coming on for Jacob Butterfield at a 0–0 draw with Swansea City. In January 2010, Doyle signed permanently for Barnsley on a free transfer after being told he could leave Hull.[5]

On 22 September 2010, Derbyshire Police said Doyle had been arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine.[6] He was released by Barnsley after the 2011–12 season.

On 4 August 2012 he returned to Bradford City and signed a 1 year deal.[7] He made his debut on 11 August in a 1–0 win against Notts County in the League Cup.[8] He made his league debut on 21 August in a 1–0 win against Fleetwood Town.[9] On 30 October, Doyle helped Bradford into the quarter-finals of the League Cup by scoring his penalty in the shoot-out against Wigan Athletic after the game had finished 0–0 after extra-time.[10] He scored his first goals for the club on 12 February 2013, scoring twice in a 3–0 win away to Wycombe Wanderers.[11] He started in the 2013 Football League Cup Final. On 3 July, he signed a new one-year contract at the club.[12] On 9 June 2014 Doyle left Bradford City.[13]

Doyle signed a one-year deal at League Two club Luton Town on 11 September 2014, receiving the squad number 26.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 October 2014.[15]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Derby County 2003–04 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004–05 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2005–06 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Notts County (loan) 2005–06 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Bradford City (loan) 2006–07 28 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 33 0
Hull City 2006–07 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 5 1
2008–09 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Barnsley (loan) 2009–10 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Barnsley 2009–10 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2010–11 43 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 45 2
2011–12 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Preston North End (loan) 2011–12 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Bradford City 2012–13 37 2 2 0 7 0 6 0 52 2
2013–14 39 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 42 0
Luton Town 2014–15 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Career total 237 4 12 0 13 0 12 1 274 5

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Hull City
Bradford City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 418. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ McNulty, Phil (14 May 2008). "Hull 4–1 Watford (agg 6–1)". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Brett, Oliver (26 December 2008). "Man City 5–1 Hull". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 26 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Barnsley sign Nathan Doyle from Hull". BBC Sport (BBC). 13 January 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Barnsley player Nathan Doyle held in Derby drugs search". BBC News (BBC). 22 September 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bradford City sign Nathan Doyle on a free transfer". BBC Sport (BBC). 5 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Notts County 0–1 Bradford" BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Bradford 1–0 Fleetwood" BBC Sport. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Wigan 0–0 Bradford" BBC Sport. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Wycombe 0–3 Bradford" BBC Sport. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Mark Yeates: Bradford City clinch signing of former Watford winger" BBC Sport. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  13. ^ https://twitter.com/officialbantams/status/475993377977434112
  14. ^ "Luton Town sign Nathan Doyle". Luton Town F.C. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  15. ^ Nathan Doyle career stats at Soccerbase

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