Nathan Tyson

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Nathan Tyson
Personal information
Full name Nathan Tyson[1]
Date of birth (1982-05-04) 4 May 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Reading,[2] England
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Doncaster Rovers
Number 14
Youth career
Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Reading 33 (1)
2001 Maidenhead United (loan) 8 (3)
2001 Swansea City (loan) 11 (1)
2002 Cheltenham Town (loan) 8 (1)
2004 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 10 (3)
2004–2006 Wycombe Wanderers 68 (39)
2005–2006 Nottingham Forest (loan) 8 (2)
2006–2011 Nottingham Forest 176 (33)
2011–2013 Derby County 39 (5)
2013 Millwall (loan) 4 (0)
2013–2014 Blackpool 10 (0)
2013–2014 Fleetwood Town (loan) 4 (0)
2014 Notts County (loan) 10 (0)
2014– Doncaster Rovers 3 (1)
National team
2003 England U20 1 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:04, 09 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 November 2013

Nathan Tyson (born 4 May 1982 in Reading, Berkshire) is an English professional football striker who plays for Doncaster Rovers.

Career[edit]

Reading[edit]

Tyson, educated at Forest School, Winnersh,[citation needed] began his career at Reading as part of the youth academy, gaining football league experience in loan spells at Swansea City[3] and Cheltenham Town.[4] During his time at Reading, Tyson predominantly operated on the left-wing, starting in nine matches, as well as seventeen as a substitute. He also appeared as a striker in Reading's reserve side. He scored his first and only goal for the club in the 2–1 home victory over Derby County, during the 2002–03 season.

Tyson represented the England Under-20 side whilst at Reading, scoring twice on his debut against Germany.[5]

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

In December 2003, Tyson joined then Division Two side Wycombe Wanderers on a short-term loan, although had to return to Reading early the next month for treatment on a knee injury.[6] After impressing the manager Tony Adams, Tyson was offered a two-year deal which was signed in March 2004. The transfer fee was undisclosed but is believed to have been around £100,000 with a 20% sell-on clause. Media sources have since claimed the fee was in the region of £140,000, with a 25% sell-on-clause. Two youngsters, Simon Church and Scott Davies from Wycombe's Academy, also transferred to Reading.

Tyson was top-scorer for Wycombe during the 2004–05 season with 22 league goals. He also won the Fans' Player of the Year Award ahead of defender Roger Johnson. He had started forty of Wycombe's forty-six league matches, whilst appearing as a substitute in two. During the close season, Tyson was the subject of three bids from Sheffield Wednesday, all of which were turned down by Wycombe.[7]

He began the 2005–06 season well scoring 13 goals in 19 games, making him the top scorer in the English leagues.[7] He was named as the League Two player of the month for August, having scored six times in six games.[8] In October 2005 Sheffield Wednesday agreed a fee of £700,000 with Wycombe for Tyson, but Tyson himself turned Wednesday down.[9] He was also linked with moves to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Hull City.[10]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

In November 2005, Tyson joined Football League One side Nottingham Forest on loan until January when he signed a permanent deal for the club,[11] costing Forest £675,000.[12]

Tyson scored his first goal for Nottingham Forest playing against Port Vale in a league match at The City Ground, on 6 December 2005 (Tyson also managed to score in the reverse fixture against Port Vale on 18 February 2006). A deflected effort against Southend United, on his début, had instead been ruled as a Che Wilson own goal.

While playing in the FA Cup for Forest, there was speculation that Tyson could move to Birmingham City, who were apparently planning a £1.5m bid for the striker.[13]

Tyson's cousin, Mark Philo, who also played professional football for Wycombe Wanderers, died in a car crash on 14 January 2006.[14]

On 5 August 2006, just minutes into Forest's first game of the season against Bradford City, Tyson was injured. In November 2006, he returned from the injury two months ahead of schedule. His first goal back from his knee injury came against Rotherham United on 18 November 2006. Just a few games later, he netted an eight-minute first half hat-trick away at Crewe Alexandra,[15] the quickest hat-trick in the English football league that season.[citation needed]

Tyson missed most of pre-season but made a surprisingly quick comeback against Leeds United on 25 August 2007 when he came on as a second half substitute, a month before he was expected back. He made his first start of the campaign in Forest's 2–0 win at Port Vale and scored his first goal of the season in the 3–2 home loss against Leicester City. He missed the bulk of the Christmas 2007 period through a hamstring injury but then returned to the team. He picked up another hamstring injury against Swindon Town but it is not yet known how long he will be on the sidelines. He scored 12 goals in all competitions in the 2007–08 season, helping Forest gain promotion to the Championship, by finishing second in Football League One on a dramatic last day of the season.

Tyson stated quickly after Forest's elevation that he wanted a new deal, with his current contract ending in the summer of 2009. Manager Colin Calderwood offered a two-year extension to the deal, with Tyson rejecting the offer to see what happened over the season. He was also the subject of a £750,000 bid from Bristol City in May 2008, which was rejected.[16]

During Forest's tough pre-season, however, Tyson was struck by injury to his hamstring. He made his return as a sixty-sixth minute substitute against Watford at the City Ground on 23 August 2008, taking only two minutes to score as he pounced on a Robert Earnshaw free-kick which had hit the post. It left the easiest of tap-ins from just a few yards and eventually turned out to be the winning goal.[17]

On 6 January 2009, Tyson signed a deal to keep him at Forest until the summer of 2011.[18]

On 22 January 2009, an excellent volley from Tyson helped Forest to beat Premier League giants Manchester City 3–0 in an FA Cup 3rd round upset, a goal which was later named as Nottingham Forest's goal of the season.

On 31 May 2011, Nottingham Forest announced that Tyson had rejected a new contract offer, so he left the City Ground club that summer.[19]

Derby County[edit]

On 7 June 2011, it was confirmed that Tyson was in contract talks with Derby County,[20] despite a controversial incident when Tyson waved a Nottingham Forest flag in front of the Derby fans after the final whistle of the East Midlands derby match in August 2009, a game which Tyson scored in and Forest won 3–2.[21] Tyson received a fine of £5,000 and a two-game suspended ban for the incident.[22] Tyson was confirmed as a Derby County player on 13 June, signing a three-year contract, which formally started on 1 July 2011.[23]

He made his Derby debut against Nottingham Forest on 17 September 2011, coming on as a substitute at the City Ground as Derby won 2–1.[24] Tyson didn't feature again for Derby until the Boxing Day fixture against Leeds United due to a recurring groin strain, Derby went on to win the match 1–0, and Tyson was praised by Nigel Clough after the game for his patience and performance during the game.

Tyson subsequently started the following game against West Ham United on 31 December 2011 and was a driving force for The Rams and helped them to win the game 2–1. However, he picked up a groin injury in this game and was replaced at half-time by Theo Robinson.[25] Tyson didn't return to first team action until a 2–0 FA Cup defeat to Stoke City on 28 January 2012. He featured in every game for the remainder of the season, however he failed to a score a goal for the club in the 24 games he played in during the season and stated his embarrassment at his season in a December 2011 interview.[26]

On 8 August 2012, Tyson scored his first senior Derby County goal in a 2012–13 pre-season friendly, an 89th minute equaliser in a 1–1 draw against Sunderland.[27] Tyson dedicated his goal to former Sunday League coach Malcolm Keene who died earlier in the week, Tyson wore a black armband during the game.[28] Tyson also said that he was fully fit and hopeful for a better 2012–13 season.[28] He scored in the opening game of the season against Scunthorpe United in the League Cup on 14 August 2012, in a remarkable match which Derby drew 5–5 and lost 6–7 on penalties.[29] Tyson scored his first league goal on 18 August 2012 in a 2–2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday.[30] After these goals, it was reported that fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town were interested in signing Tyson on loan.[31]

On Tuesday 23 October 2012, Tyson scored a 90th minute winner in a 2–1 away win at Ipswich Town. This result prompted the sacking of Ipswich manager Paul Jewell. On Tuesday 3 November 2012, in a match against Barnsley, Tyson scored Derby's second goal of the game, a 20-yard strike into the top corner. Derby won the match 2–0. Tyson's goalscoring form continued when he scored the winning goal in a 3–2 home win over Birmingham City on 24 November 2012.

On 16 January 2013, Tyson was signed by Millwall on loan until the end of the 2012–13 season.[32] Tyson made his debut as a half time substitute in a 2–0 home defeat against Burnley on 19 January; during this game he picked up ligament damage, with an initial prognosis before a scan ruling him out for a month.[33] Tyson failed to score and only managed four appearances as he struggled with injuries during his spell with The Lions.[34]

Blackpool[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Tyson moved to fellow Championship outfit Blackpool on a free transfer, signing a one contract, with an option of a second.[35]

On 21 November 2013, Nathan joined Fleetwood Town on loan until 1 January 2014.[36]

On 3 March 2014, Tyson joined League One side Notts County on an initial one-month loan.[37]

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

On 28 July 2014, Tyson signed a one-year deal with Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer following his release from Blackpool.[38]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 August 2014[39]
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[40] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1999–2000 Reading Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000–01 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Maidenhead United (loan) Isthmian League Premier Division 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
2001–02 Reading Second Division 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
2001–02 Swansea City (loan) Third Division 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2001–02 Cheltenham Town (loan) 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
2002–03 Reading First Division 23 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 26 1
2003–04 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Total 33 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 38 1
2003–04 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) Second Division 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Wycombe Wanderers 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 6
2004–05 League Two 42 22 2 0 1 0 2 0 47 22
2005–06 15 11 1 0 2 2 1 0 19 13
Total 78 42 3 0 3 2 3 0 87 44
2005–06 Nottingham Forest (loan) League One 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Nottingham Forest 20 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 8
2006–07 24 7 5 2 0 0 1 0 30 9
2007–08 34 9 3 2 1 1 1 0 38 12
2008–09 Championship 35 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 39 7
2009–10 33 2 2 0 3 0 2 0 40 2
2010–11 30 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 35 2
Total 184 35 15 6 6 1 6 0 211 42
2011–12 Derby County Championship 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2012–13 16 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 17 5
Total 39 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 41 5
2012–13 Millwall (loan) Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2013–14 Blackpool Championship 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2014–15 Doncaster Rovers League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 376 87 22 6 12 4 11 0 419 97

Honours[edit]

Nottingham Forest

References[edit]

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  37. ^ "Notts Bring In Nathan Tyson". Notts County FC. 3 March 2014. 
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  40. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy and Football League play-offs.

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