Nathaniel Wedderburn

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Nathaniel Wedderburn
Personal information
Full name Nathaniel Carl Wedderburn[1]
Date of birth (1991-06-30) 30 June 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cowdenbeath
Number 6
Youth career
2005–2007 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Stoke City 0 (0)
2008–2009 Notts County (loan) 9 (0)
2009 Hereford United (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2012 Northampton Town 33 (0)
2012–2013 Corby Town 33 (1)
2013– Cowdenbeath 38 (0)
National team
2009–2010 England U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:54, 22 March 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Nathaniel Carl Wedderburn (born 30 June 1991 in Wolverhampton) is an English footballer for Scottish Championship side Cowdenbeath, as a midfielder. He can also play as a centre-back.

Career[edit]

Stoke City[edit]

Wedderburn won academy player of the year at Stoke City in his first season at the Potters, playing regularly with the youth team and reserves, he also travelled with the first team during this season but not making the bench. Second season as an academy player saw him take the captains armband for the season, during this season he was named on the bench in every League cup game but not making his debut. After some impressive performances in Stoke's Academy[2] side which saw Wedderburn sign his first Professional contract at Stoke lasting 1 and a half years. After this, he moved to Notts County on loan.[3] Wedderburn made his league debut whilst on loan at Notts County on 6 December 2008, playing in the 1–0 home win over Morecambe. After extending his loan spell for the second time before 25 January 2009, his loan spell was, once again, extended until 3 March 2009.[4] He went on to make a further 9 league appearances for County before returning to Stoke in March 2009.

On 17 September 2009, Wedderburn was called up to the England Under 19 squad three European U19 Championship qualifiers in October 2009.[5] Wedderburn signed on loan for Hereford United in November 2009.[6] After making three appearance, Wedderburn return to his parent club.[7] Wedderburn was released by Stoke at the end of the 2009–10 season.[8]

Northampton Town[edit]

Following his release from Stoke, Wedderburn signed for League Two side Northampton Town on a two-year contract.[9] After joining the club, Wedderburn says Manager Ian Sampson was the reason he joined the "Cobblers".[10]

He made his debut for the club, on 14 August 2010, in a 1–1 draw with Accrington Stanley. In the second round of League Cup, Wedderburn made assist from the corner to allow Andy Holt equalise against Reading and the match would go in a penalty-shootout after a tie 3–13 in the regular time and kept after extra-time, but in the end, Northampton won 4–3 on penalties.[11] In 2010–11 season, Wedderburn made thirty-seven appearance in all competitions.

In 2011–12 season, under new manager Gary Johnson and Aidy Boothroyd, Wedderburn playing time was widely used, as he made two appearance. The main factor was suffering injuries like two sets of ruptured ankle ligaments, a hamstring injury and two calf strains.[12] After making a recovery from an ankle injury, Manager Johnson placed him on loan list to gain first team experience.[13] In January transfer Window, Wedderburn was expected to leave the club, but no avail.[14] Wedderburn was frozen out of the first team by Johnson; instead, spent time on the bench.[15] Wedderburn played his first match since September, in a 3–1 loss against Crawley Town on 17 April 2012 (this turns out to be his last appearance). After the match, he thought his Northampton's career had ended, having receiving bad luck in the 2011–12 season and delighted to make his return.[12]

In May 2012, Wedderburn was released from Northampton after being told his contract would not be renewed.[16]

Corby Town[edit]

On 13 August 2012, Corby Town, and former Northampton Town boss, Ian Sampson announced in a post match interview that he was hoping to secure the signing of Wedderburn before the start of the league season.[17]

Cowdenbeath[edit]

In July 2013, Wedderburn signed for Scottish First Division side Cowdenbeath after a trial spell.[18][19]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Notts County (Loan) 2008–09 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Hereford United (Loan) 2009–10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Northampton Town 2010–11 31 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 38 0
Career total 42 0 4 0 4 0 1 0 52 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathaniel Carl Wedderburn findmypast.com Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  2. ^ Nathaniel Wedderburn provides highlight BBC Sport. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  3. ^ Notts County sign two youngsters BBC Sport. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Magpies extend Wedderburn loan". BBC Sport. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Nat's National Duty stokecityfc.com. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  6. ^ Stoke allow duo to leave on loan BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Hereford United see their on-loan trio depart". BBC Sport. 4 January 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Pulis announces retained list stokecityfc.com. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  9. ^ Wedderburn Signs On ntfc.co.uk. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  10. ^ "Cobblers new boy pays tribute to Sampson's ambition". Northampton Chronicle. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Reading 3–3 N'hampton (2–4 pens)". BBC Sport. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Northampton Town: Wedderburn relief at playing return". Northampton Chronicle. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Northampton Town: Jason Crowe to continue training with Town". Northampton Chronicle. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Northampton Town: Johnson sad over Robinson". Northampton Chronicle. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Northampton Town: Cobblers looking to offload". Northampton Chronicle. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  16. ^ Northampton release two more players Eurosport, 25 April 2012. Retrieved on 14 May 2012.
  17. ^ "Corby defender Andy Holt retires with knee injury". BBC Sport. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "New Arrivals – Two Sign On". cowdenbeathfc.com. Cowdenbeath F.C. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Former England U19 joins Cowdenbeath". thecourier.co.uk. The Courier. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 

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