Oliver Lancashire

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Oliver Lancashire
Personal information
Full name Oliver James Lancashire[1]
Date of birth (1988-12-13) 13 December 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Basingstoke, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rochdale
Number 6
Youth career
000?–2006 Crystal Palace
2006–2007 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Southampton 13 (0)
2009 Grimsby Town (loan) 8 (0)
2009 Grimsby Town (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Grimsby Town (loan) 16 (1)
2010–2012 Walsall 49 (1)
2012–2013 Aldershot Town 12 (0)
2013– Rochdale 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:24, 7 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Oliver James "Olly" Lancashire (born 13 December 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a centre back for Football League Two side Rochdale.

He has previously played for Southampton, Grimsby Town and Walsall.

Early life[edit]

Lancashire was born in Basingstoke on 13 December 1988. He attended Hook Junior School and Robert May's School in Odiham.[citation needed] Lancashire began his career with Southampton, where he signed a two-year contract.[2] Lancashire was linked with move to the Premiership from Manchester City and Liverpool.[3]

Career[edit]

Southampton[edit]

Lancashire made his first-team debut against Queens Park Rangers on 14 September 2008, but was sent off after 29 minutes, for a rash tackle on Damien Delaney.[4] After a two match ban, Lancashire made his return and helped the club keep two clean sheets in a row, in wins against Doncaster Rovers and Norwich City.[5] But several weeks later, on 21 October 2008, Lancashire, once again, received a red card after a second bookable offence, in a 0-0 draw against Sheffield United.[6] While at Southampton, Lancashire never earned a first team regular; instead, he looked out of his depth for the most part.[5] Upon joining Walsall, Lancashire explained his discipline issue.[7]

On 15 May 2010, Lancashire was named in a list of 13 players to be released from Southampton before the start of the 2010–11 season.[8][9]

Grimsby Town[edit]

In October 2009, Lancashire signed on a one-month loan for Grimsby Town.[10] In his second game for Town against Accrington Stanley on 30 October 2009, Lancashire received his third career red card, in only 15 league matches, after he was adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area.[11] In his next appearance for Grimsby, he scored an own goal whilst playing against Leeds United in the Football League Trophy quarter final away at Elland Road on 10 November 2009.[12]

Lancashire returned for a second spell on loan at Grimsby on 23 December,[13] only to be recalled on 31 December due to an injury crisis at his parent club.[14]

On transfer deadline day 1 February 2010, Lancashire joined Grimsby for a third time, but this time for the rest of the season. However, towards the end of the season, Grimsby Town was relegated from the Football League for the first time in nearly 100 years.[15] Following Grimbsy Town relegation, he stated his difficult spell at Grimsby Town made him a better player.[7]

Walsall[edit]

On 14 July 2010, it was confirmed that he had joined Walsall.[16] After the move, Lancashire was described by Manager Chris Hutchings as "He has shown plenty of promise and we have had some good reports on him. He will add competition to the central defensive positions."[17]

Lancashire made his debut for the club, on the opening game of the season, coming on as a late substitute, in a 2-1 loss against Milton Keynes Dons. Later in the season, Lancashire would be often used in first team ins and out in his first season, having made twenty-nine appearance and during the season, Lancashire played two matches against his former club, on 1 March 2011 and on the last game of the season. Also, the club would survive from relegation. During the season, Lancashire is among many players received criticism from Manager Hutchings over poor display during the season.[18] He later described the relegation survival as "it’s definitely the biggest day of my [his] career".[19]

In 2011-12 season, Lancashire playing time became more restricted, having only made twenty appearance and for the second time running, the club survive from relegation. In mid-December, Lancashire suffered an hamstring injury, that will keep him until the New Year.[20] After a month out, Lancashire recovered from injury[21] He made his return a month later, on 15 February 2012, in a 2-1 loss against Oldham Athletic.[22] On 3 March 2012, Lancashire scored his first goal in injury time equaliser, as Walsall settle 1-1 draw against Leyton Orient.[23]

On 9 May 2012, it was announced that Lancashire had been released by Walsall.[24]

Aldershot Town[edit]

On 14 June 2012, Lancashire signed with League Two side Aldershot Town on a two-year deal, following his release from Walsall.[25] His only season with Aldershot was hampered by injury but he managed to make 15 appearances in total; 12 league appearances and 3 cup appearances.[citation needed] After one season with Aldershot Town, resulting the club's relegation, Lancashire was among thirteen players made redundant, in a wake of the club's administration.[26]

Rochdale[edit]

On 14 June 2013, he signed a one-year contract with Rochdale.[27] He was given number six shirt and made his debut in the opening game of the season, in a 3-0 win over Hartlepool United.[28][29] Lancashire quickly established himself as part of the team's first choice centre back pairing, along with on-loan Jack O'Connell. Due to the absence of first team captain Peter Cavanagh as a result of injury and suspension, Oliver was handed the captain's armband.[30]

Since his debut, he appeared in eighteen consecutive games until he was sent-off in a 4-0 loss against Scunthorpe United on 28 November 2013 and this would later resulted a one-match ban for Lancashire.[31] He would later be sent-off for the second time this season on 11 March 2014, in a 2-1 loss against League Two struggles Torquay United.[32] Having led Rochdale towards promotion to League One, Lancashire wrote to the club's supporters about the promotion.[33] Lancashire went on to lead the club, finishing third place. After the match, Lancashire spoke about the season and the promotion.[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/06/2010 and 30/06/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lancashire signs new Saints deal". BBC Sport. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Echo "Saints set to keep star youngster". 1 January 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "QPR 4–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 14 September 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Oliver Lancashire". The Saints Hub. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sheff Utd 0-0 Southampton". BBC Sport. 21 October 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "No red mist for Oliver Lancashire". Express and Star. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Released And Retained List". Southampton F.C. 15 May 2010. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Southampton reveal retain and released lists of players". Daily Echo. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Grimsby bring in Saints defender". BBC Sport. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2009. 
  11. ^ "Grimsby 2–2 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2009. 
  12. ^ "Leeds United 3 – 1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2009. 
  13. ^ Olly back for big County battle 24 December 2009
  14. ^ "Alan Pardew confirms Southampton double bid". BBC Sport. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Olly's Back!". Grimsby Town Official Website. 2 February 2010. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Saddlers make four new signings". BBC News. 14 July 2010. 
  17. ^ "Saddlers land quartet". Sky Sports. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Players to blame for Oliver Lancashire". Express and Star. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Walsall FC: Olly Lancashire close to getting new deal". Birmingham Mail. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Walsall defender Oliver Lancashire ruled out until the New Year". Express and Star. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Walsall FC failed to temps Jordan Cook back". Express and Star. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Oldham Athletic 2 Walsall 1 - analysis". Express and Star. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Leyton Orient 1-1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Walsall keeper Jimmy Walker awaits decision over future". BBC Sport. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "Jones leaves but Shots sign defender from Walsall". Get Hampshire. 14 June 2012. 
  26. ^ "Aldershot Town: Administrators make 13 players redundant". BBC Sport. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  27. ^ "Olly Lancashire: Rochdale sign ex-Aldershot defender". BBC Sport. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  28. ^ "Squad Numbers Revealed". Rochdale AFC. 8 July 2013. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  29. ^ "Report: Dale 3-0 Hartlepool". Rochdale Athletic Football Club Official Website. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  30. ^ "Olly jolly keen to stay in the race". The Football League. 15 November 2013. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  31. ^ "One Match Ban For Duo". Rochdale Athletic Football Club Official Website. 28 November 2013. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  32. ^ "Report: Torquay United 2-1 Dale". Rochdale Athletic Football Club Official Website. 11 March 2014. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  33. ^ "A Message From Olly". Rochdale Athletic Football Club Official Website. 3 March 2014. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  34. ^ "Lancashire: The Lads Have Been Unbelievable". Rochdale Athletic Football Club Official Website. 28 April 2014. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

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