Peter Gilbert

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Peter Gilbert
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Gilbert playing for Sheffield Wednesday in 2008
Personal information
Full name Eric Peter Gilbert[1]
Date of birth (1983-07-31) 31 July 1983 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Goole
Youth career
000?–2002 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2003–2005 Plymouth Argyle 78 (1)
2005–2006 Leicester City 5 (0)
2005–2006 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 7 (0)
2006–2009 Sheffield Wednesday 34 (0)
2007 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 4 (0)
2009 Oldham Athletic 5 (0)
2009–2010 Northampton Town 30 (0)
2010–2012 Southend United 57 (3)
2012–2013 Lincoln City 14 (0)
2013 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 0 (0)
2014– Goole
National team
2004–2005 Wales U21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:33, 16 July 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Eric Peter Gilbert (born 31 July 1983), known as Peter Gilbert, is a Welsh footballer who plays as a left back for Goole. He has played in the Football League for Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City, Sheffield Wednesday, Doncaster Rovers, Oldham Athletic, Northampton Town and Southend United. He represented Wales at under-21 level.

Career[edit]

Gilbert began his career at Birmingham City as a trainee but failed to make a first team appearance. He did captain the academy side during his time with the Blues and made many appearances for the reserves. His progress was hampered by a host of injuries including a serious knee injury and after this realised that he should make a fresh start at another club. He joined Plymouth Argyle at the beginning of the 2003–04 season on loan, where his performances earned him a permanent move. Once he signed, Gilbert soon proved himself to be a reliable and steady player and was a mainstay of Argyle's Second Division championship-winning side, playing 40 league games and scoring one goal. This run of form lead him to be called up to the Welsh U21 squad and receiving his first cap.

He made 38 appearances for Argyle in The Championship during 2004–05. This led to interest from Leicester City manager Craig Levein who signed Gilbert for the start of the 2005–06 season, for a fee in the region of £200,000.[2]

However, Gilbert made just six appearances for Leicester before being loaned to fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in November 2005.[3] He joined Wednesday on a permanent basis in 2006 and, following three years at the club, his contract was terminated by mutual consent on 6 April 2009.[4]

After trials with Huddersfield Town,[5] Southend United[6] and Coventry City,[7] Gilbert joined Oldham Athletic on a short-term contract.[8] However, because the player wanted more stability than was afforded by the week-to-week deal with Oldham, he left before the 1 September transfer deadline to allow him the chance to find a permanent club.[9]

In September 2009, Gilbert had a trial with Conference National side Mansfield Town.[10] After a two-week trial spell in which he played the whole of a reserve game,[11][12] he signed for League Two club Northampton Town in November until the end of the 2009–10 season.[13]

On 8 July 2010 Gilbert signed a pre contract agreement with Southend United due to the club being under a transfer embargo, on 6 August 2010 Southend's embargo was lifted allowing Gilbert to be registered with the Roots Hall club. Gilbert has previously played under Southend boss Paul Sturrock at Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth Argyle

Gilbert picked up an ankle injury in a pre season game against Derby County which forced him to miss the start of the league season. He finally made his debut for the club on 24 August 2010 against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup. Gilbert made his league debut in Southend's 2–0 win against Bradford City on 27 August 2010. On 5 July 2012 Gilbert was released by Southend United.

Gilbert joined Conference National club Lincoln City on non-contract terms in October 2012.[14] He went on to sign a short-term contract which was later extended to the end of the season.[15] At the end of March, he joined Dagenham & Redbridge on loan until the end of the season.[16] In January 2014, he signed for Northern Premier League First Division South club Goole on a free transfer.[17]

Honours[edit]

Plymouth Argyle

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 February 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Birmingham City 2002–03[18] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plymouth Argyle 2003–04[19] Second Division 40 1 1 0 1 0 2[a] 1 44 2
2004–05[20] Championship 38 0 1 0 1 0 40 0
Total 78 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 84 2
Leicester City 2005–06[21] Championship 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2005–06[21] Championship 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2006–07[22] Championship 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2007–08[23] Championship 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
2008–09[24] Championship 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
Total 41 0 0 0 2 0 43 0
Doncaster Rovers (loan) 2006–07[22] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 5 0
Oldham Athletic 2009–10[25] League One 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Northampton Town 2009–10[25] League Two 30 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
Southend United 2010–11[26] League Two 26 0 1 0 1 0 3[a] 0 31 0
2011–12[27] League Two 31 3 4 0 0 0 5[b] 0 40 3
Total 57 3 5 0 1 0 8 0 71 3
Lincoln City 2012–13[28] Conference Premier 14 0 5 0 0 0 1[c] 0 20 0
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2012–13[28] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 234 4 13 0 6 0 12 1 265 5
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 3 appearances in Football League Trophy, 2 appearances in Football League Two play-offs
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Foxes sign Gilbert from Plymouth". BBC Sport. 26 July 2005. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Sturrock adds duo to Owls' ranks". BBC Sport. 24 November 2005. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Gilbert released from contract". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 6 April 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Thomson, Dougie (14 July 2009). "Huddersfield Town to continue focus on former Everton, Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley trialists". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Gilbert in Blues Trial". Southend United F.C. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  7. ^ Turner, Andy (5 August 2009). "Peter Gilbert hoping for contract with Coventry City FC". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Athletic Capture Gilbert". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  9. ^ Bailey, Richard (1 September 2009). "Penney allows Gilbert exit". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Langford shines in Notts friendly". Mansfield Town F.C. 15 September 2009. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Reserves Beaten at Sixfields". Northampton Town F.C. 27 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "Cobblers Could Make Changes For MK Trip". Northampton Town F.C. 10 November 2009. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Cobblers Bring in Gilbert". Northampton Town F.C. 13 November 2009. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Lincoln City sign defender Peter Gilbert". BBC Sport. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Peter Gilbert and David Preece extend Lincoln contracts". BBC Sport. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge sign Fortune, Miles, Gilbert and Sharif". BBC Sport. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Woodhouse Makes Three More Signings". Non League Pitchero. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  25. ^ a b "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Peter Gilbert in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 

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