Peter Hartley (footballer)

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Peter Hartley
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Hartley playing for Hartlepool United in 2011
Personal information
Full name Peter Hartley
Date of birth (1988-04-03) 3 April 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Hartlepool, England
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Plymouth Argyle
Number 29
Youth career
2000–2006 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Sunderland 1 (0)
2008 Chesterfield (loan) 12 (0)
2009–2013 Hartlepool United 166 (10)
2013–2014 Stevenage 31 (2)
2014– Plymouth Argyle 41 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:26, 2 Ma7 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Hartley (born 3 April 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Plymouth Argyle.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hartley began his career at Sunderland in 2000, joining the club on a youth contract.[1] He progressed through the youth ranks at Sunderland, and signed his first professional contract in 2006, starting with a one-year.[2] Hartley later revealed that he was released at first, but then had his contract renewed.[3] Hartley made his debut for the Sunderland first-team on 1 January 2007, coming on as an 84th minute substitute in a 2–0 away win against Leicester City.[4][5] It proved to be Hartley's only first-team appearance for the club, although he featured regularly for Sunderland's second-string over the next two seasons.[1] At the 2006–07 season, Hartley was among youngsters to be retained ahead of a new season.[6] Mid-way through the 2007–08 season, in February 2008, Hartley was loaned out to League Two side Chesterfield on an initial one-month loan.[7] He made his debut for Chesterfield a day after signing, on 23 February, playing the whole match as the club secured a 1–0 victory over Brentford.[8] Hartley impressed during his month with the club, and the loan deal was extended for the remainder of the campaign, with the defender making twelve appearances before returning to his parent club in May 2008.[9][10] He left Sunderland at the end of the 2008–09 campaign,[1] rejecting the option to stay a further year.[11][12]

Hartlepool United[edit]

He signed for his hometown club Hartlepool United in May 2009.[13]

Hartley made his debut in the opening game of the season in a 1–1 draw against Milton Keynes Dons[14] Hartley scored his first goal of the season, in a 1–0 win over Tranmere Rovers on 24 October 2009.[15] Six weeks later, on 4 December 2009, Hartley scored his second goal of the season, in a 3–0 win over Millwal.[16] After the match, Hartley tells BBC Tees that he delighted to score in the match and glad to extend his goal tally.[17] In a 2–1 win over Oldham Athletic on 2 January 2010, Hartley was then sent-off in the 83rd minutes after he attempted to headbutt Sean Gregan in off the ball incident.[18] After serving a three match ban,[19] Hartley made his return for the club on 26 January 2010, in a 1–1 draw against Gillingham.[20] Hartley would make forty-one appearance in all competitions and scoring three times.

At the start of his Hartlepool United career, Hartley started playing for Pools at left-back under Chris Turner[21] before moving back to his natural role as a centre-half in the 2010/11 season[11] forming a solid partnership with Sam Collins. First-team coach Mick Wadsworth praised Hartley for his progress and stated that he was developing into a "top, top centre-half".[22] Hartley spent the start of the season on the bench for six matches out of ten and then scored his first goal of 2010–11 season, in a 2–0 win over Peterborough United on 9 October 2010.[23] His performance led attracted interests clubs from the Football League Championship.[24] Then, on 1 January 2011, Hartley scored again with a volley, in a 4–2 win over Oldham Athletic.[25] At the end of the season, Hartley remained talks with the club over a new contract and later confirmed of signing a new contract on 18 May 2011.[26][27] Hartley would make forty-four appearance in all competitions in his second season.

In 2011–12 season, Hartley continued to partnership with Collins for an impressive display in recent games to the start of the season.[28] Hartley scored his first goal of the 2011–12 season, on 19 August 2011, in a 2–2 draw against Stevenage.[29] In a 1–1 draw against Leyton Orient, Hartley was the victim of mistaken identity after he was booked by the referee, which in fact Evan Horwood committed the foul.[30] The club would win the appeal, which manager Wadsworth was relief over this.[31][32] He scored again, on 30 December 2011, in a 3–1 loss against Sheffield United[33] and another three weeks later, on 20 January 2012, in a 2–2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday.[34] On the last game of the season, Hartley scored his fourth goal of the season, in a 3–2 loss against Charlton Athletic.[35] Hartley would make forty-seven appearance in all competitions and scoring four times. Though he lost out for the club's supporters' Player of the Year award, Hartley would win Players' Player of the Year.[36]

At the start of the 2012–13 season, Hartley was named Hartlepool captain in October 2012 by boss Neale Cooper.[37] Hartley then scored his first goal of the season, in a 2–1 win over Notts County on 2 February 2013,[38] which he and James Poole were described as "Hartley-Poole double-act"[39] and two weeks later, on 16 February 2013, Hartley scored again, in a 2–1 win over Leyton Orient.[40] As a result of recent good display, Peter was nominated for the nPower League One Player of the Month Award for February 2013 with Hartley scoring twice and Pools only conceding four times in the month and picking up 14 points from a possible 18, this also saw Hartlepool boss John Hughes nominated for the Manager of the Month Award.[41] Both Hartley and Hughes were successful in winning their respective awards.[42] Under Hartley's leadership, Hartley was unable to help the club survive relegation, as they finished twenty-third place and made forty-six appearance in all competitions and scored two goals.

After this, Hartley said about the club's relegation, quoting: "Some people might want to say ‘it’s gone, forget about it’ – but we can use relegation as a motivation. I think you can look back to it and remember how we felt when we were relegated. It was horrible and something I don’t want to experience ever again. You can use that to make sure it doesn’t happen again. It can give you that fire in your belly. That’s what we have to do, not just bury it and never talk about it."[3] Ahead of the 2013–14 season, Hartley remained wearing number twenty-nine shirt until his departure to Stevenage.[43]

Stevenage[edit]

In August 2013, Hartley signed for League One side Stevenage for an "undisclosed five-figure sum".[44][45] On joining Stevenage and leaving his hometown club after four years, Hartley stated – "I'm really looking forward to it. It's a great challenge. I have played against Graham's teams in the past and they are always strong and tough to play against. Sometimes you have to think about what you want out of your career. I'm a hungry and ambitious person. This is a new challenge – it's a new set of lads, a new manager, a new town and new ambitions, it's what I need. I think I need this new start to improve again and I'm excited by it".[46]

Hartley made his Stevenage debut on 17 August, playing the whole match in a 1–0 home defeat to Leyton Orient.[47] After making eleven appearance for the club so far, Hartley scored his first goal for the club, where he "nodding home" for Stevenage to take a lead, in a 2–0 win over Crawley Town on 26 October 2013.[48] After picking his fifth yellow card against Gillingham, Hartley was banned for one match.[49] After returning from suspension,[50] Hartley made an appearance in the second round of FA Cup against Stourbridge before suffering a knocks that kept him out for weeks.[51] Then in the third round of the FA Cup, Hartley scored his second goal for the club when he headed in to make 2–0, in a 3–2 win over Doncaster Rovers on 4 January 2014.[52] He then scored his third goal for the club when he levelled from Luke Freeman's free kick.[53] Once again, Hartley was unable to help the club survive relegation after finishing twenty-fourth place, just like he do so at Hartlepool United. Hartley had his position rotated during the season, from defender to midfielder. At the end of the 2013–14 season, it announced that Hartley was among six players to be released.[54]

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

In June 2014, Hartley agreed to sign for League Two side Plymouth Argyle as of 1 July after his release from Stevenage.[55] On joining Plymouth Argyle, Hartley quoted on the move,"I spoke to the manager a couple of weeks ago now and I was taken in by his desire to want to go places with this club. When he said he wanted me to jump on board, I couldn't wait. I understand the manager loves his football and is very passionate, so it'll suit me right down to the ground."[56] Hartley was also given number 29 shirt, just like he wore at Hartlepool United and Stevenage.[57]

Hartley made his Plymouth Argyle debut on 17 August, playing the whole match in a 1–0 home away to Cambridge United, where he was in a central-defense partnership with Curtis Nelson.[58]

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