Ryan Shotton

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Ryan Shotton
Ryan Shotton (cropped).jpg
Shotton playing for Stoke City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Ryan Colin Shotton[1]
Date of birth (1988-10-30) 30 October 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back /Right back / Right midfield
Club information
Current team
Derby County
(on loan from Stoke City)
Number 32
Youth career
2005–2007 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Stoke City 48 (1)
2007–2008 Altrincham (loan) 34 (5)
2008–2009 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 33 (5)
2009–2010 Barnsley (loan) 31 (0)
2013 Wigan Athletic (loan) 9 (1)
2014– Derby County (loan) 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:29, 8 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ryan Colin Shotton (born 30 October 1988) is an English footballer who plays for Derby County on loan from Stoke City.

Shotton progressed through the Stoke City Academy and signed a professional contract in 2007. He went on loan to Altrincham, Tranmere Rovers and Barnsley respectively to gain first team experience. He broke into the Stoke squad towards the end of the 2010–11 season. He played in the UEFA Europa League in 2011–12 scoring twice against Hajduk Split and Maccabi Tel Aviv. In September 2013 Shotton joined Wigan Athletic on loan.

Career[edit]

Stoke City[edit]

Born in Fenton, Staffordshire, Shotton joined his local league side Stoke City where he progressed through the youth ranks and was handed a professional contract in 2007. He then spent most of the 2007–08 season on loan at Conference National side Altrincham, starting as centre back, before slotting into right back and he also played some matches as a forward scoring five goals.[3] Shotton won player of the year whilst on loan at "Alty". He made his debut for Stoke on 26 August 2008 in a 3–2 victory over Cheltenham Town in the League Cup, coming on as a substitute in the 89th minute.[4]

He then joined Tranmere Rovers on a one-month loan on 29 August 2008.[5] He made his Tranmere debut at home to Accrington Stanley in a 1–0 win in Football League Trophy, on 2 September 2008.[6] He scored his first goal for Tranmere away at Huddersfield Town, heading in the winner to clinch a 2–1 victory for Tranmere.[7] His loan at Rovers was extended until the end of the 2008–09 season.[8][9][10] On 23 September 2009 Shotton joined Championship side Barnsley on loan for three months along with fellow team-mate Carl Dickinson.[11] Both spent the entire season at Oakwell and Shotton made 30 appearances for "the Tykes".[12]

Shotton signed a two-year contract extension in September 2010 keeping him at the Britannia Stadium until 2013.[13] He made his first appearance on the Stoke bench for a league game against Wigan Athletic in December 2010.[14] He made his home debut for Stoke in an FA Cup match against Cardiff City on 8 January 2011 where he played the full 90 minutes.[15] After making his Britannia Stadium debut Shotton described it as one of his proudest moments of his life.[16]

"It was absolutely unbelievable really when the gaffer told me I was in the team, and it was such a proud moment for me. The gaffer pulled me aside on Tuesday and told me to prepare myself because I was in his mind for the game. Then on the morning of the game, he named his team and I was in there and it was such a surreal moment when I heard him tell me the news. I would be lying if I said there weren't any nerves because there were, so just to get out there and put in a decent performance was fantastic for me"

—Shotton on making his home debut for Stoke.[17]

He made his league debut for Stoke in a 0–0 draw with Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on 30 April 2011.[18][19] Shotton scored his first goal for Stoke in a 1–0 win over Hajduk Split in the UEFA Europa League where he was playing as a makeshift centre forward.[20] He scored his first league goal for Stoke in the 89th minute in a 1–0 win against West Bromwich Albion.[21] He scored his second European goal against Maccabi Tel Aviv on 20 October 2011.[22] Shotton signed a new four-year contract with Stoke in November 2011.[23] He made his full league debut for Stoke on 3 December 2011, in an away win over Everton where he played at right midfield in place of Jermaine Pennant.[24] After breaking into the first team Shotton stated that the first half of the season couldn't have gone better for him.[25]

However he had an indifferent run of form after Christmas until the end of the season and he began the 2012–13 out of the first team frame. But following injuries to Marc Wilson and Andy Wilkinson, Shotton had the opportunity to return to the starting line up.[26] He was warned by manager Tony Pulis that he needs to 'get his head together' to remain in the side.[27] He played 26 times for Stoke in 2012–13 as the Potters finished in 13th position.[28] Shotton often came in for criticism from supporters for some poor performances during the season.[29] At the start of the 2013–14 season Shotton failed to make force his way into new manager Mark Hughes' plans and was offered out on loan to other clubs.[30]

On 2 September 2013, Shotton joined Wigan Athletic on loan until 2 January 2014.[31] He made 14 appearances for the Latics scoring once which came in a 2–0 victory against Ipswich Town on 22 September 2013.[32]

Derby County[edit]

On 25 August 2014 Shotton joined Derby County on loan with a view to a permanent deal.[33]

Style of play[edit]

Shotton plays as a right back and due to his 6 ft 3in frame he can also be used as a makeshift centre forward. He also has the ability to perform a long throw-in similar to that of Rory Delap.[34] Tony Pulis also played Shotton at right-wing on a number of occasions.[35]

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Liam, is also a footballer.[36][37] Shotton was charged with assault at a nightclub in Hanley in July 2012.[38] He was found not guilty in December 2012.[39]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 November 2014[40]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2007–08[41] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[42] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2009–10[43] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010–11[44] Premier League 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
2011–12[45] Premier League 23 1 3 0 2 0 10 2 38 3
2012–13[28] Premier League 23 0 2 0 1 0 26 0
2013–14[46] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 48 1 7 0 5 0 10 2 0 0 70 3
Altrincham (loan) 2007–08[41] Conference Premier 34 5 1 0 1 0 36 5
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2008–09[42] League One 33 5 3 0 0 0 3 1 39 6
Barnsley (loan) 2009–10[43] Championship 30 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2013–14[46] Championship 9 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 14 1
Derby County (loan) 2014–15 Championship 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Career total 160 13 11 0 8 0 14 2 4 1 197 17
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy and FA Trophy.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Stoke City

Individual[edit]

  • Stoke City Young Player of the Year: 2012

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Shotton joins Alty on loan deal". BBC Sport. 17 September 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cheltenham 2–3 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Shotton joins Tranmere on loan". BBC Sport. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2008. 
  6. ^ "Tranmere 1–0 Accrington". BBC Sport. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2008. 
  7. ^ "Huddersfield 1–2 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Tranmere extend Shotton loan stay". BBC Sport. 30 September 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Shotton signs for another month". BBC Sport. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Shotton rejoins Rovers for season". BBC Sport. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "Barnsley snap up three defenders". BBC Sport. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Barnsley consider fresh Ryan Shotton loan deal". BBC Sport. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "Shotton Signs New Contract". stokecityfc.com. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  14. ^ "Wigan 2 – 2 Stoke". BBC Sport. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Stoke 1 – 1 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
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  17. ^ "Ryan Shotton shines on home debut". The Sentinel. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Blackpool 0 – 0 Stoke". BBC Sport. 30 April 2011. 
  19. ^ "Stoke's Ryan Shotton happy to make Premier League debut". BBC Sport. 30 April 2011. 
  20. ^ "Stoke 1 – 0 Hajduk Split". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "West Brom 0 – 1 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Stoke 3 – 0 Macc Tel-Aviv". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  23. ^ "Shotton signs on new 4-year deal with Potters". The Sentinel. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
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  27. ^ "Shotton must focus to stay on course for success, says Pulis". The Sentinel. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
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  29. ^ "Tony Pulis saddened by criticism of local lad Ryan Shotton". The Sentinel. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  30. ^ "Wigan eye-up permanent Ryan Shotton signing in January". The Sentinel. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  31. ^ "Wigan: Stoke defender Ryan Shotton joins on loan deal". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  32. ^ "Wigan 2-0 Ipswich". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  33. ^ "Shotton Signs For Derby". Stoke City F.C. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  34. ^ Edwards, John (19 October 2011). "Shotton is heir to my throw-in says Delap". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  35. ^ "Shotton's a wide boy, not a defender, says boss Pulis". The Sentinel. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  36. ^ "Shotton makes Grove return". Pitchero. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  37. ^ "Striker Shotton signs up for Rangers revolution". The Sentinel. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  38. ^ "Stoke City star Ryan Shotton accused of Hanley attack". The Sentinel. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  39. ^ "Stoke City star Ryan Shotton cleared of Hanley assault". The Sentinel. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
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  42. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Shotton in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  43. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Shotton in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  44. ^ "Games played by Ryan Shotton in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  45. ^ "Games played by Ryan Shotton in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  46. ^ a b "Games played by Ryan Shotton in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 

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