Scott Davies (footballer, born 1988)

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Scott Davies
Personal information
Full name Scott Myles Edward Davies[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Aylesbury, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Oxford United
Number 18
Youth career
000?–2001 Watford
2001–2002 Wycombe Wanderers
2002–2006 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Reading 4 (0)
2006 Yeading (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2008 Aldershot Town (loan) 28 (9)
2008–2009 Aldershot Town (loan) 41 (13)
2009–2010 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 15 (3)
2010 Yeovil Town (loan) 4 (0)
2010 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 8 (1)
2011 Bristol Rovers (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 Crawley Town 20 (2)
2011–2012 Aldershot Town (loan) 8 (1)
2013– Oxford United 20 (1)
National team
Republic of Ireland U19
2009–2010 Republic of Ireland U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:04, 9 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott Myles Edward Davies (born 10 March 1988) is a footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for Oxford United.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and attending Aylesbury Grammar School, Davies started his career with Watford's youth system after being spotted whilst playing for Aylesbury senior team.

In 2001, he moved to Wycombe Wanderers before moving to Reading in 2002. In September 2006, Davies joined Conference South side Yeading on loan,[2] scoring the winning goal away at Ramsgate which saw Yeading go on to face Nottingham Forest.

Aldershot Town (loan)[edit]

Davies joined Aldershot Town on loan in summer 2007. He was given the number 16 shirt. He made his professional debut in the 2–1 win over Kidderminster Harries on 11 August 2007, he also scored his first goal in the game. He then scored both goals in a 2–1 win over Histon.

At the end of 2007–08 season, Aldershot were promoted. He also won the Conference National goal of the season, with his injury time goal against Torquay United.[3] Davies joined Aldershot for the second time on 23 July 2009.

He made his first Football League appearance in a 3–2 win over Bradford City on 30 August 2009,[4] he also scored his first goal of the season.

Reading[edit]

He made his debut for Reading against Nottingham Forest on 8 August 2009. He made four more appearances before leaving on loan.

Wycombe Wanderers (loan)[edit]

On 16 October 2009, Davies signed a one month loan deal with Wycombe Wanderers,[5] making his debut in the 1–1 home draw with Colchester United on 17 October.[6] In his third appearance, he scored two goals in their 3–2 home defeat against Walsall.[7] On 4 January 2010 his loan was extended until 16 January.[8] On 16 March he joined Yeovil Town on a one month loan deal,[9] playing four games for the club before returning to Reading.

On 9 September 2010 Davies returned to Wycombe on a three-month loan deal.[10]

Crawley Town[edit]

Davies was released by Reading at the end of the 2010–11 season and on 31 May 2011, he signed for League Two side Crawley Town on a free transfer.[11] He made his debut against Macclesfield Town in a 2–0 win but after failing to get regular first team football he joined Aldershot Town on loan on 27 October 2011.[12][13] He scored his first and only goal for Aldershot in a 2-1 loss to Gillingham on 19 November 2011.[14] After playing just one game during the 2012–13 season Davies had his contract at Crawley terminated by mututal consent on 31 December 2012.[15]

Oxford United[edit]

Davies was signed on non-contract terms by Oxford United on 1 March 2013. Manager Chris Wilder said of him "He's a player we think is definitely worth a look at. He has a very good pedigree and is someone we have kept an eye on for a while now so we are delighted that he has signed for us."[16] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–2 defeat at former club Aldershot Town on 1 April 2013.[17] On 17 May, Davies confirmed via his Twitter account that he had agreed a new one-year deal with the club, keeping him at Oxford until the end of the 2013–14 season.[18]

International career[edit]

Davies was called up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad to face Germany on 10 February 2009.[19] However, he was an unused substitute in the 1–1 draw.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 December 2013.[21]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2007–08 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Yeading (loan) 2006–07 Conference South 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
Aldershot Town (loan) 2007–08 Conference Premier 28 9 1 0 3[a] 0 32 9
2008–09 League Two 41 13 3 0 0 0 1[b] 1 45 14
Total 69 22 4 0 0 0 4 1 77 23
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2009–10 League One 15 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 17 4
2010–11 League Two 8 1 1 0 0 0 1[b] 1 10 2
Total 23 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 27 6
Yeovil Town (loan) 2009–10 League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2010–11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Crawley Town 2011–12 League Two 20 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 2
2012–13 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 1 0
Total 20 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 22 2
Aldershot Town (loan) 2011–12 League Two 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Oxford United 2012–13 League Two 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
2013–14 12 0 2 0 0 0 1[b] 0 15 0
Total 24 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 27 1
Career total 160 30 13 2 2 0 7 2 182 34
  1. ^ Two appearances in the Conference League Cup, one appearances in the FA Trophy
  2. ^ a b c d Appearance in the Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Aldershot Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 108. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Royals Midfielder joins Ding on loan". Yeading F.C. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Player Profile: Scott Davies (on loan from Reading)". TheShots.co.uk. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Aldershot 3–2 Bradford". BBC Sport. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Wycombe snap up Davies". Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  6. ^ Wycombe 1 – 1 Colchester
  7. ^ "Wycombe 2–3 Walsall". BBC Sport. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Wycombe extend Davies loan". Sky Sports. 4 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Yeovil Town sign Reading midfielder Scott Davies". BBC Sport. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Reading's Scott Davies makes Wycombe loan return". BBC Sport. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Crawley win Davies chase". Sky Sports. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Scott Davies". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Crawley's Scott Davies rejoins Aldershot Town on loan". BBC. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Aldershot 1-2 Gillingham". BBC. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Scott Davies departs". Crawley Town FC. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Midfielder in for the U's". Oxford United FC. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Aldershot 3 Oxford Utd 2". BBC Sport. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "Delighted to have signed a one year contract today with OUFC". Twitter. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Davies receives Ireland U21 call". TeamTalk.com. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  20. ^ "Michael Spillane equaliser claims U21s a deserved draw against Germany". FAI.ie. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  21. ^ "Scott Davies". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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