Scott Wootton

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Scott Wootton
Personal information
Full name Scott James Wootton[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-12) 12 September 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Birkenhead, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Rotherham United
Number 30
Youth career
2004–2007 Liverpool
2007–2010 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Manchester United 4 (0)
2010–2011 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 7 (1)
2011–2012 Peterborough United (loan) 11 (0)
2012 Nottingham Forest (loan) 13 (0)
2013 Peterborough United (loan) 2 (1)
2013– Leeds United 22 (0)
2014- Rotherham United (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2007 England U17 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott James Wootton (born 12 September 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Rotherham United on loan from Leeds United.

Although he primarily plays as a centre-back, he can play anywhere across the back line. Born in Birkenhead, Borough of Wirral, Wootton began his career with Tranmere Rovers before joining Liverpool at the age of 13. In 2007, he joined Manchester United, making his way through the youth system there before finally making it to the first-team in 2010; however, he was unable to get regular first-team football there and went out on loan to Tranmere, Peterborough United (twice) and Nottingham Forest before signing for Leeds in 2013. He is also a former England U17 international.[3]

Career[edit]

Having started his career in Tranmere Rovers Centre of Excellence, at the age of 13 he moved to Liverpool. He played for the Liverpool Under-18 side at the age of 14, but joined Manchester United at the age of 16 after refusing a youth contract at Liverpool, when Manchester United offered him a contract in 2007. After captaining the United Academy team in 2009–10, he was promoted to the reserves side for the 2010–11 season, where he became a regular player in the early part of the season.

On 30 September 2010 he joined Tranmere Rovers on a month's loan.[4]

He made his debut on 2 October 2010, scoring a late equalising goal in the 1–1 draw with Brighton.[5] He went on to make 5 appearances for the club while on his loan spell. He re-joined the club on 25 November on a second loan spell.[6] His first confirmed league goal came on his second debut for Rovers on 11 December against Leyton Orient.[7]

Wootton made his Manchester United debut in Gary Neville's testimonial game in May 2011. He came on to replace Neville in the 85th minute of the match.[8] On 1 July 2011, Wootton joined teammate Ryan Tunnicliffe at Peterborough United, with a loan contract confirmed later in the month.[9]

Wootton made his Peterborough United debut on 20 August 2011 in a 7–1 win over Ipswich Town.[10] On 23 January 2012, he returned to Manchester United after having his loan spell terminated.[11]

Wootton completed a loan switch to Championship side Nottingham Forest on the 31 January 2012 deadline day, where he remained on loan until the end of the season.[12]

He made his first team debut for Manchester United on 26 September 2012, in a 2–1 win against Newcastle United in the League Cup at Old Trafford.[13] On 2 October he made his UEFA Champions League debut, coming on as a second-half substitute for Jonny Evans in a 2–1 win against CFR Cluj.[14] On 31 October 2012, Wootton started for Manchester United in a 5–4 loss against Chelsea, with Wootton conceding a penalty in injury time which was converted by Chelsea winger Eden Hazard to send the tie into extra time.[15]

On 9 January 2013, Wootton joined Peterborough United on loan until the end of the season alongside his Manchester United teammate Davide Petrucci.[16] Wootton scored on his debut on 12 January, in a 2–1 defeat to Nottingham Forest.[17] However, his loan spell was cut short when he picked up a hamstring injury that ruled him out for a number of weeks, forcing a return to his parent club.[18]

Leeds United[edit]

2013/14[edit]

On 20 August 2013, Wootton joined Championship side Leeds United on a three-year contract.[19][20] Wootton cost Leeds £1 Million pounds.[21] Wootton was allocated the number 22 shirt for the 2013–14 season. Upon signing for Leeds Wootton revealed that it 'wasn't a difficult decision to join a club the size of Leeds'.[22] On 27 August 2013, Wootton made his Leeds United debut in the League Cup, scoring in 3-1 victory over Doncaster Rovers.[23][24] Wootton made his league debut against Queens Park Rangers on 31 August, replacing Tom Lees.

2014/15[edit]

Despite the summer sale of Tom Lees, Wootton found himself dropping down the pecking order after the summer signings of Giuseppe Bellusci, Liam Cooper and Dario Del Fabro, Wootton found himself as 5th choice centre back (also behind Captain Jason Pearce), on 27 November 2014 Wootton joined Rotherham United on loan until 10 January 2015.[25]

International career[edit]

Wootton appeared three times for the England U17 team in the 2007 Nordic Championships.[26][27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 August 2014.[28]
Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Continental Other[nb 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010-11 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 1
2011-12 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peterborough United (loan) 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Nottingham Forest (loan) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2012-13 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Peterborough United (loan) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total (Loans) 32 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 37 2
Total (Manchester United) 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
2013-14 Leeds United 20 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 23 1
2014-15 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Rotherham United (loan) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total (Leeds United) 21 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 25 1
Career total 53 2 2 0 7 1 2 0 2 0 66 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield, Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists" (PDF). PremierLeague.com. Premier League. 2 February 2012. p. 25. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 495. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ Wobschall, Leon (20 August 2013). "Leeds United sign Manchester United defender Wootton". YEP (Yorkshire Evening Post). Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rovers Recruit Manchester United Defender". Tranmere Rovers F.C. Tranmere Rovers. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Tranmere 1–1 Brighton". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Wootton Returns To Rovers On Loan". Tranmere Rovers F.C. Tranmere Rovers. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Tranmere 1–2 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  8. ^ Bostock, Adam (24 May 2011). "United 1 Juventus 2". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Peterborough sign Man Utd's Ryan Tunnicliffe on loan". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 1 July 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Peterborough 7–1 Ipswich". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Scott Wootton calls time on Peterborough United loan". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 23 January 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Cotterill On New Boys". NottinghamForest.co.uk (Nottingham Forest). 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Man Utd 2–1 Newcastle" BBC Sport. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  14. ^ "CFR Cluj 1–2 Manchester United" BBC Sport. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  15. ^ Winter, Henry (1 November 2012). "Chelsea 5 Manchester United 4; aet: match report". The Telegraph (The Telegraph). Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  16. ^ Thompson, Gemma (9 January 2013). "Duo agree Posh loans". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Nott'm Forest 2–1 Peterborough" BBC Sport. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Scott Wootton returns to Manchester United from Peterborough due to injury". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 5 February 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  19. ^ Marshall, Adam (20 August 2013). "Wootton signs for Leeds". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  20. ^ Dews, Paul (20 August 2013). "Club wins race for Wootton". LeedsUnited.com (Leeds United Football Club). Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  21. ^ Anderson, David (24 August 2013). "Scott Wootton hoping Leeds fans won't hold Manchester United past against him as he prepares for debut". The Mirror. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  22. ^ Dews, Paul (22 August 2013). "SCOTT CAN'T WAIT TO GET STARTED". LeedsUnited.com (Leeds United Football Club). Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  23. ^ BBC Sport: Doncaster 1-3 Leeds
  24. ^ Dews, Paul (28 August 2013). "THREE AND EASY CUP SUCCESS". LeedsUnited.com (Leeds United Football Club). Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  25. ^ "AJOSE MAKES LOAN MOVE". Leeds United A.F.C. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  26. ^ "Sheldon's fine finish". thefa.com. The Football Association. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  27. ^ "U17s miss out on final". thefa.com. The Football Association. 2 August 2007. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  28. ^ Scott Wootton career stats at Soccerbase

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