Todd Kane

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Todd Kane
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Personal information
Full name Todd Arthur Lucien Kane[1]
Date of birth (1993-09-17) 17 September 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Huntingdon, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
(on loan from Chelsea)
Number 17
Youth career
2001–2011 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Chelsea 0 (0)
2012–2013 Preston North End (loan) 5 (0)
2013–2014 Blackburn Rovers (loan) 41 (2)
2014–2015 Bristol City (loan) 5 (0)
2015– Nottingham Forest (loan) 8 (1)
National team
2011–2012 England U19 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 April, 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Todd Arthur Lucien Kane (born 17 September 1993) is an English footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest on loan from Chelsea as a right back, but also has the ability to be deployed as a right midfielder and a left back.

Career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Kane joined Chelsea at under-8 level and progressed through the youth system at the club.[3] He signed his first professional contract with the club in July 2011.[4] He was a part of the side that won the 2011–12 FA Youth Cup, beating Blackburn Rovers in the final.[3] He was a back-up substitute for the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final in Munich against Bayern Munich.

Loan to Preston North End[edit]

In November 2012, he joined Football League One side Preston North End on loan until January 2013.[5] He made his professional debut on 24 November 2012, in a 2–0 defeat to Leyton Orient.[6] He made a total of five appearances in all competitions during his time at Deepdale.

Loans to Blackburn Rovers[edit]

On 9 January 2013, he signed for Blackburn Rovers on a one-month loan deal.[7][8] He made his debut for Rovers on 11 January in a 1–1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[9] On 15 March 2013, Blackburn re-signed Kane on another month-long loan deal.[10] Kane later extended his contract with Blackburn until the end of the 2012–13 season.[11] On 25 April 2013, Kane signed a new contract with Chelsea which keeps him at the club until 2016.[12]

On 25 June 2013, Kane rejoined Blackburn Rovers on loan for the entire 2013–14 Football League Championship season.[13] He scored his first professional goal against Barnsley on 24 August 2013 in a 5–2 win.[14] He scored his second goal for Blackburn in their 4-2 victory over Birmingham which turned out to be his last game for Blackburn.

Loan to Bristol City[edit]

On 14 November 2014, Bristol City signed Todd on a two-month loan until 18 January 2015.[15] On 15 November 2014, Todd made his debut for Bristol City as a substitute for Scott Wagstaff in the 75th minute against Swindon Town, the game ended in a 1-0 loss for Bristol City. On 7 December Todd made his first start for Bristol City against Telford United in the second round proper of the FA Cup, where Todd played the full 90 minutes; the game ended in a 1-0 win for Bristol City. In the dying minutes, Todd suffered a shoulder injury from Godfrey Poku.[16][17]

Loan to Nottingham Forest[edit]

After his loan spell at Bristol City expired, Kane was loaned to Championship club Nottingham Forest until the end of the 2014-15 season.[18] Kane made his debut for Nottingham Forest on 10 January 2015 against Sheffield Wednesday, which ended in a 2-0 lost for Nottingham Forest. [19] After his debut, Kane made three consecutive start under the management of Stuart Pearce including a 2-1 away win against Derby County. [20]

After the sacking of Stuart Pearce, and replaced by Dougie Freedman; Kane's role in the squad was reduced greatly, only making the bench twice and ended up as an unused substitute for both games.[21] It wasn't until 7 March 2015 that Kane returned to the starting line-up in the match against Middlesbrough; the match ended in a 2-1 win for Nottingham. [22] On 6 April 2015, Kane came off the bench replacing fellow goal-scorer, Tyler Walker, in the 75th-minute against Brentford. In just two minutes after coming off the bench, Kane scored from a cross Ben Osborn to the far post; though the two goal lead was not enough for a win as Nottingham drew 2-2.[23]

International career[edit]

Kane was first called up by England to represent the U19s at a friendly tournament in Limoges during October 2011. On 8 August 2013, he was called up to England U21 squad for the first time for a friendly match against Scotland.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 April 2015[25]
Club Division Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea Premier League 2011-12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Premier League 2012-13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Preston North End (loan) League One 2012–13 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Blackburn Rovers (loan) Championship 2012–13 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Championship 2013–14 27 2 0 0 1 0 28 2
Total 41 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 42 2
Bristol City (loan) League One 2014–15 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Nottingham Forest (loan) Championship 2014–15 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Career total 57 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 62 3

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Chelsea Reserve

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Todd Kane profile summary". nottinghamforest.co.uk. 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Chelsea Profile". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blues Sign Four To Pro Deals". The Chels. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Todd Kane: Chelsea loan defender to Preston North End". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Todd Makes League Debut". EMA. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rovers complete Kane capture". Blackburn Rovers FC. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "KANE STARTS LOAN SPELL AT BLACKBURN". Chelsea FC. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Wolves 1 : 1 Blackburn". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Blackburn have re-signed Chelsea defender Todd Kane on loan". Sky Sports. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Chelsea defender Todd Kane extends Blackburn loan until end of season". Sky Sports. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "NEW DEAL FOR DEFENDER KANE". chelseafc.com. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Chelsea Starlet Set To Sign". Rovers.co.uk. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "Blackburn 5 Barnsley 2". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Todd Kane joins Bristol City on two-month loan". Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Bristol City 1-0 Telford United". Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Kane injury not as bad as first feared". Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www.nottinghamforest.co.uk/news/article/forest-bring-in-chelsea-defender-2188440.aspx
  19. ^ http://int.soccerway.com/matches/2015/01/10/england/championship/nottingham-forest-fc/sheffield-wednesday-fc/1705247/
  20. ^ http://int.soccerway.com/players/todd-kane/245833/
  21. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/dougie-freedman-new-nottingham-forest-5087620
  22. ^ "Nottingham 2-1 Middlesbrough". Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Brentford 2-2 Nottingham Forest: Jota earns The Bees a late point after Tyler Walker fires visitors ahead". 6 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "Roy Hodgson names a 25-man squad for game with Scotland at Bramall Lane". thefa.com. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  25. ^ Todd Kane career statistics at Soccerbase

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