Tom Aldred

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Tom Aldred
Tom Aldred 12-04-2014 1.jpg
Aldred playing for Accrington Stanley in 2014
Personal information
Full name Thomas Michael Aldred[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-11) 11 September 1990 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Bolton, England[2]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Accrington Stanley
Number 5
Youth career
Carlisle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Carlisle United 5 (0)
2009 Workington (loan) 13 (1)
2010–2011 Watford 0 (0)
2010–2011 Stockport County (loan) 7 (0)
2011 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (loan) 4 (0)
2011–2013 Colchester United 0 (0)
2011–2012 Torquay United (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Barrow (loan) 11 (0)
2013– Accrington Stanley 59 (2)
National team
2009 Scotland U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:43, 5 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Michael "Tom" Aldred (born 11 September 1990) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Accrington Stanley. He has also played for Carlisle United in the Football League and made loan appearances for Workington, Stockport County, Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Scotland and Barrow. He was also on the books at Watford and Colchester United but failed to make a first-team appearance for either club. He has represented Scotland at under-19 level.[3]

Career[edit]

Carlisle United[edit]

Born in Bolton, Aldred began his senior career with Carlisle United.[4] He was captain of the Carlisle youth team and signed his first professional deal with the club in December 2008.[5]

Aldred won the 2008–09 season League One Apprentice of the Year Award,[6] before winning Carlisle's youth team Player of the Year award.[7]

In August 2009, Aldred joined Workington on an initial month-long loan[8] and earned rave reviews from the Conference North side's manager, Darren Edmondson, during a stay that was extended to the maximum three months following some excellent displays in the Cumbrian side's defence.[9] He went on to make his first team debut for Carlisle as a late substitute in a 1–0 home win over Wycombe Wanderers on 12 December 2009.[10]

In May 2010, following a promising campaign, Aldred was offered a one-year contract extension with Carlisle.[11] However, Aldred rejected the offer and left the club, having made five first-team appearances for Carlisle.[12]

Watford[edit]

Aldred joined Watford on a two-year deal on 1 July 2010, with a compensation offer made to Carlisle.[13] He felt that the move south would benefit his career.[14]

Still yet to make an appearance for Watford, Aldred joined Stockport County on loan in November 2010 until January 2011.[15] He made seven appearances for County.[16]

On 21 June 2011, Aldred joined Scottish Premier League club Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a six-month loan deal.[17] He made his debut in a 3–0 away defeat to Motherwell on 23 July,[18] and made four appearances in total, his last a 2–0 defeat to Rangers where he conceded a penalty[19] as his loan was cut short only one month into the spell.[4]

On his return to Watford, Aldred was released from the club having not made a first team appearance on 31 August 2011.[20]

Colchester United[edit]

Colchester United manager John Ward signed Aldred on a two-year deal following his Watford release on 1 September 2011.[21] Two months later, he was loaned to Torquay United from 24 November to 2 January as injury cover, although he failed to make an appearance for the Gulls.[22]

Having failed to break into the Colchester first-team setup, Aldred joined Barrow on loan on 27 August 2012. He made his debut in a 2–0 defeat to Macclesfield Town.[23] His loan was extended to the full 93 days allowed after he impressed during his initial month.[24] Aldred completed his loan having made 12 appearances for Barrow.[2]

After Colchester appointed Joe Dunne as manager, Aldred found himself further down the pecking order, and on 25 January 2013 the club announced that Aldred had been released from his contract.[25]

Accrington Stanley[edit]

Aldred playing for Accrington Stanley in 2014

Following his release from Colchester, Aldred signed a contract until the end of the 2012–13 season with Accrington Stanley on 31 January 2013.[26] He signed a new two-year contract with the club on 18 June having started the final 12 games of the 2012–13 season.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 November 2013.
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Carlisle United 2008–09[28] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[10] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 6 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Workington (loan) 2009–10[9] Conference North 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Watford 2010–11[16] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[29] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stockport County (loan) 2010–11[16] League Two 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Inverness CT (loan) 2011–12[29] Scottish Premier League 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Colchester United 2011–12[29] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[2] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torquay United (loan) 2011–12[29] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barrow (loan) 2012–13[30] Conference Premier 11 0 1 0 0 0 1[b] 0 13 0
Accrington Stanley 2012–13[2] League Two 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2013–14[31] League Two 16 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 20 0
Total 29 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 33 0
Career total 69 1 3 0 2 0 3 0 77 3
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. p. 51. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Games played by Tom Aldred in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Scotland boss eyes Carlisle United teenager Tom Aldred". News & Star (Carlisle). 8 May 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Watford's Tom Aldred cuts short Inverness CT loan". BBC Sport. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Carlisle youth duo earn pro deals". BBC Sport. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ebanks-Blake scoops League honour". BBC Sport. 29 March 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Taylor earns top Carlisle awards". BBC Sport. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Workington sign Carlisle defender". BBC Sport. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Carlisle defender Tom Aldred tipped by Workington boss". BBC Sport. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Aldred in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Carlisle manager Greg Abbott offers trio contracts". BBC Sport. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Carlisle United lose Richard Keogh and Tom Aldred". BBC Sport. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Watford sign goalkeeper Gilmartin and defender Aldred". BBC Sport. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Rene Gilmartin set for Watford goalkeeper battle". BBC Sport. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  15. ^ Smith, Frank (12 November 2010). "Watford duo Rob Kiernan and Tom Aldred join Bradford City and Stockport County". Watford Observer. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c "Games played by Tom Aldred in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Watford defender Tom Aldred joins Inverness CT on loan". BBC Sport. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Motherwell 3–0 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  19. ^ Moffat, Colin (17 November 2013). "Inverness CT 0–2 Rangers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "Watford net Nottingham Forest striker Joe Garner". BBC Sport. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "Tom Aldred completes Colchester United move". BBC Sport. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  22. ^ "Torquay United loan in Colchester defender Tom Aldred". BBC Sport. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  23. ^ Hudson, Matt (27 August 2012). "Aldred Heads North". Colchester United FC. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  24. ^ "Barrow Land Aldred For Full 93 Days". Barrow A.F.C. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  25. ^ Gregory, David (25 January 2013). "Aldred departs U's". Colchester United FC. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  26. ^ "Rachubka, Hunt, Aldred & Hughes join Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  27. ^ "Tom Aldred: Accrington Stanley defender agrees new contract". BBC Sport. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Tom Aldred in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  29. ^ a b c d "Games played by Tom Aldred in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  30. ^ "T. Aldred". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Tom Aldred in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 

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