Trevor Carson

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Trevor Carson
Personal information
Full name Trevor Carson[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-05) 5 March 1988 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cheltenham Town
Number 1
Youth career
000?–2006 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Sunderland 0 (0)
2008–2009 Chesterfield (loan) 18 (0)
2011 Lincoln City (loan) 16 (0)
2011 Brentford (loan) 1 (0)
2011 Bury (loan) 8 (0)
2012 Hull City (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Bury (loan) 9 (0)
2012–2014 Bury 39 (0)
2013–2014 Portsmouth (loan) 36 (0)
2014– Cheltenham Town 3 (0)
National team
Northern Ireland U17 8 (0)
Northern Ireland U18 2 (0)
Northern Ireland U19 9 (0)
Northern Ireland U20 2 (0)
2006–2009 Northern Ireland U21[3] 15 (0)
2009 Northern Ireland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:28, 20 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Trevor Carson (born 5 March 1988) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays for Cheltenham Town as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Sunderland and loans[edit]

Carson signed professional terms during the 2004–05 season, where he was backup to Ben Alnwick for the final three games of the season. He was allocated the number 24 shirt for the 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons. On 14 August 2008, Carson joined Chesterfield on a season long loan deal.[4] He made his professional début on a 1–0 victory against Grimsby Town keeping a clean sheet. He was recalled early in the January after a shortage of keepers due to injuries at Sunderland. He made his debut for Sunderland on 16 July, against Darlington in the 4–0 win for Sunderland. In 2009 with Craig Gordon out through injury, Steve Bruce urged Carson to push Márton Fülöp for the No.1 spot in the squad. He signed a new contract with Sunderland on 22 October 2009 which will keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2012.[5] He was loaned out to Lincoln City on 20 January 2011 until the end of the season.[6] He made his debut on 22 January against Stockport County in a 4–3 win.[7] The following season he was loaned out again in January 2012, where he went out on loaned for a month to Hull City.[8] After showing promise at Sunderland it still wasn't enough to stay at the Premier League side, and subsequently he was released on 19 May 2012.[9] After a short spell at the KC Stadium he was loaned out to Bury, where he made 9 appearances in Greater Manchester.

Bury[edit]

On 22 May 2012 it was announced that Bury had completed his signing on a two-year contract after impressing in his short loan spell. In his first season at Gigg Lane he made 39 league appearances, but Bury were relegated to the Fourth Tier (League 2).[10]

He was released by Bury on 1 May 2014.

Portsmouth[edit]

On 3 October 2013 Carson joined Portsmouth in a three-month loan deal. Carson was given the number 40 shirt and made his debut in a league match against Rochdale, he kept a clean sheet in a 3-0 victory. He established himself as number one ahead of John Sullivan and Phil Smith. He set himself up to be signed up permanently in January 2014, when Carson outlined that he was keen to stay at the South Coast Club.[11]

Cheltenham Town[edit]

On 30 June 2014 Carson joined Cheltenham Town on a free transfer after his release from Bury.[12]

International career[edit]

He played two games in two days when appearing in Northern Ireland U21s in Wuppertal, Germany on 5 September 2008, with his side losing 3–0, before making a dash back to Chesterfield to play in a 1–0 win over Rotherham United. He also represented Northern Ireland B in a 3–0 defeat against Scotland B in May 2009. In January 2013 he was called up to the full Northern Ireland squad for their game with Malta but was forced to withdraw with a broken finger.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 2008–09 Premier League 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Premier League 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Premier League 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Premier League 0 0 2 0
Subtotal 0 0 0 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2008–09 League Two 18 0 2 0 20 0
Lincoln City (loan) 2010–11 League Two 16 0 16 0
Brentford (loan) 2010–11 League Two 1 0 1 0
Bury (loan) 2011–12 League One 17 0 17 0
Bury 2012–13 League One 39 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 39 0
2013–14 League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Subtotal 61 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 67 0
Portsmouth (loan) 2013–14 League Two 36 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 39 0
Career total 132 0 6 0 1 0 4 0 143 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 973. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  4. ^ "Carson joins Chesterfield on loan". BBC Sport. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Carson signs new Sunderland deal". BBC Sport. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lincoln City sign Sunderland keeper Trevor Carson". BBC Sport. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Stockport 3–4 Lincoln City". BBC Sport. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Hull City sign Sunderland keeper Trevor Carson on loan". BBC Sport. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Craig Gordon released by Sunderland as nine players leave". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 19 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Bury sign Sunderland goalkeeper Trevor Carson on two-year deal". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Carson Arrives on Loan". Portsmouth F.C. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 1213. 
  12. ^ "Trevor Carson: Cheltenham Town sign former Bury goalkeeper". BBC Sport (BBC). 30 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Scotland B 3 – 0 N Ireland B : Debutant Boyd shines as Scotland B outing proves worthwhile for Burley, The Scotsman, 7 May 2009,

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