Will Hayhurst

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Will Hayhurst
Personal information
Full name William Hayhurst[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 20)[1]
Place of birth Longridge, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club York City
(on loan from Preston North End)
Number 26
Youth career
000?–2012 Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Preston North End 29 (4)
2014– York City (loan) 15 (1)
National team
Republic of Ireland U17
2013 Republic of Ireland U19 2 (0)
2013– Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:06, 18 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:06, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

William "Will" Hayhurst (born 24 February 1994) is a professional footballer who plays for York City as a winger, on loan from Preston North End.

Club career[edit]

Hayhurst was born in Longridge, Lancashire.[1] He started his career in the youth system at Preston North End and signed a two-year apprenticeship in the summer of 2010. On 28 April 2012, he made his professional debut in a 2–2 draw with Charlton Athletic, coming on as a late substitute for David Gray.[3] On 23 February 2013, he scored his first goal for the club, in a 1–1 draw against Swindon Town.[4] He scored his second goal for the club on 2 March, in a 1–1 draw away to Milton Keynes Dons.[5]

Hayhurst joined League Two team York City on a one-month loan on 27 January 2014 and made his debut the following day as a 55th minute substitute for Lanre Oyebanjo in a 2–0 home defeat to Chesterfield.[6][7] On 3 March 2014, Hayhurst extended is loan spell with the Minstermen until the end of the 2013–14 season.[8]

International career[edit]

Hayhurst was called up to the Republic of Ireland U19 for the games of the Elite Round of the UEFA U19 Championship qualifying campaign.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 April 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Preston North End 2011–12[10] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[11] League One 21 4 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 25 4
2013–14[7] League One 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Total 29 4 3 0 3 0 2 0 37 4
York City (loan) 2013–14[7] League Two 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
Career total 44 5 3 0 3 0 2 0 52 5
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brown, Tony; Joyce, Michael; Longbottom, David, eds. (2013). English National Football Archive Yearbook 2013. Tony Brown. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-905891-62-7. 
  2. ^ "William Hayhurst". ESPN FC. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hayhurst: It Is A Dream Come True". Preston North End F.C. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Swindon 1-1 Preston" BBC Sport. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  5. ^ "MK Dons 1-1 Preston" BBC Sport. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Will Hayhurst Joins On Loan". York City FC. 27 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Games played by William Hayhurst in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Will Hayhurst To Stay At City". York City FC. 3 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Will Called Up To ROI Squad". Preston North End F.C. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Games played by William Hayhurst in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Games played by William Hayhurst in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 

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