Adam Buxton (footballer)

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Adam Buxton
Adam Buxton 12-04-2014 1.jpg
Buxton playing for Accrington Stanley in 2014
Personal information
Full name Adam Mark Buxton[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-12) 12 May 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Tranmere Rovers
Youth career
0000–2010 Wigan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
2014 Burton Albion (loan) 0 (0)
2014 Accrington Stanley (loan) 11 (0)
2014–2016 Accrington Stanley 45 (2)
2016–2017 Portsmouth 0 (0)
2017– Tranmere Rovers 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:44, 18 February 2017 (UTC).

Adam Mark Buxton (born 12 May 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Tranmere Rovers.

Club career[edit]

Buxton began his career at Wigan Athletic, and experienced his first taste of first-team football when he was an unused substitute for an FA Cup tie against Hull City on 8 January 2011.[3] Buxton spent the rest of the season playing for the Wigan reserve team, and went on to captain the development squad throughout the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons.[2] He broke back into the first-team setup at the beginning of the 2013–14 season, travelling with the senior Wigan side on their pre-season tour of the United States, and featuring in several pre-season friendlies.[2] However, once the newly relegated side's season had started, Buxton found himself unable to make his way into the line-up for the first-team.

On 3 January 2014, League Two side Burton Albion took Buxton on loan from Wigan for one month.[4] He was issued the squad number 4, and made his professional debut on 14 January 2014 in a 4–1 defeat to AFC Bournemouth in the FA Cup.[5] Buxton made no further appearances for Burton, and was recalled by Wigan on 1 February 2014, at the completion of the initial one-month loan.[6]

Buxton was sent out on loan again a month later, joining another League Two side Accrington Stanley on 8 March 2014, on a one-month emergency loan deal.[7] He made his debut for the club the same day, starting in a 3–1 league win against Chesterfield. Accrington manager James Beattie said of Buxton's debut performance after the match: "I was very pleased with Adam’s display at right-back on Saturday and I think everyone who was at the game saw how accomplished he was."[8] On 10 April 2014, Buxton's loan at Stanley was extended until the end of the 2013–14 season.[9] At the end of the season, Buxton was among five players to be released.[10]

After being released by Wigan Athletic, Buxton re-signed for Accrington Stanley on a one-year contract.[11] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 loss at AFC Wimbledon on 24 January 2015.[12]In August 2016 Buxton declined a contract extension with Accrington in favour of joining Portsmouth.[13] He mutually agreed to leave the club after struggling to make an impact and only played cup matches in his short stay.[14]

On 1 February 2017, Tranmere Rovers signed Buxton on a free transfer on a deal until the end of the season.[15]

Style of play[edit]

While predominantly a right-back, Buxton is a versatile defender, capable of also playing at left-back and centre-back.[4][16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 February 2017.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wigan Athletic 2010–11[17] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[17] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[18] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burton Albion (loan) 2013–14[18] League Two 0 0 1 0 1 0
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2013–14[18] League Two 11 0 11 0
Accrington Stanley 2014–15[19] League Two 17 1 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 19 1
2015–16[20] League Two 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 39 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 41 1
Portsmouth 2016–17[21] League Two 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 0
Tranmere Rovers 2016–17[21] National League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 40 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 47 1
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit retained and released lists". Premier League. 7 June 2013. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Adam Buxton player profile". Wigan Athletic FC. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hull 2–3 Wigan". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Adam Buxton: Burton Albion sign Wigan defender on loan". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Match Report: Bournemouth 4–1 Burton Albion". Burton Albion FC. 14 January 2014. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Buxton recalled". Burton Albion FC. 1 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Wigan Defender Joins on Loan". Accrington Stanley FC. 8 March 2014. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Boss Believes Squad is Key For Season Run-In". Accrington Stanley FC. 10 March 2014. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Buxton Loan Extended". Accrington Stanley FC. 10 April 2014. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "CLUB CONFIRM CONTRACTS EXPIRE". Wigan Athletic F.C. 7 July 2014. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Adam Buxton Returns!". Accrington Stanley FC. 20 July 2014. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Accrington". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Pompey sign full-back Adam Buxton from Accrington Stanley". Portsmouth FC. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Pompey defender Adam Buxton agrees to end Portsmouth contract". Portsmouth FC. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "Adam Buxton: Tranmere Rovers sign former Portsmouth defender". BBC Sport. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  16. ^ "Burton Albion sign Wigan Athletic defender on loan". Burton Mail. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Adam Buxton - Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  18. ^ a b c "Games played by Adam Buxton in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Adam Buxton in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Adam Buxton in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Buxton in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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