Adam Watts (footballer)

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Adam Watts
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Personal information
Full name Adam James Watts[1]
Date of birth (1988-03-04) 4 March 1988 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Hackney, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
000?–2007 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Fulham 0 (0)
2007Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2 (0)
2009Northampton Town (loan) 5 (0)
2009Lincoln City (loan) 18 (0)
2010–2011 Lincoln City 77 (1)
2012 Gainsborough Trinity 8 (0)
2012–2015 Eastbourne Borough 93 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:22, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Adam James Watts (born 4 March 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a defender and most recently played for Eastbourne Borough.

He has previously played for Fulham, Milton Keynes Dons and Northampton Town, Lincoln City and Gainsborough Trinity.

Career[edit]

Fulham[edit]

Watts began his professional career at Fulham; however, he never went on to make a first team appearance for Fulham. In 2007, Watts signed his first professional contract with Fulham.[2] Yet, in the League Cup match against Shrewsbury Town, he was an unused substitute. He made a league appearance during a loan spell with Milton Keynes Dons in Football League Two.[3] On 10 September 2008, Watts signed a new contract with Fulham that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2010.[4] In April 2009 he signed for League One side Northampton Town, on loan until the end of the season.[5] He made a handful of appearances, but could not prevent Northampton being relegated, before he returned to Fulham. After starting the 2009/10 season in Fulham's first team squad, making the bench against CSKA Sofia and Manchester City, he departed the club.

Lincoln City[edit]

On 2 October 2009 he agreed to join Lincoln City on an initial month's loan,[6] becoming newly installed managed Chris Sutton's first signing for the club.[7] He made his debut in the club's 1–0 home victory over Aldershot Town the following day[8] and, after helping his side to two clean sheets in his first two games, his loan was extended until 2 January 2010.[9] Having impressed during his loan period, on 31 December 2009 the club announced that Watts had agreed terms on a permanent contract with the Imps that will run until the summer of 2012, joining for an undisclosed fee;[10] the paperwork being completed on 5 January 2010.[11] On 20 February 2010 his season was ended when he suffered a fracture of his left fibula in the 2–2 draw at Grimsby Town,[12] the injury seeing him undergo surgery to pin the fracture.[13] The following season, he returned to the side and scored his first and only goal for the club in a 4–3 win at Stockport County.[14]

In May 2011, he was made available on a free transfer by the club, after a mass clear out of players following relegation from the Football League.[15] On 27 December 2011 he departed Sincil Bank by mutual consent.[16]

Gainsborough Trinity[edit]

Watts signed with Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity on 6 January 2012[17] He was amongst the Trinity side that missed out on promotion to the Conference National after defeat to Nuneaton Town in the play-off final. He was released with three other players on 18 May 2012.[18]

Eastbourne Borough[edit]

Watts signed for Eastbourne Borough of the Conference South in October 2012.[19] He received the Manager's player and the Player's player of the year awards in his first season at the club, making 29 appearances in all competitions (26 league).[20] On 26 November 2015, he decided to take a break from the game to allow himself to recover from recurring injury problems.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  2. ^ "Young Whites sign". Fulham Official Website. 19 February 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Watts loaned to Dons". Fulham Official Website. 23 March 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Watts Contract Extension". Fulham Official Website. 10 September 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Watts loan deal". Fulham Official Website. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Fulham defender joins on loan". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Imps sign defender Watts on loan". BBC Sport. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Imps Serge To Maximum Haul". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 3 October 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Watts loan extended". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Watts set to pen permanent deal". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 31 December 2009. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Watts completes permanent switch". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 5 January 2010. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Broken leg agony for Watts". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Watts' operation goes well". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Stockport 3-4 Lincoln". BBC. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Steve Tilson clears out Lincoln City squad". BBC Sport. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  16. ^ "Watts departs". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 27 December 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ http://www.gainsboroughpeople.co.uk/Mulready-Watts-sign-Gainsborough-Trinity/story-14346391-detail/story.html[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Trinity Release Four". NonLeagueDaily.com. 17 May 2012. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  19. ^ "Squad Addition: Central Defender Added". ebfc.co.uk (Eastbourne Borough F.C.). 26 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  20. ^ "Double award for Borough defender". Eastbourne Herald. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  21. ^ "Borough defender Watts cancels his contract as injuries take their toll". Eastbourne Herald. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  22. ^ "Eastbourne Borough cancel contract of defender Watts". The Argus. 26 November 2015. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015.

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