Cameron Gayle

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Cameron Gayle
Personal information
Full name Cameron Gordon Gayle[1]
Date of birth (1992-11-22) 22 November 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Date of death 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sutton Coldfield Town
Youth career
0000–2011 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
2011Víkingur Reykjavík (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2013Shrewsbury Town (loan) 18 (1)
2013–2014Shrewsbury Town (loan) 3 (0)
2014–2015 Shrewsbury Town 28 (0)
2015–2016 Oxford United 0 (0)
2015Cambridge United (loan) 4 (1)
2016 Sutton Coldfield Town
2016 Rushall Olympic
2016– Sutton Coldfield Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:32, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Cameron Gordon Gayle (born 22 November 1992) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Sutton Coldfield Town.

Career[edit]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

Gayle was born in Birmingham and began his career with West Bromwich Albion. In July 2009, Gayle was among eleven academy youngsters to sign scholarships with the club.[3]

He spent a month on loan at Knattspyrnufélagið Víkingur in Iceland in May 2011,[4][5] where he made one substitute appearance. In May 2012, Gayle signed his first professional contract with West Brom.[6] Ahead of the 2012–13 season, Gayle was allocated the number forty-one shirt.[7]

After his first loan spell at Shrewsbury Town came to an end, Gayle's contract with West Brom was extended for another season after the club decided to take up the option on his contract.[8] On 27 August 2013, he made his only appearance for the senior Albion team, against Newport County in the League Cup, coming on as a 70th-minute substitute.[9]

At the end of the 2013–14 season, Gayle was released by the club.[10]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 22 November 2012, Gayle joined Shrewsbury Town on loan,[11] making his debut two days later in a 1–0 loss away to Oldham Athletic.[12] In January 2013 his loan spell at Shrewsbury was extended until the end of the 2012–13 season.[13] He scored his first senior goal in a 2–0 victory over Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park in February,[14] however, he suffered a hamstring injury during a match against Crewe the following month.[15] After returning to training to regain his fitness,[16] Gayle made his first appearance for the club since returning from injury, against Colchester United. The match finished 0–0, which secured Shrewsbury's place in League One for another season.[17]

On 28 November 2013, Gayle signed for Shrewsbury Town for a second loan spell,[18] but this was not extended beyond its initial period with the good form of Ryan Woods restricting Gayle to just two starts and one substitute appearance before he returned to his parent club in January 2014.[19][20]

Following his release from West Bromwich Albion,[10] Gayle joined Shrewsbury on a permanent basis, signing a two-year deal on 10 July 2014.[21] He started the season as first choice right back under new manager Micky Mellon, however a change in formation saw loanees Jack Grimmer, and later Josh Passley favoured instead. However, he was recalled to the side for a televised away match at Luton Town in January 2015, earning praise from his manager for a "sensational" performance.[22]

Following Shrewsbury's promotion to League One, Gayle's contract was cancelled by mutual consent on 30 June 2015, despite having a year left to run.[23]

Oxford United[edit]

Gayle joined Oxford United on an initial one-month deal in November 2015,[24] having previously been coached by manager Michael Appleton as a youngster at West Bromwich Albion.[25] He made his Oxford debut in an FA Cup first-round tie away at Braintree Town.[26]

After making two cup appearances, Gayle extended his deal with Oxford for a further two months, to be spent on loan at Cambridge United.[27] He scored on his Cambridge debut in a 4–2 away win over Morecambe.[28]

Non-League[edit]

After returning from his loan at Cambridge, Gayle moved on to non-league Sutton Coldfield Town in February 2016.[29] He transferred to Rushall Olympic ahead of the 2016–17 season, before returning to Sutton Coldfield in September 2016.[30]

Style of play[edit]

Gayle can play in either full back position, or at centre back, but was mostly used at Shrewsbury as a right back.[31] Following his permanent transfer to the club, manager Micky Mellon noted his strengths as being his athletic and technical ability, as well as his versatility.[32]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 December 2015.[33]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Bromwich Albion 2013–14 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2012–13 League One 18 1 0 0 18 1
2013–14 3 0 0 0 3 0
Shrewsbury Town 2014–15 League Two 28 0 1 0 3 0 1[a] 0 33 0
Total 49 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 54 1
Oxford United 2015–16 League Two 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Cambridge United (loan) 2015–16 3 1 0 0 3 1
Career Total 52 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 60 2
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Shrewsbury Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 1 February 2013. p. 38. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Cameron Gayle". 11v11. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Departing Daniels signs new deal". Express and Star. 21 July 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Víkingur fær tvo stráka frá WBA" (in Icelandic). Mbl.is. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  6. ^ "West Bromwich Albion: Youngsters earn themselves new deals". Birmingham Mail. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Squad numbers 2012/13". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 20 July 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Rose earns first pro deal". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 7 June 2013. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  9. ^ "West Bromwich Albion 3 – 0 Newport County". BBC Sport. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Local Baggies quintet earn first pro deals". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 22 May 2014. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Shrewsbury Town sign West Brom defender Cameron Gayle on loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  12. ^ [2]
  13. ^ "West Bromwich Albion: Cameron Gayle extends Shrewsbury loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Tranmere 0–2 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  15. ^ "Gayle could be out for four weeks". Shrewsweb. 19 March 2013. Archived from the original on 10 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Fit-again Gayle back in the frame". Shrewsweb. 18 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  17. ^ "LOAN WATCH: Gayle secures Shrews safety". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 22 April 2013. Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  18. ^ "Cameron Gayle returns on loan". Shrewsbury Town FC. 28 November 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013.
  19. ^ "Eaves Stays Until End Of Season". Shrewsbury Town FC. 6 January 2014. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014.
  20. ^ "Games played by Cameron Gayle in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  21. ^ "Cameron Gayle Joins Town". 10 July 2014. Archived from the original on 11 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  22. ^ "Micky Mellon blown over by Gayle force". Shropshire Star. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  23. ^ "Cameron Gayle Departs". Shrewsweb. 30 June 2015. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  24. ^ "Cameron Gayle: Oxford United sign ex-Shrewsbury defender". BBC Sport. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  25. ^ "New defender joins the U's". Oxford United F.C. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  26. ^ "Braintree Town 1–1 Oxford United". BBC Sport. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  27. ^ "Cameron Gayle: Oxford defender joins Cambridge United on loan". BBC Sport. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  28. ^ "Morecambe 2 Cambridge 4". BBC Sport. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  29. ^ "Saturday's Transfer List". Evostik Northern Premier League. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  30. ^ "First Team profiles – Cameron Gayle". Rushall Olympic. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  31. ^ "West Bromwich Albion: Cameron Gayle signs for Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  32. ^ "Cameron Gayle Joins Town". Shrewsweb. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  33. ^ Cameron Gayle at Soccerbase

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