Conor Wilkinson

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Conor Wilkinson
Personal information
Full name Conor Dominic Geoffrey Wilkinson[1]
Date of birth (1995-01-23) 23 January 1995 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Croydon, England
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Gillingham
Number 10
Youth career
2010–2013 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 Bolton Wanderers 13 (0)
2013Chester (loan) 4 (1)
2014Torquay United (loan) 3 (0)
2014Oldham Athletic (loan) 6 (1)
2015Oldham Athletic (loan) 11 (2)
2015–2016Barnsley (loan) 8 (1)
2016Newport County (loan) 12 (1)
2016Portsmouth (loan) 1 (0)
2016–2017Chesterfield (loan) 12 (4)
2017– Gillingham 34 (3)
National team
2011–2012 Republic of Ireland U17 6 (0)
2012 Republic of Ireland U19 2 (0)
2014– Republic of Ireland U21 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:34, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

For the English actor of a similar name see Connor Wilkinson

Conor Dominic Geoffrey Wilkinson (born 23 January 1995) is an English-born Irish footballer who plays for Gillingham.

Club career[edit]

Wilkinson began his career at Millwall in 2010 and progressed through the ranks during his three-year stint at the club. He left the club in the summer of 2013 to join fellow Championship side Bolton Wanderers on a three-year contract.[3] He initially joined the reserve side and has been in good scoring form. In October 2013 Wilkinson along with teammate Chris Lester joined new Conference side Chester on a month's long loan.[4] He made his debut and scored against Aldershot Town, he also played the full 90 minutes. His second appearance for the non-league side against strugglers Hyde where he received first yellow card of his career and he was substituted as Chester won 2–1. He returned to Bolton after making a total of four league appearances and scoring one goal. He returned to the reserve side and his scoring form continued until February when he was loaned to League Two side Torquay United on an emergency one-month loan deal.[5] He was named among the substitutes and made his professional debut a day later against high flying Chesterfield coming on as a 75th minute replacing Jayden Stockley.[6]

Returning to Bolton, he scored three goals in Bolton's pre season for the 2014–15 season and made his competitive debut for Wanderers in their 3–2 League Cup victory over neighbours Bury on 12 August 2014, starting the game before being substituted for Craig Davies in the second half.[7] He joined Oldham Athletic on loan for a month in September 2014,[8] scoring once during his loan spell, in a 2–1 win for Oldham against Walsall.[9]

In December 2014 Wilkinson signed a contract extension with Bolton until 2018.[10] Later on that month he made his first league appearance for Bolton when coming on as a substitute for Craig Davies in a goalless draw at Reading.[11] On 2 February 2015 he moved to Oldham, again on loan, for the duration of the season.[12] His first-team debut came at the Macron Stadium in a 0–0 draw against Ipswich Town.[13]

He joined Barnsley on loan in July 2015 for six months.[14] He scored on his debut in a 3–1 defeat at Chesterfield on 8 August 2015.[15]

On 21 January 2016 Wilkinson joined Newport County on an initial one-month loan which was subsequently extended a further month. He made his Newport debut in the starting line up versus Dagenham & Redbridge on 23 January 2016, scoring the second goal in the 2–2 draw.

On 23 March 2016, Wilkinson joined Portsmouth on loan until the end of the season.

On 31 August 2016, Wilkinson joined Chesterfield on loan until January.

On 29 June 2017, Wilkinson joined Gillingham on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[16]

International career[edit]

Wilkinson has been capped at Republic of Ireland U19 and U21 level.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 October 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bolton Wanderers 2013–14[17] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0
2014–15[18] 4 0 1 0 2 0 ~ ~ 7 0
2015–16[19] 0 0 0 0 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0
2016–17[20] League One 9 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 10 0
Bolton 13 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 17 0
Chester (loan) 2013–14[17] Conference National 4 1 0 0 ~ ~ 0 0 4 1
Torquay United (loan) 2013–14[17] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Oldham Athletic (loans) 2014–15[18] League One 17 3 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 18 3
Barnsley (loan) 2015–16[19] League One 8 1 1 0 2 0 1[b] 0 12 1
Newport County (loan) 2015–16[19] League Two 12 1 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 12 1
Portsmouth (loan) 2015–16[19] League Two 1 0 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2016–17[20] League One 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4
Gillingham 2017–18[21] League One 8 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 10 0
Career total 78 10 2 0 5 0 4 0 89 10
  1. ^ a b Appearances in the EFL Trophy
  2. ^ a b Appearances in the Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Conor Wilkinson". 11v11. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wilkinson joins from Millwall". bwfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  4. ^ "BBC Sport – Bolton: Conor Wilkinson & Chris Lester join Chester on loan". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  5. ^ "BBC Sport – Torquay United: Bolton teenager Conor Wilkinson joins on loan". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  6. ^ "BBC Sport – Chesterfield 3–1 Torquay United". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  7. ^ "Bolton Wanderers 3–2 Bury (aet)". BBC Sport. 
  8. ^ "Conor Wilkinson: Oldham sign young Bolton Wanderers striker". BBC Sport. 
  9. ^ "Oldham Athletic 2–1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 
  10. ^ @OfficialBWFC. "Conor Wilkinson extends Bolton contract". 
  11. ^ "BBC Sport – Reading 0–0 Bolton". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-12-06. 
  12. ^ "Conor Wilkinson joins Oldham Athletic on loan". Bolton Wanderers F.C. Retrieved 2015-02-02. 
  13. ^ Match Report. "Match Report". Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Reds Land Striker Conor Wilkinson On Loan!". Barnsley FC. 
  15. ^ "Chesterfield 3–1 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "Conor Wilkinson joins Gillingham". Bolton Wanderers Official Site. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  17. ^ a b c "Games played by Conor Wilkinson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Conor Wilkinson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  19. ^ a b c d "Games played by Conor Wilkinson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Conor Wilkinson in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Conor Wilkinson in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 

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