Danny Mills (footballer, born 1991)

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Danny Mills
Danny Mills.jpg
Mills (rt) in action in 2016 v Brighton & Hove Albion U23
Personal information
Full name Daniel Paul Mills[1]
Date of birth (1991-06-02) 2 June 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Croydon, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Whitehawk
Youth career
2007–2008 Croydon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Crawley Town 2 (0)
2009–2012 Peterborough United 3 (0)
2009 Torquay United (loan) 2 (0)
2009 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Histon (loan) 17 (1)
2011 Kettering Town (loan) 17 (6)
2011–2012 Tamworth (loan) 20 (3)
2012 Kettering Town (loan) 18 (2)
2012 Carshalton Athletic 10 (1)
2012– Whitehawk 148 (65)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:50, 7 February 2017 (UTC).

Daniel Paul "Danny" Mills (born 2 June 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Whitehawk as a striker.

Career[edit]

Born in Croydon, London, Mills started his career with the Croydon FC youth system in 2007 before signing for Conference National club Crawley Town in 2008.[2] Mills scored 26 goals in 2008-2009 for Crawley's youth team and made two first-team appearances as a substitute, earning a trial at Glasgow Rangers and a £15,000 move to Peterborough United.[3]

Peterborough United[edit]

Mills made his Football League Two debut on loan at Torquay United on 26 September 2009, coming on as a substitute in the 74th minute for Elliot Benyon in a 1-2 defeat at Macclesfield Town,[4] before joining Rushden & Diamonds on loan in October 2009.[5] He made his Diamonds debut in an FA Cup tie at Workington on 24 October 2009, but after little opportunity in the first team, he returned to Peterborough United after just one month.[6] Mills made his Peterborough United debut in a Championship fixture against Barnsley on 5 April 2010, which ended in a 2–2 draw and confirmed The Posh's relegation.[7][8]

Mills joined Conference National side Histon on 30 July 2010 in a season long loan deal,[9]making his debut at home to Altrincham on 9 October 2010 and scoring after coming on as a 90th minute substitute.[10] Following the result Mills spoke of his delight at scoring his first goal for Histon.[11] Mills was re-called from his loan to Histon on 3 January 2011[12] and on 15 February 2011 joined Kettering Town on loan until the end of the season.[13] Mills was then reunited with his former Kettering manager Marcus Law at Tamworth, in another loan deal[14] before a further loan at Kettering Town.

Carshalton Athletic[edit]

After being released by Peterborough United in the summer of 2012, Mills moved back to his home town of Croydon to join Carshalton Athletic at the start of the 2012–13 Isthmian League Premier Division season.[15] Used primarily as a striker, and occasionally on the right of a front three, he played 10 games and scored three goals - two in an FA Trophy qualifier against Heybridge Swifts and one against Kingstonian in a 2–1 league defeat.

Whitehawk[edit]

Mills joined newly promoted Whitehawk in November 2012 [16]and helped The Hawks to the Isthmian League Premier Division title in his first season at the Enclosed Ground.[17] Mills established himself as one of the leading goal scorers in Conference South the following year, despite The Hawks spending most of the 2013-2014 season battling against relegation. Mills finished the season as the club's top scorer, with 21 goals in all competitions, including five league goals in a 6-2 away win at Dorchester Town on 24 August 2013.[18] Once the club had secured its place in the division for the next season, The Hawks activated a clause in Mills' contract to keep him at the club and in June 2014 turned down a five-figure bid from Conference South rivals Havant & Waterlooville. [19]

Mills scored a further 18 league goals in 2014-2015 as well as the opening goal at the Amex in a 5-0 Sussex Senior Cup Final win over Lewes on 16 May 2015.[20] In the summer of 2015, he signed a further two-year contract with Whitehawk, saying he was "staying at the club he loves". [21] [22]

Mills scored eight times in the FA Cup in 2015-16, including the opening goal to give Whitehawk the lead in the FA Cup round 2 replay against Dagenham & Redbridge, televised live on BT Sport on 6 December 2015. [23] In April 2016 Mills won the Vanarama National League South player of the month award and was named in the league team of the season alongside teammates Sergio Torres and Nick Arnold, [24] after finishing the season as The Hawks' top scorer with 22 league goals.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Mills is a Crystal Palace supporter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/08/2010 and 31/08/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Career History". UpThePosh!. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.uptheposh.com/people/5836/career/
  4. ^ http://www.soccervista.com/Macclesfield_Town-Torquay_United-660966-660966.html
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/mobile/football/teams/r/rushden_and_diamonds/8322075.stm
  6. ^ https://rdfc1992.com/2012/08/05/danny-mills/
  7. ^ https://rdfc1992.com/2012/08/05/danny-mills/
  8. ^ http://www.uptheposh.com/matches/4227/
  9. ^ "Histon set to finalise four loan deals". BBC Sport. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Histon 3–0 Altrincham". BBC Sport. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Danny Mills delighted with first Histon goal". BBC Sport. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  12. ^ "Histon sign Max York from Rushden & Diamonds". BBC Sport. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Peterborough United pair make Kettering Town switch". BBC Sport. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  14. ^ "Mills signs loan deal". TheLambs.co.uk. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  15. ^ https://rdfc1992.com/2012/08/05/danny-mills/
  16. ^ https://rdfc1992.com/2012/08/05/danny-mills/
  17. ^ Howard Griggs (23 April 2013). "Whitehawk are champions". The Argus. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  18. ^ http://whitehawkfc.co.uk.gridhosted.co.uk/reports/dorchester-town-v-whitehawk/
  19. ^ http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/11261207.Hawks_turn_down_bid_for_Mills/
  20. ^ http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/12954967.Classy_Whitehawk_win_Senior_Cup_at_the_Amex/
  21. ^ http://www.thenonleaguefootballpaper.com/latest-news/conference-south-step-two/16417/whitehawk-goal-ace-danny-mills-staying-at-club-he-loves/
  22. ^ http://puredfc.com/site/?p=6654
  23. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3363139/Whitehawk-2-3-Dagenham-Redbridge-AET-Ayo-Obileye-nets-extra-time-winner-break-minnows-hearts.html
  24. ^ http://www.footballconference.co.uk/news/details.php?news_id=17740
  25. ^ http://puredfc.com/site/?p=7215

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