Jack Sampson

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Jack Sampson
Personal information
Full name Jack Sampson[1]
Date of birth (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Wigan, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Macclesfield Town
(on loan from Morecambe)
Number 36
Youth career
2006–2008 Wigan Athletic
2008–2011 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2012 Southend United (loan) 9 (0)
2012 Accrington Stanley (loan) 5 (0)
2013– Morecambe 58 (5)
2015– Macclesfield Town (loan) 4 (2)
National team
2011 England U19 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:16, 21 April 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Jack Sampson (born 14 April 1993) is an English footballer who currently plays as a forward for Macclesfield Town from Morecambe. Sampson played for Bolton Wanderers until his release at the end of the 2012–13 season. He has been capped at England Under-19 level.

Career[edit]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Sampson came through the Wigan Athletic academy,[2] before joining Bolton in 2008 along with Ryan Clarke and a number of other youth players.[citation needed] Around this time, Sampson was soon attracted a move away from Bolton Wanderers at age fifteen at the time after linked with a move to big clubs.[3]

Sampson joined Southend United on loan for one month on 12 January 2012 after signing a new 18-month contract at Bolton.[4] He was given the number 26 jersey for the duration of his loan period,[5] and made his debut on 14 January when coming on as a late substitute for Elliot Benyon in Southend's 5–2 victory at Northampton Town, where he gained an assist.[6] On 13 February the loan was extended for a further month.[7] This loan was extended for another month on 12 March.[8] Sampson was given the number 37 shirt for the Championship season.[9]

On 11 October 2012, Sampson joined Accrington Stanley on a one-month loan deal to gain some more experience and to link up with former Bolton full back Leam Richardson who had been installed as manager that week.[10] Despite Accringtons best efforts to keep him he returned to his parent club at the end of his loan spell in November 2012 after making 6 appearances to try and catch the eye of new manager Dougie Freedman who had been appointed during his absence.[11]

Sampson was released by Bolton, along with several other youth players at the end of the 2012–13 season.[12]

Morecambe[edit]

On 25 July 2013, Sampson joined Morecambe on a two-year contract after being released by Bolton Wanderers.[13]

Sampson made his Morecambe debut in the opening game of the season, in a 1–0 loss against Wycombe Wanderers.[14] Sampson then played a role when he provided two assists, in a 2–0 win over Exeter City on 24 August 2013[15] and scored his first goal for the club on 7 September 2013, in a 3–1 win over Southend United.[16] After the match, Manager Jim Bentley was impressed with Sampson's display at the start of the season and believed he deserve to score his first goal.[17] His second goal later came on 5 October 2013, in a 4–3 win over Chesterfield.[18] His fourth and fifth goal later came against Accrington Stanley on 26 October 2013[19] and Hartlepool United respectively.[20] In his first season, Sampson was a first team regular and scored five times in forty-two appearance.

In his second season at Morecambe, Sampson made a good start when he provided assist for one of the goal in the game, in a 4–0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge in the opening game of the season.[21] However, Sampson struggled for first team opportunity behind Jack Redshaw, Kevin Ellison, Paul Mullin and Pádraig Amond before suffered a foot injury that had kept him sidelined for a month.[22][23]

With his first team opportunities limited at Morecambe, Sampson joined Macclesfield Town on loan until the end of the season.[24] Two days after signing for Macclesfield Town, Sampson the made his Macclesfield Town debut, coming on as a substitute for Waide Fairhurst in the 84th minutes, in a 0–0 draw against Bristol Rovers.[25]

International career[edit]

In September 2011, Sampson received a call-up by the England U19 squad.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Reserves Profiles 2011/12". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 30 November 2011. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Whites in Sampson battle". The Bolton News. 10 October 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Starlet Sampson signs new deal at Bolton... then joins Southend on loan". Daily Mail (London). 
  5. ^ "Bolton's Jack Sampson joins Southend United on loan". BBC Sport. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Northampton 2 – 5 Southend". BBC Sport. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Southend United extend Jack Sampson loan deal". BBC Sport. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  8. ^ http://aggbot.com/Bolton-Wanderers-News/article/16376202
  9. ^ "2012/13 Squad Numbers Announced". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 5 July 2012. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Accrington Stanley sign Jack Sampson from Bolton on loan". BBC Sport. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Shrimpers send Sampson back". BBC Sport. 4 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Evolution, not revolution, is the plan for Whites boss". The Bolton News. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Morecambe sign former Bolton striker Sampson". Lancaster Guardian. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers 1- 0 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Morecambe 2–0 Exeter City". BBC Sport. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Southend United 1 – 3 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Morecambe: Jack Sampson's first senior goal delights Jim Bentley". BBC Sport. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Morecambe 4–3 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "Morecambe 1–2 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Morecambe 1–2 Hartlepool United". BBC Sport. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 0–3 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "Devitt Nears Return". Morecambe F.C. 20 November 2013. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Sampson moves to Macclesfield". Sky Sports. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "Silkmen Swoop For Sampson". Macclesfield Town F.C. 26 March 2015. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  25. ^ "Macclesfield Town 0 – 0 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "Sampson gets England call". The Bolton News. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 

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