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 24)
Place of birth Wigan, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Southport
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)
2013–2015 Morecambe 58 (5)
2015 Macclesfield Town (loan) 4 (2)
2015–2017 Macclesfield Town 58 (4)
2017 Chorley (loan) 16 (6)
2017– Southport 0 (0)
National team
2011 England U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 June 2017 (UTC).

Jack Sampson (born 14 April 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Southport.[2] Sampson played for Bolton Wanderers and for Morecambe. He has been capped at England Under-19 level. He attended Cansfield High School in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Career[edit]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Sampson came through the Wigan Athletic academy,[3] before joining Bolton in 2008 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.[4]

Sampson joined Southend United on loan for one month on 12 January 2012 after signing a new 18-month contract at Bolton.[5] He was given the number 26 jersey for the duration of his loan period,[6] 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.[7] On 13 February the loan was extended for a further month.[8] This loan was extended for another month on 12 March.[9] Sampson was given the number 37 shirt for the Championship season.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12]

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

Morecambe[edit]

On 25 July 2013, Sampson joined Morecambe on a two-year contract after being released by Bolton Wanderers.[14]

Sampson made his Morecambe debut in the opening game of the season, in a 1–0 loss against Wycombe Wanderers.[15] Sampson then played a role when he provided two assists, in a 2–0 win over Exeter City on 24 August 2013[16] and scored his first goal for the club on 7 September 2013, in a 3–1 win over Southend United.[17] After the match, Manager Jim Bentley was impressed with Sampson's display at the start of the season and believed he deserved to score his first goal.[18] His second goal later came on 5 October 2013, in a 4–3 win over Chesterfield.[19] His fourth and fifth goal later came against Accrington Stanley on 26 October 2013[20] and Hartlepool United respectively.[21] 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 an assist for one of the goals in the game, in a 4–0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge in the opening game of the season.[22] 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.[23][24]

With his first team opportunities limited at Morecambe,[25] Sampson joined Macclesfield Town on loan until the end of the season.[26] 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.[27] Sampson scored his first goals in the next game, in a 2–2 draw against Halifax Town on 3 April 2015.[28] After making four appearance and scoring times, Sampson returned to his parent club and was released by the club at the end of the 2014–15 season.[29]

Macclesfield Town[edit]

In June 2015, Sampson rejoined Macclesfield Town on a permanent deal.

International career[edit]

In September 2011, Sampson received a call-up by the England U19 squad.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 2 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Southport FC sign Jack Sampson on a free transfer‚ otsnews.co.uk, 8 June 2017
  3. ^ "Reserves Profiles 2011/12". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 30 November 2011. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Whites in Sampson battle". The Bolton News. 10 October 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Starlet Sampson signs new deal at Bolton... then joins Southend on loan". Daily Mail. London. 
  6. ^ "Bolton's Jack Sampson joins Southend United on loan". BBC Sport. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Northampton 2 – 5 Southend". BBC Sport. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Southend United extend Jack Sampson loan deal". BBC Sport. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  9. ^ http://aggbot.com/Bolton-Wanderers-News/article/16376202
  10. ^ "2012/13 Squad Numbers Announced". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 5 July 2012. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Accrington Stanley sign Jack Sampson from Bolton on loan". BBC Sport. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Shrimpers send Sampson back". BBC Sport. 4 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Evolution, not revolution, is the plan for Whites boss". The Bolton News. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Morecambe sign former Bolton striker Sampson". Lancaster Guardian. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers 1- 0 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Morecambe 2–0 Exeter City". BBC Sport. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Southend United 1 – 3 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Morecambe: Jack Sampson's first senior goal delights Jim Bentley". BBC Sport. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "Morecambe 4–3 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Morecambe 1–2 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Morecambe 1–2 Hartlepool United". BBC Sport. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 0–3 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Devitt Nears Return". Morecambe F.C. 20 November 2013. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "Sampson moves to Macclesfield". Sky Sports. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  25. ^ "Morecambe boss Bentley has plenty to ponder in attack ahead of Dagenham clash". The Visitor. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  26. ^ "Silkmen Swoop For Sampson". Macclesfield Town F.C. 26 March 2015. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  27. ^ "Macclesfield Town 0 – 0 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  28. ^ "F.C. Halifax Town 2 – 2 Macclesfield Town". BBC Sport. 3 April 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  29. ^ "Shrimps Release Eight". Morecambe F.C. 7 May 2015. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  30. ^ "Sampson gets England call". The Bolton News. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 

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