James Dayton

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James Dayton
Personal information
Full name James Francis Dayton[1]
Date of birth (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Cheltenham Town
Number 21
Youth career
1999–2007 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Crystal Palace 0 (0)
2008 Yeovil Town (loan) 2 (0)
2008 Crawley Town (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2013 Kilmarnock 65 (6)
2013–2015 Oldham Athletic 49 (4)
2015 St Mirren (loan) 13 (1)
2015– Cheltenham Town 41 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 January 2017 (UTC).

James Francis Dayton (born 12 December 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a winger for Cheltenham Town.

Career[edit]

Dayton was released by Crystal Palace on 6 May 2009, after being at the club since the age of 10.[2] During his time at Palace he went on two loan spells, both in 2008, to Yeovil Town and Crawley Town.

In November 2009, he accepted an invitation to join the Glenn Hoddle Academy.[3]

He signed for Kilmarnock on a three-year deal in August 2010 after a successful trial period. He suffered a cruciate ligament injury which ruled him out for the season after a blistering start. He also scored a contender for goal of the season during the same match in which he received the knee injury.[4] However, he returned to first team action in the 1–1 draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the SPL on 9 April 2011 and went on to appear in the remaining games of the 2010–11 season. Concluding the season with a consolation goal from a free-kick in the 5–1 to Rangers on 15 May 2011.[5]

Another flying start to the 2011–12 season Dayton picked up the man of the match award in a game against Hibernian, scoring from a free-kick.[6]

In December 2011, Dayton picked up the Clydesdale Bank Sky Sports goal of the month award for his 35-yard strike against Dundee United on 17 December 2011 and eventually being awarded SPL goal of the season.[7]

After rejecting a new three-year contract at Kilmarnock, rendering him a free-agent, Dayton joined Oldham Athletic on 20 May 2013 signing a two-year contract, therefore reuniting with former teammate turned Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson.[8]

On 29 January 2015, Dayton joined St Mirren on a loan deal until the end of season 2014–15.[9] Dayton scored after 6 minutes on his debut for Saints, in a 1–0 victory at Partick Thistle on 30 January 2015.[10]

After completing his loan spell at St Mirren,[11] Dayton became a free agent after Oldham Athletic announced that he had been released by the club.[12]

Dayton made his Cheltenham debut on 24 October 2015, coming off the bench against Havant and Waterlooville.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 May 2015[13]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[note 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crystal Palace 2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2008–09 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Total 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Crawley Town (loan) 2008–09 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Kilmarnock 2010–11 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 2
2011–12 28 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 32 3
2012–13 27 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 31 2
Total 65 6 3 0 4 0 0 0 74 7
Oldham Athletic 2013–14 34 3 4 0 1 0 2 1 40 4
2014–15 17 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 22 1
Total 51 4 5 0 2 0 5 1 62 5
St Mirren (loan) 2014–15 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Total 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Career totals 134 11 8 0 7 0 6 1 155 12

Honours[edit]

Kilmarnock

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ Palace offer Kuqi new deal
  3. ^ "Glennhoddleacademy.com". 
  4. ^ "Winger James Dayton wins Kilmarnock contract". BBC Sport. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Moffat, Colin (15 May 2011). "Kilmarnock 1-5 Rangers". BBC News. 
  6. ^ "Kilmarnock 4-1 Hibernian". BBC News. 14 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "BBC Sport" – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  8. ^ "Latics sign Dayton". Oldham Athletic AFC. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "James Dayton – Loan Signing". Official St Mirren website. Archived from the original on 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Partick Thistle 0–1 St Mirren". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Manager's Report- 29/05/2015". St Mirren Official website. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Oldham Athletic: Latics announce release of two players". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  13. ^ James Dayton at Soccerbase

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