James Hurst (footballer)

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James Hurst
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Playing for Birmingham City in 2012
Personal information
Full name James Hurst[1]
Date of birth (1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Sutton Coldfield, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Dover Athletic
Number 27
Youth career
2001–2008 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Portsmouth 0 (0)
2010 ÍBV (loan) 16 (1)
2010–2013 West Bromwich Albion 1 (0)
2011 Blackpool (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2012 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 7 (0)
2012 Chesterfield (loan) 10 (0)
2012 Birmingham City (loan) 3 (0)
2013 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 4 (0)
2013 Valur 7 (2)
2013–2014 Crawley Town 18 (0)
2014 Northampton Town (loan) 1 (0)
2014 Valur 7 (0)
2014–2015 Hednesford Town 33 (3)
2015– Torquay United 17 (7)
2015–2016 Guiseley (loan) 18 (3)
2016–2017 AFC Telford United 12 (0)
2017– Dover Athletic 3 (0)
National team
2007 England U16 2 (0)
2008–2009 England U17 12 (0)
2011 England U19 5 (0)
2011 England U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 January 2017 (UTC).

James Hurst (born 31 January 1992) is an English footballer who plays for Dover Athletic as a defender.

His professional career saw him play club football in the Premier League for West Bromwich Albion, in the Football League for Blackpool, Shrewsbury Town, Chesterfield, Birmingham City, Crawley Town and Northampton Town, and in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild for ÍBV and Valur. Internationally, he represented England at levels from under-16 to under-20.

Professional career[edit]

Hurst was born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. He came through the ranks at West Bromwich Albion, but declined to sign a professional deal and opted to sign for the FA Cup winners Portsmouth, who beat Arsenal, Manchester United and Aston Villa to his signature.[3] He never made a first team appearance at Fratton Park, but did have a loan spell at Icelandic side ÍBV during the summer of 2010, scoring one goal.[4]

Hurst re-signed for WBA on a two-year deal in September 2010 after Portsmouth's relegation from the Premier League.[5] He made his debut for Albion on 1 December 2010 in the Football League Cup quarter-final clash with Ipswich Town which ended in a 1–0 defeat at Portman Road.[6]

On 31 August 2011, Hurst was sent out on loan to Blackpool for the entire season, on condition that he could be recalled back at any time.[7] He made his debut as a substitute in the 1–1 draw with Cardiff City on 17 September. On 21 October he was recalled to his parent club.

On 18 November 2011 he joined League Two side Shrewsbury Town on a six-week loan.[8]

Shrewsbury Town were seeking to extend his loan, but on 11 January 2012, Hurst instead joined League One team Chesterfield on loan until the end of the season.[9]

Hurst signed for Championship club Birmingham City on 1 October 2012 on a one-month youth loan,[10] and made his debut for the club the following day, as a second-half substitute in a 2–1 defeat at Cardiff City.[11] Minor fitness problems resulted in Paul Robinson being preferred, and Hurst made three appearances before returning to Albion.[12]

Hurst signed for Icelandic side Valur in May 2013.[13] After less than two months at Valur, he joined English side Crawley Town on a one-year contract.[14]

On 17 January 2014, James signed for Northampton Town on a month's loan.[15]

On 27 February 2014, Hurst had his contract at Crawley Town cancelled by mutual consent,[16] he rejoined Valur for another spell on 11 March 2014.

Non-league[edit]

On 2 July 2014, it was announced that Hurst had joined Hednesford Town of the Conference North.[17] He then went on to join Torquay United the following season,[18] but was suspended by the club from all football activities pending an investigation over an alleged incident on a night out in November 2015.[19] He then moved on loan to divisional rivals Guiseley.[20]

Hurst signed for AFC Telford United in May 2016, reuniting with former Hednesford manager Rob Smith.[21] After being sent off in a match against Salford City in October, he was involved in an argument with supporters on social media, leading to him being suspended,[22] and a club investigation into his behaviour.[23] He was subsequently transfer-listed by the club and fined two weeks wages.[24]

Dover Athletic[edit]

Hurst signed for Dover Athletic on 4 January 2017.[25] Hurst made his debut for the club in their 2-2 draw with York City coming off the bench at half time to replace Sammy Moore.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

Up to and including match played 8 October 2013.
Club performance
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth 2009–10[27] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ÍBV (loan) 2010[28] Úrvalsdeild 16 1 1 0 17 1
West Bromwich Albion 2010–11[29] Premier League 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Blackpool (loan) 2011–12[30] Championship 2 0 2 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2011–12[30] League Two 7 0 2 0 9 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2011–12[30] League One 10 0 3[a] 0 13 0
Birmingham City (loan) 2012–13[31] Championship 3 0 3 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2012–13[31] League Two 4 0 4 0
Valur 2013 Úrvalsdeild 7 2 1 0 - 8 2
Crawley Town 2013 League One 9 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
Career total 59 3 5 0 2 0 4 0 70 3
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Temporary Transfers of Players under Written Contract Between 01/11/2011 and 30/11/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Player profile: James Hurst". Premier League. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Portsmouth sign Man Utd and Arsenal target". The News. Portsmouth. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lið í móti". Football Association Of Iceland. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "West Brom sign Portsmouth full-back". BBC Sport. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cup skipper hails Hurst". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 2 December 2010. Archived from the original on 2 December 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Blackpool agree James Hurst loan from West Brom". BBC Sport. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "West Brom loan out James Hurst to Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Chesterfield sign James Hurst on loan from West Brom". BBC Sport. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Birmingham sign West Brom right-back James Hurst on loan". BBC Sport. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  11. ^ Tattum, Colin (3 October 2012). "Cardiff City 2, Birmingham City 1". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "James Hurst returns to The Hawthorns". Birmingham Mail. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "James Hurst til liðs við Val". Valur.is. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.crawleytownfc.com/news/article/james-hurst-signs-319696.aspx
  15. ^ "Northampton Town Sign James Hurst". Northampton Town FC. 17 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "James Hurst leaves Crawley Town". Crawley Town FC. 27 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Major transfer coup for the Pitmen". 2 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "TORQUAY UNITED: Gulls have full XI after Paul Cox snaps up James Hurst from Hednesford Town". Torquay Herald. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  19. ^ "TORQUAY UNITED: Club has 'suspended' James Hurst over 'alleged incident' over the weekend". Torquay Herald. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  20. ^ "James Hurst: Guiseley sign Torquay United defender". BBC Sport. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  21. ^ "James Hurst is a 'coup' for AFC Telford". Shropshire Star. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  22. ^ "Club statement". AFC Telford United. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  23. ^ "AFC Telford defender James Hurst argues with fans via Twitter". Shropshire Star. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  24. ^ "AFC Telford place James Hurst on the transfer list". Shropshire Star. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  25. ^ "James Hurst: Dover Athletic sign former West Brom full-back". BBC Sport. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  26. ^ "Dover Athletic 2-2 York City-BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  27. ^ "Games played by James Hurst in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  28. ^ "James Hurst" (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnusamband Íslands (Iceland Football Association). Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  29. ^ "Games played by James Hurst in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  30. ^ a b c "Games played by James Hurst in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  31. ^ a b "Games played by James Hurst in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

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