Joe Nuttall

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Joe Nuttall
Personal information
Full name Joseph Andre Nuttall[1]
Date of birth (1997-01-27) 27 January 1997 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Bury, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Blackpool
Number 24
Youth career
2013–2015 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Aberdeen 2 (0)
2016–2017Stranraer (loan) 9 (2)
2017Dumbarton (loan) 2 (0)
2017–2019 Blackburn Rovers 28 (5)
2019– Blackpool 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:03, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Joseph Andre Nuttall (born 27 January 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Blackpool.

Career[edit]

Manchester City[edit]

Nuttall began his career in the Manchester City academy in 2013.[3][4]

Aberdeen[edit]

During the summer of 2015, Aberdeen completed the signing of the then-teenage Nuttall on a two-year deal. A product of the City youth academy, he first spent a spell training with the club at the end of the 2014–15 season. He made his debut for the Dons' U-20s against Dundee United on 1 September 2015.[citation needed] He scored his first goal in the Youth Cup win over Fraserburgh at Pittodrie, and later scored against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[citation needed]

Nuttall made his professional debut for Aberdeen as an 81st-minute substitute in a league match against Heart of Midlothian on 16 May 2016.[5]

Loan spells[edit]

On 10 November 2016, Nuttall moved to Stranraer on a 28-day loan.[6] He scored on his debut for the club in a 3–2 loss to Albion Rovers and then scored again in a 3–1 win against Stenhousemuir.[7] On 6 December 2016, Stranraer extended his loan deal until 18 January.[8] After returning to Aberdeen he joined Dumbarton on 31 March 2017, on an emergency loan until the end of the season.[9] Nuttall's contract expired in May 2017, resulting in his leaving Aberdeen without making any significant impact in the first team.[10]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

On 11 July, Nuttall joined Blackburn Rovers on trial, and played in a pre-season Rovers development team game against Darwen; he scored a hat-trick in a 5–0 Rovers victory.[11] The next week he scored two goals for the Rovers development team against Ramsbottom United.[12] Nuttall made his senior first-team debut coming on as a substitute in the second half of a pre-season game against Morecambe on 21 July 2017.[13] The next day, Blackburn announced he had signed a 12-month contract with an option for a further 12 months.[citation needed]

In August 2017, Nuttall made his first-team debut as a substitute and scored the only goal for Blackburn in a 2017–18 EFL Trophy victory against Stoke City U-21s.[14]

On 31 October, Nuttall made his league debut coming on in the second half against Fleetwood Town and scored again. He also came off the bench in the FA Cup against Barnet and scored, making it three goals in his first four appearances for Rovers.

Premier League 2[edit]

After arriving on trial in July, Nuttall went on to contribute 14 goals in 15 appearances and gained two assists. It was after ten goals in seven games midway through October for the development squad that Nuttall was promoted into the first team, before dropping back down into the development squad towards the end of January 2018. On 12 May Nuttall was one of seven players nominated for Premier League 2 Player of the Season. Also on this list were Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, Lukas Nmecha and Harry Wilson. Also, despite his 13 appearances in the Blackburn first team, Nuttall finished as the Premier League 2's second-top goalscorer with 14 goals, behind Lukas Nmecha's 15 strikes.

2017–18 season[edit]

In Nuttall's breakthrough season, the striker went on to make 13 appearances for the Blackburn Rovers first-team squad. In that time, Nuttall scored two goals, the first on his debut against Fleetwood in a 2-2 draw and his second coming three weeks later on 21 November in a 4-2 win over Oxford united. He would go on to make ten more appearances and help Blackburn get promoted back to the Championship at the first time of asking. He also scored three more goals in both league and cup competitions.

Blackpool[edit]

On 1 August 2019, Nuttall joined Blackpool for an undisclosed fee.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of matches played up to 5 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aberdeen 2015–16[16] Scottish Premiership 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2016–17[17] 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Stranraer (loan) 2016–17[17] Scottish League One 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Dumbarton (loan) 2016–17[17] Scottish Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Blackburn Rovers 2017–18[18] League One 13 2 3 1 0 0 3[b] 2 19 5
2018–19[19] Championship 15 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 18 3
Total 28 4 4 1 2 1 3 2 37 8
Career total 38 4 4 1 2 1 5 2 49 8
  1. ^ Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup with Aberdeen's U20 side
  2. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Blackburn Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League 2 and PDL Bulletin" (PDF). Premier League. p. 6. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Joe Nuttall". 11v11. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Manchester City striker Joe Nuttall joins Aberdeen after trial period". Mail Online. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Joe Nuttall player profile – Manchester City Academy – Manchester City FC". mcfc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  5. ^ Davie, Scott. "Aberdeen 0–1 Heart of Midlothian". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Striker Signs". Stranraer F.C. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  7. ^ "League 1:Stranraer 3 – 1 Stenhousemuir". spfl. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Nuttall Deal Extended". Stranraer F.C. 6 December 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  9. ^ Findlay, Alan (31 March 2017). "Signing News". Dumbarton FC. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Former Manchester City youth among five players released by Aberdeen as trio get new deals". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  11. ^ Rovers, Blackburn (11 July 2017). "AFC Darwen 0 Rovers u23s 5". Blackburn Rovers FC. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  12. ^ Rovers, Blackburn (19 July 2017). "Ramsbottom United 1 Rovers 4". Blackburn Rovers FC. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  13. ^ Rovers, Blackburn (21 July 2017). "Morecambe 1 Rovers 2". Blackburn Rovers FC. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Rovers v Stoke City u21 team news". rovers.co.uk. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Nuttall joins Blackpool". Blackburn Rovers Official Site. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Games played by Joe Nuttall in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  17. ^ a b c "Games played by Joe Nuttall in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by Joe Nuttall in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Games played by Joe Nuttall in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  20. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (2018). Football Yearbook 2018–2019. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 54–55. ISBN 978-1-4722-6106-9.