Joe Piggott

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Joe Piggott
Personal information
Full name Joe Piggott[1]
Date of birth (1999-06-23) 23 June 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Nantwich, England
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Youth career
0000–2014 Everton
2015–2017 Rochdale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Dundee United 0 (0)
2018 Warrington Town
2018– Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
2018Morecambe (loan) 6 (0)
2019Altrincham (loan) 6 (4)
2019Stockport County (loan) 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:18, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Joe Piggott (born 23 June 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays for EFL Championship club Wigan Athletic, as a forward. He made his senior debut for Dundee United in 2017, and has also played for Warrington Town and spent time on loan with Morecambe, Altrincham and Stockport County.

Club career[edit]

Born in Nantwich,[2] Piggott had spells with Rochdale and the club he supported, Everton,[2] before joining Scottish Championship club Dundee United in September 2017.[3] He went onto make his first-team debut for United in a Scottish Challenge Cup tie against Alloa Athletic, playing for 71 minutes in a 3–1 victory.[4]

After one further first team appearance for Dundee United, Piggott was released and returned to England, joining Northern Premier League club Warrington Town in January 2018.[5] He scored an equalising goal on his debut in an FA Trophy defeat to National League South club Wealdstone.[6] Four days later, he scored two goals against Matlock Town.[7] Piggott's form at Warrington led to a transfer to EFL Championship club Wigan Athletic in August 2018.[8]

After playing for Wigan's under-23 side in pre-season, Piggott was loaned to League Two club Morecambe until January 2019[9] and went onto make his debut during a 3–2 defeat to Bury.[10] Three days later, he scored his first goal for the club during an EFL Trophy defeat to Carlisle United, giving Morecambe a 2–1 lead in the 24th minute.[11]

Piggott joined National League North club Altrincham on loan in January 2019, scoring his first goals for the club in a 6-0 win over Curzon Ashton.[12][13] In September 2019 he went on loan again, joining Stockport County in the National League,[14] before returning to Wigan later that month.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 July 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dundee United 2017–18[16] Scottish Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 2 0
Morecambe (loan) 2018–19[16] League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 3[b] 1 9 1
Altrincham (loan) 2018–19[16] National League North 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Career total 12 4 0 0 0 0 5 1 17 5
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CLUB LIST OF REGISTERED PLAYERS" (PDF). EFL. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Q&A: Getting to know Warrington Town forward Joe Piggott". Cantilever Catch-Up. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Joe Piggott: Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon recruits striker". BBC Sport. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Dundee United vs. Alloa Athletic". Soccerway. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Double Boost For Warrington". Pitchero Non-League. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Wealdstone vs. Warrington Town". Soccerway. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Warrington Town see off Matlock thanks to Joe Piggott's brace". Warrington Guardian. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Joe Piggott". Wigan Athletic Official Site. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  9. ^ "JOE PIGGOTT JOINS ON LOAN". Morecambe Official Site. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Bury 3-2 Morecambe". BBC Sport. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Carlisle United vs. Morecambe". Soccerway. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  12. ^ https://www.wiganathletic.com/news/2019/january/development-squad-striker-joe-piggott-joins-altrincham-on-youth-loan/
  13. ^ "Curzon Thr-Ashton as Robins hit hosts for six". Messenger Newspapers. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  14. ^ "National League news - September 2019". 27 September 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  15. ^ Kendrick, Paul (17 September 2019). "Patience is what we need insists Wigan Athletic skipper Morsy". Wigan Today. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  16. ^ a b c Joe Piggott at Soccerway

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