John Miles (footballer)

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John Miles
Personal information
Full name John Francis Miles
Date of birth (1981-09-28) 28 September 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Bootle, England[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1999–2001 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Liverpool 0 (0)
2002 Stoke City 1 (0)
2002–2003 Crewe Alexandra 5 (1)
2003–2007 Macclesfield Town 121 (22)
2007–2010 Accrington Stanley 95 (6)
2008 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 12 (0)
2010–2011 Fleetwood Town 8 (0)
2011 Droylsden (loan) 12 (2)
2011–2012 Stockport County 14 (0)
2012 Altrincham 11 (0)
2012–2013 Warrington Town 9 (1)
2013–2014 Cammell Laird
Total 288 (32)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Francis Miles (born 28 September 1981) is an English footballer.

Career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

Miles, who is a Forward, was a product of the Liverpool Academy, and progressed as far as the reserve team,[2] but in 2002 he was told he had no future at the club.

Stoke City[edit]

He joined Stoke City in March 2002,[3] with a short-term contract until the end of the season. He only made one substitute appearance for the club in April replacing Bjarni Guðjónsson in a league match against Bristol City.[4] He was released by the club in the summer.

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

He subsequently moved to Crewe Alexandra, initially on a monthly contract[5] before signing on a season-long deal in October.[6] He made his club debut in August against Colchester.[7] He scored his only goal for Crewe on New Years Day in 2003 in a 2–0 win against Mansfield Town.[8] In total, he played nine games for Crewe, but struggled to establish himself in the first-team.

Macclesfield Town (loan)[edit]

In March 2003 he was loaned out to Macclesfield Town.[9][10] He scored four goals in eight games during his loan spell, including scoring on his club debut against Kidderminster Harriers[11] and twice in an away victory over Shrewsbury Town, where he scored the winning goal during injury time.[12]

Macclesfield Town[edit]

He joined Macclesfield in a permanent move in May 2003 after a successful trial[13][14] and he remained at Macclesfield until May 2007.[15]

Accrington Stanley[edit]

Although offered a new deal at Macclesfield in the summer of 2007, he rejected the contract[16] and opted to move to instead to league two rivals Accrington Stanley on a free transfer.[17]

MK Dons (loan)[edit]

On 24 January 2008 it was confirmed he had completed a loan move to Milton Keynes Dons with a view to a permanent deal,[18] re-uniting with his former Macclesfield boss Paul Ince, though after 12 games and no goals his loan spell ended and he returned to Accrington.[19] On his return from loan he still has one year left on his contract, but over the subsequent season he played regularly and in June 2009 re-signed for the club on a one-year contract extension.[20]

Fleetwood Town[edit]

In May 2010 he was offered a new contract by Stanley[21] but in June he signed for newly promoted Conference National side Fleetwood Town.[22]

Droylsden (loan)[edit]

During his time with Fleetwood he went on loan to Droylsden[23] He was not offered a new contract by Fleetwood at the end of the season and was released, along with a number of other players.[24]

Stockport County[edit]

In July 2011 he joined Stockport County[25] but was released by the club on 31 January 2012.[26]

Altrincham[edit]

His next move was to join Altrincham a few days later.[27][28] He was named man of the match on his club debut in February.[29] He was released by the club at the end of the season[30] having made 11 first-team appearances.

Warrington Town[edit]

In September 2012 he joined Warrington Town,[31] making his debut in a 6–1 away victory over New Mills[32] and scoring on his home debut three days later as they beat Curzon Ashton 3–2.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from John Miles profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2001–02 Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Crewe Alexandra 2002–03 Second Division 5 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 10 1
Macclesfield Town 2002–03 Third Division 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4
2003–04 Third Division 29 6 2 1 1 0 1 0 33 7
2004–05 League Two 30 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 36 3
2005–06 League Two 25 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 29 4
2006–07 League Two 30 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 32 4
Accrington Stanley 2007–08 League Two 16 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 19 0
2008–09 League Two 43 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 47 3
2009–10 League Two 36 3 4 1 2 0 3 0 45 4
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2007–08 League Two 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Fleetwood Town 2010–11 Conference National 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Stockport County 2011–12 Conference National 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Career Total 257 28 17 2 9 0 13 0 296 30
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy.

Honours[edit]

Milton Keynes Dons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Liverpool Reserves 3–4 Middlesbrough". Liverpool FC. 6 November 2001. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Transfers – March 2002". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bristol City 1 – 1 Stoke". BBC Sport. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "John's Miles of ambition". Crewe Chronicle. 3 October 2002. 
  6. ^ "Miles Signs for the Season". Crewe Mad. 16 October 2002. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Crewe 2 – 0 Colchester". BBC Sport. 17 August 2002. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Crewe 2 – 0 Mansfield". BBC Sport. 1 January 2003. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Silkmen bring in Haddrell". BBC Sport. 23 March 2003. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gradi test for Miles". BBC Sport. 8 April 2003. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Macclesfield 2–0 Kidderminster". ESPN. 29 March 2003. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Shrewsbury 2–3 Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 15 April 2003. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  13. ^ Purvis, Gary (6 May 2003). "Former Academy youngster joins Macclesfield". LFC Online. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "No targets for hot-shot Miles". Macclesfield Express. 6 August 2003. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  15. ^ Glendinning, Mike (23 May 2007). "Miles away". Macclesfield Express. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  16. ^ "Town trio pen new deals". football.co.uk. 20 June 2007. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "'I can be Miles better' says John". Accrington Observer. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  18. ^ "Stanley striker moves to MK Dons". BBC Sport. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "John Miles back at Accrington Stanley from MK Dons". Lancashire Telegraph. 19 June 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  20. ^ "Miles signs". Accrington Observer. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  21. ^ "Accrington Stanley offer new deals to 12". BBC Sport. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  22. ^ "Fleetwood Town sign John Miles and Paul Linwood". BBC Sport. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  23. ^ White, Andy (11 March 2011). "Fleetwood Loan Miles To Bloods". The Non-League Paper. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  24. ^ "Town players not offered new contracts". Fleetwood Town FC. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  25. ^ "Stockport County sign Miles, Fraughan and Nolan". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  26. ^ "4 Out and 3 Staying". Vital Football. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  27. ^ "Two in, One out at Altrincham". NonLeagueDaily.com. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  28. ^ "Player profile" John Miles". Altrincham FC. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  29. ^ "Walmsley blow for Alty". NonLeagueDaily.com. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  30. ^ "Sinnott starts to clear the decks". The Advertiser. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  31. ^ Watters, David. "Wire boss hails new 'quality' striker". Northern Premier League. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  32. ^ "New Mills 1 – 6 Warrington Town". Warrington Town FC. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  33. ^ "Warrington Town 3 – 2 Curzon Ashton". Warrington Town. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 

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