Jonathan Bond

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Jonathan Bond
Jonathan Bond 140503 Watford v Huddersfield-87.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Henry Bond[1]
Date of birth (1993-05-19) 19 May 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Hemel Hempstead, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 1
Youth career
2010–2011 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Watford 22 (0)
2011 Brackley Town (loan) 7 (0)
2011 Brackley Town (loan) 8 (0)
2011 Forest Green Rovers (loan) 4 (0)
2012 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 5 (0)
2012 Bury (loan) 6 (0)
2015– Reading 14 (0)
2016–2017 Gillingham (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2009 Wales U17 6 (1)
2010–2011 Wales U19 8 (0)
2014 England U20 2 (0)
2013–2015 England U21 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:27, 7 November 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:40, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Jonathan Henry Bond (born 19 May 1993) is an English footballer who plays for Reading as a goalkeeper. Bond has played internationally for Wales at under-17 and under-19 levels; he has also been called up to the under-21 and senior teams and the England under-21 squad having chosen to change his international allegiance in 2013.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Watford[edit]

Bond came through the academy system at Watford featuring in the youth and reserve teams at Vicarage Road. During the 2010–11 season Bond featured on the substitutes bench for Watford several times as cover for the injured Rene Gilmartin and also spent time on loan at Brackley Town.

In August 2011, Bond again joined Brackley Town on loan to receive some playing experience.[2] On his return to Watford, Bond was again sent out on loan to Conference National side Forest Green Rovers on 4 November 2011 for a month.[3] Bond made his Forest Green debut the next day in a 4–1 win against Alfreton Town.[4] In total Bond made four appearances for Forest Green in his loan spell and was recalled a week early by Watford.[5]

On his return to Watford, Bond acted as deputy goalkeeper to Scott Loach on the substitutes bench in the Championship and on 2 January 2012 made his first team debut replacing Loach who had been sent off in a 2–0 loss against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.[6]

On 23 February 2012, Bond joined League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a monthlong loan deal.[7] He then joined Bury on loan until the end of the season[8] and made his debut in the 3–0 defeat at Brentford on 7 April.

After starting Watford's FA Cup defeat to Manchester City on 5 January 2013, Bond made his home league debut in a 2–1 win over Derby County on 23 February 2013 after coming on for the injured Manuel Almunia. Bond made his first league start against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 1 March 2013. He then continued to deputise with starts against Sheffield Wednesday on 5 March 2013, Blackpool on 9 March 2013, Barnsley on 16 March 2013 and once more versus Burnley on 29 March 2013 – all in place of the injured Almunia. With Almunia not back to fitness, Bond made his sixth consecutive start on 2 April 2013 against Hull City in a 1–0 win, keeping his first clean sheet in a man of the match performance.

Bond deputised in the final league game of the season against Leeds United on 4 May 2013 after Almunia was injured in the warm-up. Bond then suffered a serious injury of his own after a horrible collision with Ikechi Anya and Dominic Poleon which forced him off on a stretcher.

Reading[edit]

On Saturday 4 July 2015, Bond signed for Reading on a three-year deal from Watford for an undisclosed fee.[9]

Gillingham loan[edit]

On 26 August 2016, Bond joined Gillingham on loan until 7 January 2017.[10][11]

International[edit]

Bond has made international appearances for Wales at under-17 level, and scored the winning goal in Wales' 2–1 Uefa Under-17 Championship qualifying match against Russia in 2009. He later progressed to under-19 level,[12] and has been called up to under-21 squads.[13] In 2010, aged 17, Bond was called up to the full Wales squad for two Euro 2012 qualifying matches,[14] although he did not play in the games.[13]

In spite of his caps for Wales, the FAW stated on 19 July 2013 that Bond had chosen to transfer to the English national pool[15] and was called into the English under-21 squad in August 2013.[16] He made his debut for the England under-21's on 19 November, replacing Jack Butland at half-time in a 9–0 win against San Marino.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 22 October 2016[18]
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
Watford 2009–10 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 10 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total 22 0 5 0 6 0 0 0 33 0
Forest Green Rovers (loan) 2011–12 Conference Premier 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2011–12 League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Bury (loan) 2011–12 League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Reading 2015–16 Championship 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Gillingham (loan) 2016–17 League One 7 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
Career total 58 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 70 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 25. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Player News: Bond to Brackley". watfordfc.com. 15 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign Watford goalkeeper Bond". BBC Sport. 4 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Forest Green 4–1 Alfreton Town". BBC Sport. 5 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Reading keeper Simon Locke joins Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 2 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Portsmouth 2–0 Watford". BBC Sport. 2 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge sign Jonathan Bond and Ben Reeves". BBC Sport. 23 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Bury sign Watford goalkeeper John Bond on loan". BBC Sport. 22 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Goalkeeper Bond signs for Royals". Reading FC. 4 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Gills sign Championship goalkeeper". Gillingham F.C. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Bond heading to Priestfield on loan". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign Watford goalkeeper Bond". BBC Sport. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Boss Brian Flynn eyes new Wales U21 talent". BBC Sport. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  14. ^ Smith, Frank (1 October 2010). "Watford's 17-year-old goalkeeper called up to full Wales squad". Watford Observer. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  15. ^ http://www.faw.org.uk/news/FAW91640.ink
  16. ^ Allnutt, Thomas (8 August 2013) "Watford goalkeeper Jonathan Bond called up to England Under-21s squad for match against Scotland". Watford Observer. Retrieved 8 August 2013
  17. ^ "England U21 9–0 San Marino" BBC Sport. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  18. ^ Jonathan Bond at Soccerbase

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