Josh Carson

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Josh Carson
Josh Carson 15-08-2015 1.jpg
Carson warming up for York City in 2015
Personal information
Full name Joshua Glyn Carson[1]
Date of birth (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Linfield
Number 24
Youth career
2009–2010 Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Ipswich Town 31 (5)
2013 York City (loan) 5 (0)
2013–2016 York City 75 (7)
2016– Linfield 11 (2)
National team
Northern Ireland U16 5 (1)
Northern Ireland U17 12 (4)
Northern Ireland U18 2 (1)
Northern Ireland U19 7 (1)
2010–2013 Northern Ireland U21 12 (0)
2011–2012 Northern Ireland 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:10, 2 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:10, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Joshua Glyn "Josh" Carson (born 3 June 1993) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or a winger for NIFL Premiership club Linfield.

Carson started his career with Ipswich Town's youth system in February 2009, before signing a professional contract in July 2010. He broke into the first team during the 2010–11 season, and was loaned to League Two club York City in March 2013. After being released by Ipswich, Carson joined York permanently in September 2013. He remained with York for three seasons before his release in 2016.

Club career[edit]

Ipswich Town[edit]

Born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Carson played for Greenisland Boys before joining the Ipswich Town academy in February 2009.[3] He signed a two-year professional contract at Portman Road in July 2010.[3] He made his debut for Ipswich in the home game against Scunthorpe United on 19 March 2011.[4] Carson scored his first two senior goals on his third senior appearance for Ipswich in a 2–1 victory against Crystal Palace, at Portman Road on 9 April 2011.[5] He added to his tally by netting his third goal within a week, as Ipswich beat Bristol City 1–0.[5]

Carson signed a new two-year contract, with the option of a further year, at Ipswich in February 2012.[6] He joined League Two side York City on a one-month loan on 14 March 2013,[7] making his debut in a 2–0 home defeat to Port Vale two days later.[8] Having made five appearances for York he was ruled out for the remainder of the season with a broken foot, returning to Ipswich at the end of his loan on 11 April 2013.[9] He was released by Ipswich after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent on 2 September 2013, following trials with Bristol City, Notts County and Hibernian.[10]

York City[edit]

Carson signed for York City permanently on a contract until the end of the 2013–14 season on 12 September 2013.[11] His second debut for the club came two days later as a 63rd minute substitute for Sander Puri in a 2–1 home defeat to Mansfield Town.[12] He scored his first goal for York in a 3–0 win away to Torquay United on 5 October 2013.[12] On 13 February 2014, Carson signed a contract extension until the end of the 2014/15 season.[13] He was released by York when his contract expired at the end of 2015–16.[14]

Linfield[edit]

On 3 August 2016, Carson joined NIFL Premiership club Linfield.[15]

International career[edit]

Carson has been capped at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-21 level for Northern Ireland.[2] He made his senior international debut on 24 May 2011 in a 5–0 away defeat to the Republic of Ireland.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Carson attended Parkhall College in Antrim, County Antrim.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Carson playing for York City in 2015
As of match played 17 February 2017
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
Ipswich Town 2010–11[5] Championship 9 3 0 0 0 0 9 3
2011–12[17] Championship 16 2 1 0 0 0 17 2
2012–13[8] Championship 6 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Total 31 5 1 0 1 0 33 5
York City (loan) 2012–13[8] League Two 5 0 5 0
York City 2013–14[12] League Two 31 4 1 1 0 0 32 5
2014–15[18] League Two 22 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
2015–16[19] League Two 22 1 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 25 1
Total 80 7 2 1 2 0 1 0 85 8
Linfield 2016–17[20] NIFL Premiership 11 2 1 0 0 0 1[b] 0 13 2
Career total 122 14 4 1 3 0 2 0 131 15
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in Scottish Challenge Cup

International[edit]

As of match played 15 August 2012[21]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Northern Ireland 2011 2 0
2012 2 0
Total 4 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile of Josh Carson". Irish Football Association. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Josh Carson". Pride of Anglia. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Carson and Lee-Barrett start". TWTD.co.uk. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Games played by Josh Carson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Josh Carson signs new Ipswich Town contract". BBC Sport. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "York City sign Ipswich midfielder Josh Carson on a month's loan". BBC Sport. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Games played by Josh Carson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  9. ^ Flett, Dave (9 April 2013). "Josh Carson ruled out of York City's relegation run-in". The Press. York. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Carson leaves Town". TWTD.co.uk. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Josh Carson signs for City". York City F.C. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c "Games played by Josh Carson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Josh Carson extends City deal". York City F.C. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  14. ^ Flett, Dave (10 May 2016). "Updated with Penn quotes: Dave Winfield, Russell Penn, Luke Summerfield and Michael Ingham offered new contracts at York City". The Press. York. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  15. ^ Fullerton, Gareth (3 August 2016). "Linfield sign Josh Carson and Stephen Fallon ahead of Saturday's Danske Bank Premiership kick-off". The News Letter. Belfast. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Another football talent emerges from Parkhall Integrated College". Antrim Times. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Josh Carson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Josh Carson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Josh Carson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "J. Carson". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Carson, Josh". National Football Teams. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 

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