Josh Doherty

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Josh Doherty
Personal information
Full name Joshua Edward Doherty
Date of birth (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ards
Number 43
Youth career
2012–2014 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Watford 1 (0)
2016–2017 Leyton Orient 0 (0)
2016 Altrincham (loan) 3 (0)
2017– Ards 7 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Northern Ireland U17 6 (1)
2013–2014 Northern Ireland U19 3 (0)
2014– Northern Ireland U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, 3 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:26, 19 September 2016

Joshua Edward Doherty is a Northern Irish footballer who plays for NIFL Premiership side Ards. The full back, who can also play in midfield.

Career[edit]

Watford[edit]

A Watford youth products graduate, Doherty signed his first scholarships with the club in April 2012.[1]

Doherty made his debut on 3 May 2014, coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute in the 4–1 defeat against Huddersfield Town.[2] On 14 May 2014, Doherty signed his first professional contract after completing his scholarship.[3] However, his first team chances was soon limited, as well as, the club's reserve no longer available.[4]

On 3 June 2016, it was announced that Doherty would leave Watford upon his contract expiry.[5]

Leyton Orient[edit]

On 6 June 2016, Doherty joined League Two side Leyton Orient on a one-year deal.[6] On 13 September, Doherty joined National League North side Altrincham on a month's loan.[7] He was released by the club on 3 January 2017.[8]

International career[edit]

Having represented Northern Ireland U17[9] and Northern Ireland U19 levels,[10] Doherty was called by Northern Ireland U21.[citation needed] Doherty, who grew up in Newtownards where his family still live became known to football through his younger days playing for his home town Ards youth Fc now known as Ards Fc Academy. Josh, knowing his football talent was special, left school after completing his GCSE's to sign for the Watford Academy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Academy: Welcome to new scholars". Watford F.C. 14 April 2012. Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Watford 1 – 4 Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL: Doherty Signs Pro Contract". Watford FC. 14 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Watford youngster Josh Doherty accepts the club's young professionals will have to leave on loan in order to get first team football". Watford Observer. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "OFFICIAL: Hornets Confirm Retained & Released Players". Watford F.C. 3 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Leyton Orient sign Doherty and Weir". BBC. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "NEWS: Doherty heads out on loan". Leyton Orient F.C. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "NEWS: Duo leave the O's". Leyton Orient F.C. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "ACADEMY: International Update". Watford F.C. 14 September 2012. Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "NORTHERN IRELAND U19 SQUAD NAMED". Irish FA Official Website. 5 September 2013. Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 

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