Josh Earl (footballer)

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Josh Earl
Personal information
Full name Joshua John Francis Earl[1]
Date of birth (1998-10-24) 24 October 1998 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Southport, England
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
(on loan from Preston North End)
Number 3
Youth career
2007–2017 Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Preston North End 33 (0)
2017Lancaster City (loan) 6 (0)
2019–2020Bolton Wanderers (loan) 9 (0)
2020–Ipswich Town (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:25, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Joshua John Francis Earl (born 24 October 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for League One side Ipswich Town, on loan from Preston North End.

Career[edit]

Preston North End[edit]

Earl joined Preston North End at the age of nine and signed a scholarship in July 2015. He featured for the youth team as a defender midfielder and striker. He was also part of the side that reached the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals and scored two goals during the campaign.[3] Earl signed his first professional deal in April 2017.[4]

On 19 August 2017, Earl made his debut in a 1–0 win over Reading. He was called into the side after Greg Cunningham would be ruled out due to a recent injury.[5]

Lancaster City (loan)[edit]

On 24 March 2017, Earl joined Northern Premier League Division One North champions Lancaster City on loan for the remainder of the season.[6] Earl made his debut off the bench in a 3–0 win at Radcliffe Borough the following day.[7]

Bolton Wanderers (loan)[edit]

On 3 August 2019, Earl joined League One side Bolton Wanderers on loan until January 2020.[8] He made his debut in a 2–0 defeat at Wycombe Wanderers the same day but had to be substituted after 15 minutes due to an injury[9] which will keep him out of action for three months.[10] He returned to the bench on 19 October for Bolton's 1–3 defeat against Rochdale[11] and started in the next game, Bolton's first win of the season, on 22 October, a 2–0 away win against Bristol Rovers.[12]

Ipswich Town (loan)[edit]

On 13 January 2020, Earl joined League One side Ipswich Town on loan until the end of the 2019–20 season.[13] He made his debut on 8 February, featuring as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 loss to Sunderland.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 February 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Preston North End 2017–18[15] Championship 19 0 1 0 0 0 20 0
2018–19[16] Championship 14 0 0 0 2 0 16 0
Total 33 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 36 0
Lancaster City (loan) 2016–17 NPL Division One North 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Bolton Wanderers (loan) 2019–20[17] League One 9 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 11 0
Ipswich Town (loan) 2019–20[17] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 51 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 56 0
Notes
  1. ^ Appearance in the EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Lancaster City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL Released and Retained List 2017-18" (PDF). English Football League. p. 30. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Josh Earl". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Preston North End - First Team - Winger - Josh Earl". www.pnefc.net. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Preston North End Academy Trio Awarded Professional Deals". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Preston North End vs Reading on 19 Aug 17 - Match Centre - Preston North End". www.pnefc.net. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  6. ^ "New Signing: Josh Earl signs from PNE - News - Lancaster City FC Official Website". www.lancastercityfc.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  7. ^ "PNE loanee Earl impresses Lancaster boss". www.lep.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49221150
  9. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49135860
  10. ^ https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/17818135.josh-earl-connor-hall-miss-three-months-bolton/
  11. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50024219
  12. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50051040
  13. ^ Seddon, Dave (13 January 2019). "Preston North End defender Josh Earl joins Ipswich Town on loan". Lancashire Evening Post. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Sunderland 1-0 Ipswich Town". BBC Sport. 8 February 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Games played by Josh Earl in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Games played by Josh Earl in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Josh Earl in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 October 2019.

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