Josh Parker

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Josh Parker
Personal information
Full name Joshua Parker[1]
Date of birth (1990-12-01) 1 December 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Slough, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Gillingham
Youth career
Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Queens Park Rangers 5 (0)
2010 AFC Wimbledon 2 (0)
2010 Northampton Town (loan) 3 (0)
2010 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
2011–2012 Oldham Athletic 13 (0)
2012 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 8 (0)
2012–2013 Oxford United 15 (0)
2013–2014 Domžale 42 (14)
2015–2016 Red Star Belgrade 12 (4)
2015 Aberdeen (loan) 7 (0)
2017 Wealdstone 1 (0)
2017– Gillingham 1 (1)
National team
2010– Antigua and Barbuda[2] 24 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:22, 11 February 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Joshua "Josh" Parker (born 1 December 1990) is an English-born Antiguan footballer who plays as a winger for Gillingham.

Career[edit]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

Parker started his career at Queens Park Rangers (QPR). In January 2010 he joined Conference National club AFC Wimbledon on loan.[3][4] He made just two substitute appearances for the club. On 10 April 2010 he made his League Championship debut, replacing Adel Taarabt as a last-minute substitute, in a 2–0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.[5] He got his first start two weeks later in a 1–0 win at Barnsley.[6] At the end of the season, manager Neil Warnock offered the youngster a new one-year deal.[7] In October 2010, he joined League Two club Northampton Town on a month-long loan.[8] He made only three appearances for the club and returned to QPR a week before the end of his contract.[9] Parker then joined Wycombe Wanderers on 23 November 2010 on a three-month loan deal and made his debut on the same night against Torquay United, coming on as a second-half substitute. His loan spell was cut short when he suffered a stress fracture in his left foot while on international duty with Antigua and Barbuda. He returned to QPR but failed to make another appearance and was released at the end of the season following their promotion to the Premier League.

Oldham Athletic[edit]

Parker signed a one-year contract at Oldham Athletic on 5 August 2011 following a successful trial period and made his competitive club debut on the first day of the 2011–12 season, as a substitute in the Football League match against Sheffield United.[10] On 8 March 2012, Parker joined Football League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on loan.[11]

He was released by Oldham at the end of the 2011–12 season, along with eight other players.[12]

Oxford United[edit]

In December 2012 he signed on non-contract terms for Oxford United.[13] He was released by the club in May 2013 after 15 league appearances without a goal.[14]

Domžale and Red Star Belgrade[edit]

He signed with Slovenian side Domžale in June 2013. After a year and a half in the Slovenian First League, he moved to Serbian SuperLiga side Red Star Belgrade. On 8 January 2015 he signed a 2-year contract with Red Star.[15]

On 20 August 2015, he signed a short-term loan deal with Aberdeen until January 2016.[16]

Gillingham[edit]

After a brief spell with Wealdstone of the National League South, on 28 January 2017 Parker signed a contract with League One side Gillingham until the end of the 2016–17 season.[17][18] He scored in his first appearance for the side in a friendly against Belgian side Patro Eisden Maasmechelen and again on his full debut against Port Vale in the league, coming on as a substitute to score a 95th-minute equaliser.[19][20]

International career[edit]

Parker is eligible to represent Antigua and Barbuda. In November 2010, he received a call-up and accepted an invitation along with his former QPR teammate Mikele Leigertwood to play for the national team in the Caribbean Championship qualifiers being hosted in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda on 10–14 November.[21] Parker won his first cap in a 2–1 victory over Suriname on 10 November 2010, playing the full 90 minutes. He was part of Antigua and Barbuda team at the 2010 and 2014 Caribbean Cup. He was made captain of the side in 2015.[22]

International goals[edit]

Score and result list Antigua and Barbuda's goal tally first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 October 2014 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva  Saint Lucia 2–1 2–1 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
2. 14 June 2015 Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound  Saint Lucia 1–0 4–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 14 June 2015 Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound  Saint Lucia 3–1 4–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 23 March 2016 Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound  Aruba 1–0 2–1 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 February 2017.
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queens Park Rangers 2009–10 Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010–11 Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
AFC Wimbledon (loan) 2009–10 Conference Premier 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 3 0
Northampton Town (loan) 2010–11 League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2010–11 League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Oldham Athletic 2011–12 League One 13 0 2 0 1 0 2[b] 0 18 0
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2011–12 League Two 8 0 8 0
Oxford United 2012–13 League Two 15 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 16 0
Domžale 2013–14 Slovenian PrvaLiga 25 11 3 1 2[c] 0 30 12
2014–15 Slovenian PrvaLiga 17 3 3 2 20 5
Total 42 14 6 3 2 0 50 17
Red Star Belgrade 2014–15 Serbian SuperLiga 9 2 0 0 9 2
2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga 3 2 0 0 2[c] 0 5 2
Total 12 4 0 0 2 0 14 4
Aberdeen (loan) 2015–16 Scottish Premiership 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Wealdstone 2016–17 National League South 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gillingham 2016–17 League One 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Career total 109 19 8 3 3 0 8 0 127 21
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

Come Dine With Me[edit]

In March 2016, he was a contestant on Channel 4's Couples Come Dine with Me (Season 3, Episode 33) which was filmed in Aberdeen during his time on loan.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2010 and 31/07/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Parker, Josh". http://www.national-football-teams.com/. Retrieved 5 September 2015.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Murtagh, Jacob (29 January 2010). "Dons snap up QPR ace". Surrey Herald. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "AFC Wimbledon sign striker Josh Parker on loan from QPR". BBC Sport. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Crystal Palace 0–2 QPR". BBC Sport. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Barnsley vs QPR". qpr.co.uk. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Queens Park Rangers' Josh Parker signs new contract". BBC Sport. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Parker pens Sixfields move". ntfc.co.uk. 1 October 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Parker back at QPR". ntfc.co.uk. 25 October 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Oldham 0–2 Sheffield Utd". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Daggers Snap Up Parker". Daggers.co.uk. Dag&Red. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Latics Release Nine Players". Oldham Athletic AFC. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Striker joins the U's". Oxford United FC. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Retained List". www.oufc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  15. ^ Parker: Pre dolaska u Sloveniju bio sam desni bek, sa Zvezdom do titule at Večernje novosti, 8-1-2015 (Serbian)
  16. ^ Forward Josh Parker joins Aberdeen on loan BBC Sport
  17. ^ "Former QPR man Josh Parker joins Wealdstone - West London Sport". West London Sport. 2017-01-15. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  18. ^ "JOSH PARKER SIGNS FOR THE GILLS". Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  19. ^ "Gillingham 3 Patro Eisden Maasmechelen 1 - match report". Kent Online. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  20. ^ "Gillingham 1-1 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 2017-02-11. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  21. ^ "Hosts Antigua-Barbuda confident as Caribbean Cup Group G kicks off". Caribbean News Now!. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  22. ^ "TD lauds public for Benna Boys' support". Antigua Observer Newspaper. 2015-06-17. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  23. ^ "Couples Come Dine with Me: Season 3, Episode 33". Channel 4. 23 March 2016. 

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