Josh Yorwerth

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Josh Yorwerth
Josh Yorwerth.jpg
Yorwerth playing for Cardiff City in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Joshua Yorwerth
Date of birth (1995-02-28) 28 February 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Bridgend, Wales
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Peterborough United
Number 20
Youth career
2008–2015 Cardiff City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Cardiff City 0 (0)
2014Hereford United (loan) 0 (0[1])
2015–2016 Ipswich Town 0 (0)
2015–2016Crawley Town (loan) 24 (0)
2016–2018 Crawley Town 60 (4)
2016Merthyr Town (loan) 6 (2)
2018– Peterborough United 1 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Wales U17 5 (0)
2013–2014 Wales U19 7 (1)
2015–2016 Wales U21 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 August 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:59, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Joshua Yorwerth (born 28 February 1995) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a defender for Peterborough United.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Yorwerth was a member of the Cardiff City F.C. Academy, signing scholarship forms in 2008 at the age of 13. In 2014 stepped up to the under-21 development side and later joined Southern League side Hereford United on loan in November 2014,[2] scoring on his debut in a 3–1 win over Frome Town.[3] However the following month Hereford were forced into liquidation due to financial difficulties and they were removed from the league and their records for the season were expunged.[4] With four experienced centre-backs in the squad and competition from other youngsters Ben Nugent and Adedeji Oshilaja, Yorwerth found first team chances non-existent on his return to Cardiff and was not offered an extension to his contract in order to seek regular football elsewhere.

Yorwerth subsequently joined fellow Championship side Ipswich Town on a two-year contract with the option of a third.[5] He made his professional debut for Ipswich in a League Cup match against Stevenage on 11 August 2015, and scored in the 55th minute. The goal equalised for Ipswich, who went on to win 2–1.[6]

Crawley Town[edit]

Yorwerth joined League Two club Crawley Town on a one-month loan on 29 September 2015[7] and made his Football League debut against Newport County shortly afterwards.[8]

On 1 June 2016, after a successful spell with The Reds, preceding his contract expiry from Ipswich Town, Yorwerth joined Crawley Town on a one-year deal.[9]

On 8 October 2016, Yorwerth joined native Welsh side Merthyr Town on a 28-day loan after struggling to make an impression under Dermot Drummy at Crawley Town.[10][11] Three days later, Yorwerth made his debut in a 2–0 home victory over Dorchester Town.[12] In the following fixture, Yorwerth scored the equaliser in a 1–1 draw against Slough Town.[13] On 4 November 2016, after impressing with the Welsh side, Yorwerth's loan at Merthyr Town was extended until 4 January 2017.[14] However, days after his loan extension, Crawley decided to recall Yorwerth, after injuries to Mark Connolly and Joe McNerney.[15] On 30 May 2017, Yorwerth signed a new one-year deal at Crawley with an option of an extra year.[16]

Peterborough United[edit]

On 6 July 2018, Yorwerth joined League One side Peterborough United on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[17]

International career[edit]

Yorwerth has captained Wales at under-16 level and has also played for the under-17, under-19 and under-21 sides. Yorwerth scored on his debut for Wales under-21s in a 3–1 victory over Bulgaria.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Yorwerth was born in Bridgend, Wales and grew up in the nearby village of Brynmenyn. As a youngster he played youth football for local sides in Aberkenfig, where he was coached by his father Robert, and Pencoed. He attended Ynysawdre Comprehensive School.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 May 2018
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ipswich Town 2015–16 Championship 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 1
Crawley Town (loan) 2015–16 League Two 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
Crawley Town 2016–17 League Two 21 3 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 23 3
2017–18 League Two 39 1 0 0 1 0 3[a] 0 43 1
Total 60 4 0 0 1 0 5 0 66 4
Merthyr Town (loan) 2016–17 Southern League Premier Division 6 2 0 0 2[b] 1 8 3
Career totals 90 6 1 0 4 1 7 1 102 8
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hereford's records for the season were expunged following liquidation of the club meaning Yorwerth's official stats for the loan period were wiped out
  2. ^ "Meet the young Cardiff City stars who could break into Russel Slade's squad after the Bluebirds' January clear out". WalesOnline. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Sullivan targeting run to play-offs as wins go on". Hereford Times. 27 November 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Hereford United's Southern League record is expunged". North Devon Times. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Josh Yorwerth: Ipswich Town sign ex-Cardiff City defender". BBC Sport. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Ipswich v Stevenage". BBC Sport. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Josh Yorwerth: Crawley sign Ipswich defender on loan". BBC Sport. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  8. ^ "League Two: Newport County 0-3 Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Josh Yorwerth: Crawley Town sign defender on one-year deal". BBC Sport. 1 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Yorwerth signs for Martyrs". Merthyr Town Official Site. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Yorwerth goes on loan". Crawley Town Official Site. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  12. ^ "McLaggon nets brace as Dorchester are defeated by Martyrs". Dorchester Town Official Site. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Merthyr Town v Slough Town". Football Web Pages. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Yorwerth extends his loan with the Martyrs". Merthyr Town Official Site. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Yorwerth recalled from loan spell". Crawley Town Official Site. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Josh Yorwerth signs new contract". Crawley Town Official Site. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  17. ^ "JOSH YORWERTH JOINS PETERBOROUGH UNITED". Crawley Town Official Site. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Wales U21 3 Bulgaria U21 1". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Teen Josh Yorwerth is on the road to stardom". Wales Online. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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