Liam Trotter

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Liam Trotter
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Personal information
Full name Liam Antony Trotter[1]
Date of birth (1988-08-24) 24 August 1988 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Ipswich, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bolton Wanderers
Number 17
Youth career
000?–2006 Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Ipswich Town 22 (2)
2006 Millwall (loan) 2 (0)
2008 Grimsby Town (loan) 15 (2)
2009 Scunthorpe United (loan) 12 (1)
2010 Millwall (loan) 23 (1)
2010–2014 Millwall 125 (22)
2014 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 16 (1)
2014– Bolton Wanderers 47 (4)
2015–2016 Nottingham Forest (loan) 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:31, 21 March 2017 (UTC).

Liam Antony Trotter (born 24 August 1988) is an English professional footballer who currently plays in midfielder for Bolton Wanderers.

He has previously played for Ipswich Town, Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United and Millwall.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Ipswich, Trotter was educated at Northgate High School, in Ipswich, which he left in 2004. There he was a member of the school football team, and also studied P.E. to GCSE level.


Ipswich Town[edit]

Trotter started out in the Felixstowe and District youth league, where he played for numerous clubs before being scouted for Ipswich. Trotter was one of the players to appear in the FA Youth Cup victory in 2005, where they beat Southampton 3–2 over two legs. He made his league debut in Joe Royle's last game in charge against Plymouth, at Home Park on 30 April 2006, coming on for Ian Westlake with 10 minutes to go. He signed his first professional contract with Ipswich Town on 30 August 2006. Trotter immediately moved to Millwall on a three-month loan deal until December 2006 to gain first team experience.

Since returning from the loan, he came on as a substitute in the 80th minute for Jaime Peters in the 1–0 FA Cup Fifth Round defeat at Watford, on 17 February 2007. Trotter made his second league appearance against Colchester at Portman Road on 24 October 2007, coming on for Billy Clarke, with the score at 1–1. He then went on to score, as Ipswich won 3–1. He scored his second goal for Ipswich against Burnley in the second league game of the 2008–09 season-the first in a 3–0 win. Just days after signing his first professional contract for Ipswich Town, Trotter was sent out on loan to Millwall. Whilst with Millwall, Trotter made two league appearances, but scored in neither. In January 2010 he rejoined Millwall for a second loan period.[2]

Trotter signed on loan for Grimsby Town on 18 September 2008, with Grimsby caretaker manager Stuart Watkiss bringing Trotter to the club for an initial month, which was extended to a three-month stay as the loan progressed. He made his debut on 19 September against Morecambe. After holding down a place in the first team, Trotter helped Grimsby by scoring in the clubs 2–0 win over Bury, which was Grimsby's first league win of the 2008–09 campaign. He settled down as well under new Grimsby boss Mike Newell and was regularly played in the centre of midfield along with Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala. He returned to Ipswich on 22 December after playing his final game for the Mariners against Aldershot Town two days previously. On 5 February 2009, Trotter joined Scunthorpe United on trial with a view to a loan deal. The loan was confirmed on 23 February.[3] Trotter made his debut for the Iron coming on as sub for Sam Togwell in the defeat at Southend United. His first goal for the Iron came against Northampton Town a header from a corner, he made the bench for the first leg of the League One play-off semi final, against Milton Keynes Dons, he did not however make an appearance, he played all of first time and extra time however at stadium:MK in the second leg, scoring a penalty in the shootout which Scunthorpe won 7–6. In the summer transfer window following this, he was suspect to a bid from Scunthorpe but chose to stay with Ipswich Town signing a new one-year contract.


On 24 June 2010, Trotter officially signed his two-year contract with Millwall, after initially being at the club for his second loan spell.[4] On 25 September, he was sent off against Cardiff for high studs. He scored eight goals in Millwall's return to the Championship in the 2010–11 season.

Despite many injuries Trotter finished the 2011–12 season with seven goals including a brace against Doncaster Rovers at home and a goal in the major rivalry between Millwall and West Ham United at The Boleyn Ground. He also scored a goal at Portman Road against his former club Ipswich Town.

On 31 January 2014, Trotter joined Bolton Wanderers on loan for the remainder of the season.

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

On 12 May 2014, Bolton Wanderers confirmed that Trotter would join them on a three-year contract on 1 July after a successful loan spell at the end of the 2013–14 season. He scored his first Bolton goal as an official Bolton player in a 4–2 loss to Rotherham United[5]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 24 October 2015, Liam Trotter joined Nottingham Forest initially on a one-month loan but the deal extended to a two-month loan. The midfielder is expected to return to Bolton Wanderers in January. He made his full debut for Forest on the day he joined The Reds against Ipswich Town. He scored near the end of the match on his debut and helped Forest draw 1–1 against Ipswich Town at the City Ground.[6]


Ipswich Town


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
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  3. ^ "Scunthorpe loan Trotter and Mills". BBC Sport. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Trotter deal done". Millwall F.C. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bolton Wanderers to sign Liam Trotter". Bolton Wanderers FC. 12 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Nottingham Forest 1–1 Ipswich Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 

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