Luke Ashworth

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Luke Ashworth
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Ashworth while at Rotherham United
Personal information
Full name Luke Alexander Ashworth
Date of birth (1989-12-04) 4 December 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Bolton, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC United of Manchester
Youth career
2006–2008 Wigan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
2008 Leyton Orient (loan) 3 (0)
2009–2010 Leyton Orient 10 (0)
2010–2011 Rotherham United 9 (0)
2011 Harrogate Town 9 (1)
2011–2012 FC Halifax Town 13 (0)
2012–2014 Hyde 72 (2)
2014 Chester (loan) 3 (0)
2014– FC United of Manchester 98 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:48, 22 January 2017 (UTC).

Luke Alexander Ashworth (born 4 December 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a centre-back for FC United of Manchester.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, Ashworth made his professional debut during a loan period at Leyton Orient from his original club Wigan Athletic, in Orient's 4–2 Football League Trophy win against Southend United on 2 September 2008,[1] and his league debut eleven days later. He returned to Wigan on 3 November 2008.

He signed for Leyton Orient on a permanent basis in January 2009,[2] and scored his first professional goal for Orient in the FA Cup first round tie against Tranmere Rovers on 7 November 2009. On 23 June 2010, he left Orient on a free transfer and joined Rotherham United.[3] After his release from Rotherham in the summer of 2011, he played for Harrogate Town between 9 September and 13 December, after which he signed for Halifax in December on a non-contract basis.[4] He left the club in May 2012.[5]

Hyde[edit]

After being released from Halifax at the end of the season, he moved up a division to go and play at Conference National newcomers Hyde.[6] He made his debut for the club in the opening game of the 2012–13 season, in a 2–2 draw away at Braintree Town.[7]

In March 2014 he joined Chester on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season,[8] before moving to then-Northern Premier League Premier Division club FC United of Manchester in August 2014.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southend 2 Leyton Orient 4". BBC Sport. 2 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Orient put seal on Ashworth deal". BBC Sport. 14 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ashworth heads to Rotherham". Leytonorient.com. 23 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Aspin boosts squad". F.C. Halifax Town. 16 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ashworth leaves Shaymen". NonLeagueDaily.com. 29 May 2012. 
  6. ^ McNamee, Jamie (23 July 2012). "Cox and Ashworth Sign". FootballNews247. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Braintree Town 2 - 2 Hyde. Ashworth was named Player of the Season for the 2012–13 season.". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chester sign Andy Griffin, James Caton & Luke Ashworth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "FC United boosted by signing Hyde centre-back". F.C. United of Manchester. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 

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