Matt McClure (footballer)

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Matt McClure
Personal information
Full name Matthew Glen McClure[1]
Date of birth (1991-11-17) 17 November 1991 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Slough, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Aldershot Town
Number 10
Youth career
Crystal Palace
2008–2010 Wycombe Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Wycombe Wanderers 110 (24)
2009 Burnham (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Wealdstone (loan) 8 (4)
2011 Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 1 (1)
2015–2016 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 (4)
2016– Aldershot Town 39 (9)
National team
Northern Ireland U19
2012 Northern Ireland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:56, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Matthew Glen McClure (born 17 November 1991) is a professional footballer who plays for Aldershot Town in the National League as a striker. He has also represented Northern Ireland at under-21 and under-19 level.

Club career[edit]

McClure started his career in the Wycombe Wanderers youth team and had spells at Burnham and Wealdstone on work experience deals during the 2009–10 season. He made his Wycombe first team debut as a late substitute against Shrewsbury Town on 25 September 2010.[3] On 12 August 2011 McClure joined Hayes & Yeading on a month's loan.[4] He scored nine minutes into his debut against Alfreton Town, but later suffered a dislocated ankle, leaving him out of action for several months.[5] After returning from injury, McClure scored his first professional goal for Wycombe in a 4–1 defeat to Scunthorpe United on 3 March 2012.[6]

On 20 November 2012, McClure scored two goals as Wycombe beat Rotherham United 3–2 at the New York Stadium.[7] The following week he scored 2 more goals in a 3–0 home win against Burton Albion.[8]

On 15 December 2012, McClure scored Wycombe's second goal in a 2–0 win over Accrington Stanley. Later in the match he was sent off for a second bookable offence.[9]

On 3 March 2015, McClure came on as a substitute in the 68th minute in place of Sam Saunders in an eventual 2–1 away win at Tranmere Rovers, but was given a straight red card 70 seconds after coming on for elbowing Adam Dugdale.[10] Later that year he was released by Wycombe.

On July 16, 2015 McClure signed for fellow League 2 side Dagenham & Redbridge.

International career[edit]

McClure made his debut for the Northern Ireland under-19 team against Switzerland in April 2009.[11] He received his first call-up to the Northern Ireland under-21 squad on 3 May 2012, for the European U21 Championship qualifier against Macedonia,[12] and made his debut on 10 May 2012 as an 86th-minute substitute.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 6 May 2017.
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
Wycombe Wanderers 2009–10[14] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[15] League Two 8 0 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 11 0
2011–12[16] League One 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
2012–13[17] League Two 27 11 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 28 11
2013–14[18] League Two 36 7 3 0 0 0 2[a] 2 41 9
2014–15[19] League Two 27 5 2 0 1 0 2[b] 0 32 5
Total 110 24 6 0 1 0 7 2 124 26
Burnham (loan) 2009–10[20] SL Division One Midlands 1 0 1 0
Wealdstone (loan) 2009–10[21] IL Premier Division 8 4 8 4
Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 2011–12[16] Conference Premier 1 1 1 1
Dagenham & Redbridge 2015–16[22] League Two 20 4 1 0 1 0 2[a] 1 24 5
Aldershot Town 2016–17[23] National League 39 9 1 0 4[c] 1 44 10
Career total 179 42 8 0 2 0 13 4 202 46
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in League Two play-offs, one in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Two appearances and one goal in FA Trophy, one appearance in National League Play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Retained List". The Football League. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Matt McClure". 11v11. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wycombe 2–2 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "McClure joines Hayes on loan". Wycombe Wanderers F. C. official website. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Striker undergoes surgery". Wycombe Wanderers F. C. official website. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Scunthorpe vs Wycombe". Wycombe Wanderers F. C. official website. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rotherham 2–3 Wycombe". BBC Sport. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20374806
  9. ^ "Accrington vs Wycombe". BBC Sport. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Tranmere 1-2 Wycombe". BBC Sport. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Call Up For McClure". Wycombe Wanderers. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "McClure Earns U21 Call-Up". Wycombe Wanderers. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "U21s beaten by late penalty". Irish FA. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Matt McClure in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Matt McClure in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Matt McClure in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Matt McClure in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Matt McClure in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Matt McClure in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Matt McClure - Aylesbury United". Aylesbury United. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Matt McClure - Wealdstone". Wealdstone F.C. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Matt McClure in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Matt McClure in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 

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