Matthew Dolan (footballer)

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Matthew Dolan
Personal information
Full name Matthew Alexander Dolan[1]
Date of birth (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Hartlepool, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Yeovil Town
Number 4
Youth career
Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Middlesbrough 0 (0)
2013 Yeovil Town (loan) 7 (1)
2013–2014 Hartlepool United (loan) 19 (2)
2014 Bradford City (loan) 11 (0)
2014–2015 Bradford City 13 (0)
2014 Hartlepool United (loan) 2 (0)
2015– Yeovil Town 75 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:02, 22 April 2017 (UTC).

Matthew Alexander Dolan (born 11 February 1993) is an English footballer who plays for Yeovil Town. Dolan is primarily a midfielder, but is also comfortable in defence.

Career[edit]

Dolan began his career at Middlesbrough and in July 2010 was awarded a four-year professional contract with the club, and is currently captain of their U21 side.[2]

On 4 January 2013, Dolan joined Football League One side Yeovil Town on a months loan deal,[3] and made his debut as a substitute in their Football League Trophy area semi-final defeat against Leyton Orient.[4] He played his first League One match for the club in the 2–0 win at Sheffield United.[5] Dolan only managed five appearances for Yeovil in his first spell on loan before returning to the Riverside due to injury.[6] On 27 March 2013, Dolan unexpectedly returned to Yeovil for a second loan spell this time until the end of the 2012–13 season.[7] On 29 March 2013, Dolan made his first appearance of his second loan spell for Yeovil as a second-half substitute in a goalless draw against Walsall.[8] On 1 April, he scored his first goal in professional football in the 2–1 away win at Notts County, with a goal scored direct from a free kick.[9] Dolan appeared as a second-half substitute in the 2013 League One play-off Final as Yeovil beat Brentford 2–1 to secure promotion to the Football League Championship.[10] Dolan returned to Middlesbrough having made 9 appearances for Yeovil in a loan spell hampered by injuries.

In August 2013, Dolan joined his home-town team Hartlepool United on a one-month loan deal, linking up with former Middlesbrough coaches Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett. This loan was extended in October.[11] Dolan then scored his first goal for the club, in a 3–1 win over Wimbledon on 22 October 2013.[12] This was followed up his second came on 26 December 2013, in a 1–1 draw against Chesterfield.[13] Dolan returned to Hartlepool United in January after making 20 appearance and scoring twice for the club.[14]

Under the management of Aitor Karanka, Dolan was the among players to be offload as part of Karanka's reducing the squad size.[15] So on 1 September Dolan agreed to join Bradford City on loan until the end of the season.[16] After making eleven appearance, it announced on 16 May 2014, Dolan agreed to join Bradford City on a one-year contract.[17]

He moved on loan to Hartlepool United on 27 November 2014. He only made 2 appearances when he was recalled to Bradford City due to an injury.[18]

Following his release from Bradford City, Dolan agreed to sign for League Two side Yeovil Town on a two-year deal from the 1 July 2015.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 April 2017.[20]
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
Yeovil Town (loan) 2012–13[21] League One 7 1 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 9 1
Hartlepool United (loan) 2013–14[22] League Two 19 2 3 0 0 0 2[b] 0 24 2
Bradford City (loan) 2013–14[22] League One 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Bradford City 2014–15[23] League One 13 0 1 0 2 0 1[b] 0 17 0
Bradford City total 24 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 27 0
Hartlepool United (loan) 2014–15[23] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Yeovil Town 2015–16[24] League Two 39 3 3 0 1 0 4[b] 0 47 3
2016–17[25] League Two 36 4 2 0 2 1 5[c] 0 45 5
Yeovil Town total 82 8 5 0 3 1 11 0 101 9
Career total 127 10 9 0 5 1 14 0 155 11
  1. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, one in League One play-offs
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Yeovil Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Details: Matthew Dolan". English National Football Archive. 
  2. ^ "Matthew Dolan". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Matthew Dolan: Yeovil Town sign Middlesbrough defender on loan". BBC Sport. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Leyton Orient 1–0 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sheffield United 0–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Middlesbrough midfielder Matt Dolan may have played final Yeovil Town game". Western Gazette. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Matthew Dolan: Yeovil bring back Middlesbrough midfielder". BBC Sport. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Yeovil 0–0 Walsall". BBC Sport. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Notts County 1–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Brentford 1–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Matthew Dolan: Hartlepool extend loan of Middlesbrough midfielder". BBC Sport. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hartlepool United 3-1 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Chesterfield 1-1 Hartlepool United". BBC Sport. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Dolan Returns To Middlesbrough". Hartlepool United F.C. 9 January 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Middlesbrough: Aitor Karanka wants squad size reduced". BBC Sport. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Dolan deal in place". Bradford City A.F.C. 6 February 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "DOLAN SIGNED UP". Bradford City A.F.C. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/sport/sportbcfc/11631746.Bradford_City_midfielder_returns_to_Hartlepool_on_loan/
  19. ^ "Matt Dolan: Yeovil Town sign midfielder". BBC Sport. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Matthew Dolan". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Matthew Dolan in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Matthew Dolan in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Matthew Dolan in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Matthew Dolan in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Matthew Dolan in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 

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