Nat Wedderburn

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Nat Wedderburn
Personal information
Full name Nathaniel Carl Wedderburn[1]
Date of birth (1991-06-30) 30 June 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dunfermline Athletic
Number 8
Youth career
2005–2007 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Stoke City 0 (0)
2008–2009 Notts County (loan) 9 (0)
2009 Hereford United (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2012 Northampton Town 33 (0)
2012–2013 Corby Town 33 (1)
2013–2015 Cowdenbeath 63 (2)
2015–2016 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 15 (0)
2016– Dunfermline Athletic 14 (0)
National team
2009–2010 England U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:04, 10 March 2017 (UTC).

Nathaniel Carl Wedderburn (born 30 June 1991) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Dunfermline Athletic.

Career[edit]

Stoke City[edit]

Wedderburn won academy player of the year at Stoke City in his first season at the Potters, playing regularly with the youth team and reserves, he also travelled with the first team during this season but not making the bench. Second season as an academy player saw him take the captain's armband for the season, during this season he was named on the bench in every League cup game but not making his debut. After some impressive performances in Stoke's Academy[2] side which saw Wedderburn sign his first Professional contract at Stoke lasting 1 and a half years. After this, he moved to Notts County on loan.[3] Wedderburn made his league debut whilst on loan at Notts County on 6 December 2008, playing in the 1–0 home win over Morecambe. After extending his loan spell for the second time before 25 January 2009, his loan spell was, once again, extended until 3 March 2009.[4] He went on to make a further 9 league appearances for County before returning to Stoke in March 2009.

On 17 September 2009, Wedderburn was called up to the England Under 19 squad three European U19 Championship qualifiers in October 2009.[5] Wedderburn signed on loan for Hereford United in November 2009.[6] After making three appearance, Wedderburn return to his parent club.[7] Wedderburn was released by Stoke at the end of the 2009–10 season.[8]

Northampton Town[edit]

Following his release from Stoke, Wedderburn signed for League Two side Northampton Town on a two-year contract.[9] After joining the club, Wedderburn says Manager Ian Sampson was the reason he joined the "Cobblers".[10]

He made his debut for the club, on 14 August 2010, in a 1–1 draw with Accrington Stanley. In the second round of League Cup, Wedderburn made assist from the corner to allow Andy Holt equalise against Reading and the match would go in a penalty-shootout after a tie 3–13 in the regular time and kept after extra-time, but in the end, Northampton won 4–3 on penalties.[11] In 2010–11 season, Wedderburn made thirty-seven appearance in all competitions.

In 2011–12 season, under new manager Gary Johnson and Aidy Boothroyd, Wedderburn playing time was widely used, as he made two appearance. The main factor was suffering injuries like two sets of ruptured ankle ligaments, a hamstring injury and two calf strains.[12] After making a recovery from an ankle injury, Manager Johnson placed him on loan list to gain first team experience.[13] In January transfer Window, Wedderburn was expected to leave the club, but no avail.[14] Wedderburn was frozen out of the first team by Johnson; instead, spent time on the bench.[15] Wedderburn played his first match since September, in a 3–1 loss against Crawley Town on 17 April 2012 (this turns out to be his last appearance). After the match, he thought his Northampton's career had ended, having receiving bad luck in the 2011–12 season and delighted to make his return.[12]

In May 2012, Wedderburn was released from Northampton after being told his contract would not be renewed.[16]

Corby Town[edit]

On 13 August 2012, Corby Town, and former Northampton Town boss, Ian Sampson announced in a post match interview that he was hoping to secure the signing of Wedderburn before the start of the league season.[17]

Cowdenbeath[edit]

In July 2013, Wedderburn signed for Championship side Cowdenbeath after a trial spell.[18][19]

Wedderburn scored on debut in the first round of the Scottish Challenge Cup, in a 3–1 loss against Dunfermline Athletic.[20] Cowdenbeath made his league debut in the opening game of the season, in a 2–0 loss against Greenock Morton.[21] Wedderburn then scored his first league goal of the season, in a 4–2 loss against Hamilton Academical.[22] Wedderburn went to make 40 appearances, scoring two times in all competitions, having played out in different positions from defence and midfield.

In the 2014–15 season, Wedderburn continued to be in the first team and captained one match against Raith Rovers on 30 August 2014 before coming off in the 31st minutes, due to an injury.[23] Wedderburn then scored his first goal of the season, in a 2–1 loss against Livingston on 11 April 2015.[24] However, the club was relegated to League One, as he made 34 appearances and scored once in all competitions.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle[edit]

On 18 June 2015 Wedderburn joined Scottish Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[25]

Dunfermline Athletic[edit]

After just one season with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Wedderburn signed a pre-contract with Scottish Championship side Dunfermline Athletic becoming their first signing of the summer.[26][27] Wedderburn previously played for Fife rivals Cowdenbeath before transferring to the Caledonian Stadium.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 March 2017[28]
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2008–09 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Notts County (loan) 2008–09 League Two 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Hereford United (loan) 2009–10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Northampton Town 2010–11 31 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 38 0
2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 33 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 40 0
Corby Town 2012–13 Conference North 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 1
Cowdenbeath 2013–14 Scottish Championship 34 1 1 0 1 0 5 1 41 2
2014–15 29 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 34 1
Total 63 2 3 0 3 0 6 1 75 3
Inverness CT 2015–16 Scottish Premiership 15 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 18 0
Dunfermline Athletic 2016–17 Scottish Championship 14 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 21 0
Career total 170 3 13 0 10 0 8 1 201 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathaniel Carl Wedderburn findmypast.com Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  2. ^ Nathaniel Wedderburn provides highlight BBC Sport. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  3. ^ Notts County sign two youngsters BBC Sport. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Magpies extend Wedderburn loan". BBC Sport. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nat's National Duty". stokecityfc.com. 17 September 2009. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  6. ^ Stoke allow duo to leave on loan BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  7. ^ "Hereford United see their on-loan trio depart". BBC Sport. 4 January 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pulis announces retained list". stokecityfc.com. 14 June 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Wedderburn Signs On". ntfc.co.uk. 14 June 2010. Archived from the original on 17 June 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Cobblers new boy pays tribute to Sampson's ambition". Northampton Chronicle. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Reading 3–3 N'hampton (2–4 pens)". BBC Sport. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Northampton Town: Wedderburn relief at playing return". Northampton Chronicle. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Northampton Town: Jason Crowe to continue training with Town". Northampton Chronicle. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Northampton Town: Johnson sad over Robinson". Northampton Chronicle. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Northampton Town: Cobblers looking to offload". Northampton Chronicle. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Northampton release two more players". Eurosport. 25 April 2012. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "Corby defender Andy Holt retires with knee injury". BBC Sport. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "New Arrivals – Two Sign On". cowdenbeathfc.com. Cowdenbeath F.C. 6 July 2013. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Former England U19 joins Cowdenbeath". thecourier.co.uk. The Courier. 5 July 2013. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1–3 Dunfermline Athletic". BBC Sport. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Greenock Morton 2–0 Cowdenbeath". BBC Sport. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  22. ^ "Cowdenbeath 2–4 Hamilton Academical". BBC Sport. 16 November 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1–3 Raith Rovers". SPFL. 30 August 2014. Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1–2 Livingston". BBC Sport. 11 April 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Nat Wedderburn: Inverness sign former Cowdenbeath player". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  26. ^ "Dunfermline sign Nat Wedderburn from Inverness Caledonian Thistle". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  27. ^ Hart, Ross (16 May 2016). "Dunfermline Athletic snap up former Cowdenbeath and Inverness midfielder Nat Wedderburn on pre-contract". Dunfermline Press. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  28. ^ Nathaniel Wedderburn at Soccerbase

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