Nicky Featherstone

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Nicky Featherstone
Personal information
Full name Nicky Lee Featherstone[1]
Date of birth (1988-09-22) 22 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire; England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hartlepool United
Number 4
Youth career
000?–2006 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Hull City 8 (0)
2007 North Ferriby United (loan) 2 (2)
2009–2010 Grimsby Town (loan) 7 (0)
2010 Grimsby Town (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Hereford United (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 Hereford United 58 (1)
2012–2014 Walsall 55 (0)
2014 Scunthorpe United 0 (0)
2014 Harrogate Town 4 (0)
2014– Hartlepool United 105 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:01, 21 March 2017 (UTC).

Nicky Lee Featherstone (born 22 September 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays as midfielder for League Two side Hartlepool United.

He is also capable of playing as a winger and has previously played for Hull City, Grimsby Town, Hereford United, Walsall, Scunthorpe United and Harrogate Town.

Career[edit]

Hull City[edit]

Born in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, Featherstone is a striker who came through the Hull City's youth structure. He joined the Centre of Excellence at the age of eight and, along with Will Atkinson, James Bennett and Matty Plummer, penned a two-and-a-half-year professional deal with the club in December 2006.[2][3] After starring for the youth and reserve teams, he made his first team debut against Burnley on 30 December 2006, coming on as a late substitute. He was one of the nominees for the 'Wickes Young Apprentice Trophy' in 2007.

In September 2007 he signed a new contract to keep him at the club until June 2010, after a clause in his old contract stated that he would be offered a new one after making five first team appearances.

During the 2007–08 season, Featherstone featured as a second-half substitute for Hull City against Chelsea in the third round of the League Cup. He played in the third round tie in the 2009–10 League Cup against Southend United.

On 19 November 2009 Featherstone joined League Two outfit Grimsby Town on an initial month's loan.[4] He made his debut in a 0–0 draw with Lincoln City on 21 November.[5] He eventually made seven appearances for Grimsby, and eventually returned to Hull on 3 January 2010. He re-signed for Grimsby for a second loan spell on 11 January 2010.[6] On 1 February 2010, Featherstone returned to Hull early having asked to have his loan contract cut short, down to the fact he had fallen out of contention at Grimsby, having made only one appearance for The Mariners in his second loan spell.[7]

During the 2010–11 season, despite being kept on at the club, Featherstone did not receive a squad number and eventually departed the club permanently in January 2011.[8]

Hereford United[edit]

Featherstone joined League Two side Hereford United on an initial one-month loan on 4 November[9] and signed a permanent deal to stay at Edgar Street in January. In May 2011 he signed a new one-year contract with the club.[10] Following the conclusion of the 2011–12 season which saw Hereford relegated to the Conference National division, Featherstone seemingly departed United having failed to respond to the clubs offer of a new contract.[11]

Walsall[edit]

Featherstone signed with Football League One side Walsall[12] on a one-year deal. He signed with The Saddlers on 6 August after impressing on trial with the West Midlands club.

Scunthorpe United[edit]

On 19 August 2014, it was announced that Featherstone had joined Football League One side Scunthorpe United on a "week to week" deal.[13] He left the club on 2 September after his non-contract terms were cancelled.[14]

Harrogate Town[edit]

On 3 October 2014, it was announced that Featherstone had joined Conference North side Harrogate Town.[15]

Hartlepool United[edit]

On 31 October 2014, Featherstone returned to the Football League by signing with Hartlepool United.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Future stars sign up". Hull City A.F.C. 8 December 2006. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tigers quartet sign pro contracts". BBC Sport. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Grimsby bring in two new loan men". BBC Sport. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Lincoln City 0 – 0 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Featherstone Returns To BP". Grimsby Town F.C. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Clear-out". sportgrimsby.co.uk. Grimsby Telegraph. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hull City release forward Nicky Featherstone". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Hereford United sign Hull City's Nicky Featherstone". BBC Sport. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Bartlett, Featherstone and Lunt sign new Hereford deals". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.bluesqfootball.com/story/0,20970,13040_7817479,00.html
  12. ^ http://www.saddlers.co.uk/news/article/purkiss-and-featherstone-sign-293617.aspx
  13. ^ "Scunthorpe United add midfielder Nicky Featherstone". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "FEATHERSTONE LEAVES THE IRON". Scunthorpe United F.C. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Duo come to town". Harrogate Town. Harrogate Town A.F.C. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/29855373

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