Sam Hoskins

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Sam Hoskins
Sam Hoskins 2014.jpg
Hoskins in May 2014
Personal information
Full name Samuel Tobias Hoskins[1]
Date of birth (1993-02-04) 4 February 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Dorchester, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Northampton Town
Number 14
Youth career
1999–2005 Oakwood Rangers
2005–2011 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Southampton 0 (0)
2011 Preston North End (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Rotherham United (loan) 8 (2)
2013 Stevenage (loan) 14 (1)
2013–2015 Yeovil Town 31 (1)
2014 Barnet (loan) 6 (2)
2015– Northampton Town 38 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 25 August 2016 (UTC).


Samuel Tobias "Sam" Hoskins (born 4 February 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Northampton Town.

Hoskins was born in Dorchester, Dorset and began his career at Southampton, joining the club as a trainee in 2005; signing his first professional contract six years later. After making his first-team debut for Southampton in August 2011, Hoskins was loaned out to Preston North End three months later, although he made no appearances due to injury. He was loaned out once again in March 2012, signing for Rotherham United of League Two for the remainder of the 2011–12 campaign. Hoskins was loaned out for a third time in January 2013, this time joining League One side Stevenage for the rest of the 2012–13 season. After leaving Southampton in 2013, Hoskins signed for Championship side Yeovil Town on a two-year deal.

Career[edit]

Southampton[edit]

Hoskins joined Southampton's youth academy from Oakwood Rangers in 2005, progressing through the ranks and becoming a permanent fixture in the club's youth and reserve sides.[3] He was top goalscorer for Southampton's U18 side for two successive seasons, before repeating the feat the following two years at U21 level, despite being out on loan for significant periods during the season.[3] Hoskins signed his first professional contract in April 2011, signing an initial year-long deal with the option of a further year.[4] In August 2011, Hoskins made his first-team debut for Southampton, coming on as a last minute substitute for Guly do Prado in the club's 3–1 victory over Swindon Town in the League Cup.[5]

In November 2011, Hoskins joined League One side Preston North End on an emergency one-month loan deal, alongside fellow Southampton striker Jonathan Forte.[6][7] Southampton manager Nigel Adkins hoped the loan move would help Hoskins gain valuable first-team experience.[7] However, he picked up an injury during a training session, and returned to his parent club in December 2011 having made no appearances for Preston.[8][9] A month later, in January 2012, he made one further first-team appearance for Southampton during the 2011–12 campaign, appearing as a 59th-minute substitute as Southampton came from a goal down to win 2–1 at Coventry City in the FA Cup third round.[10]

The coaching staff at Southampton believed a loan move would be beneficial to Hoskins' development, and on 15 March 2012, he joined League Two side Rotherham United on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season, with an option to extend the agreement should Rotherham reach the play-offs.[11] He made his debut two days after joining the club, coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 away defeat to Oxford United.[12] Hoskins scored his first professional goal in April 2012, again appearing as a second-half substitute, and netting an 83rd-minute winner in a 2–1 victory at AFC Wimbledon.[13] He earned his first starting appearance in the penultimate game of the season, scoring with a neat chip in a 2–2 draw against Aldershot Town.[14] During the two-month loan spell, Hoskins made eight appearances, scoring two goals.[15]

Hoskins made two substitute appearances for Southampton at the start of the 2012–13, both in League Cup victories.[16] Meanwhile, he continued to impress in the club's U21 development side, leading the overall goalscoring charts in the division with nine goals in twelve games.[17] In January 2013, Hoskins was loaned out for a third time, this time joining League One side Stevenage, on loan for the remainder of the season.[18][19] He scored his only goal for Stevenage in the club's 2–0 home win over Notts County on 5 February 2013, scoring within the first minute of the match, from close range after Filipe Morais' shot had deflected into his path.[20][21] He made 14 appearances for the club during the loan agreement before returning to Southampton at the end of the season.[16][22]

Hoskins was the top scorer for four consecutive years (twice at U18 level and twice at U21 level) and completed two successful loan spells during his first professional term with Southampton. His goal against Newcastle was voted U21 goal of the season.[23] On 4 June 2013, he was released by Southampton.[24]

Yeovil Town[edit]

Hoskins joined newly promoted Championship club Yeovil Town on a two-year deal on 26 June 2013.[25][26] On 3 August 2013, Hoskins made his debut as a second-half substitute in Yeovil's 1–0 victory over Millwall.[27]

On 19 September 2014, Hoskins joined Conference Premier side Barnet on a short-term loan deal.[28] He made his debut the following day in a 5–0 win over Altrincham, replacing John Akinde, who had already scored a hat-trick, Hoskins scored Barnet's fifth with his first touch to round off the victory.[29] Following the return to fitness of Barnet striker, Charlie MacDonald, Hoskins returned to Yeovil on 27 October 2014 after making seven appearances and scoring twice for Barnet.

On 13 December 2014, Hoskins scored his first Yeovil goal in a 4–0 win over Oldham Athletic.[30]

Hoskins was released by Yeovil at the end of the 2014–15 season following their relegation to League Two.[31]

Northampton Town[edit]

On 1 August 2015, Hoskins signed for Northampton Town on a one-year contract.[32][33] He scored his first league goal for the club in the 1–0 win over Oxford United in Football League Two on 12 September 2015,[34] with his second goal following the week after, away at Morecambe. Hoskins signed a new two and a half year contract on 26 February 2016.[35]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 August 2016.[36]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton
2011–12[37]
Championship 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
2012–13[38]
Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 0
Preston North End (loan)
2011–12[37]
League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rotherham United (loan)
2011–12[37]
League Two 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Stevenage (loan)
2012–13[38]
League One 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Yeovil Town
2013–14[39]
Championship 19 0 0 0 2 0 21 0
2014–15[40]
League One 12 1 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 14 1
Total 31 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 35 1
Barnet (loan)
2014–15[40]
Conference Premier 6 2 1 0 0 0 7 2
Northampton Town
2015–16[41]
League Two 34 6 4 1 2 1 2[a] 0 42 8
2016–17[42]
League One 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Total 38 6 4 1 4 1 2 0 48 8
Career totals 97 12 6 1 10 1 3 0 116 14
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sam Hoskins – ESPN". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Southampton – Under-21s Profiles". Southampton F.C. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
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  5. ^ "Swindon 1–3 Southampton". BBC Sport. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
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  10. ^ "Coventry 1–2 Southampton". BBC Sport. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
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  12. ^ "Oxford Utd 2–1 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1–2 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Aldershot 2–2 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
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  19. ^ "Sam Hoskins joins Stevenage from Southampton". BBC Sport. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Stevenage 2–0 Notts County". BBC Sport. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
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  25. ^ "Hoskins to Become a Glover". Yeovil Town FC. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  26. ^ "Yeovil: Kevin Dawson & Sam Foley re-sign as Sam Hoskins arrives". BBC Sport. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  27. ^ "Millwall 0–1 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  28. ^ "Sam Hoskins: Barnet sign Yeovil forward on short-term loan". BBC Sport. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  29. ^ Akinde hat-trick eases Bees to victory
  30. ^ "Oldham 0–4 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  31. ^ "Yeovil Town: Paul Sturrock releases 11 players". BBC Sport. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  32. ^ Casey, Jeremy (1 August 2015). "Striker Hoskins signs for Cobblers". Northampton Town FC. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  33. ^ "Sam Hoskins: Northampton Town sign ex-Yeovil striker". BBC Sport. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  34. ^ "Northampton vs Oxford match review and player ratings". Northampton Chronicle and Echo. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  35. ^ "Northampton Town striker Sam Hoskins signs new deal with League Two leaders". BBC Sport. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
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  37. ^ a b c "Games played by Sam Hoskins in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  38. ^ a b "Games played by Sam Hoskins in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Sam Hoskins in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  40. ^ a b "Games played by Sam Hoskins in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Sam Hoskins in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Sam Hoskins in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 

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