Shawn McCoulsky

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Shawn McCoulsky
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McCoulsky in action for Walton Casuals in 2015
Personal information
Full name Shawn Fitzgerald Joseph McCoulsky[1]
Date of birth (1997-01-06) 6 January 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Lewisham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Forest Green Rovers
Number 21
Youth career
000?–2014 Dulwich Hamlet
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Dulwich Hamlet 13 (3)
2015Walton Casuals (loan) 6 (1)
2015–2019 Bristol City 0 (0)
2016Weston-super-Mare (loan) 12 (7)
2016Torquay United (loan) 2 (0)
2017Bath City (loan) 14 (8)
2017–2018Newport County (loan) 27 (6)
2018–2019Southend United (loan) 15 (0)
2019– Forest Green Rovers 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:08, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Shawn Fitzgerald Joseph McCoulsky (born 6 January 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Forest Green Rovers.

McCoulsky began his career with non-league side Dulwich Hamlet, and featured for Walton Casuals on loan in January 2015. After a move to Bristol City in November 2015, he spent time in the Under-23s before loan spells with Weston-super-Mare, Torquay United, Bath City, Newport County and Southend United. McCoulsky made his professional debut in the EFL Cup for in October 2016.

Career[edit]

Dulwich Hamlet[edit]

McCoulsky began his career with the Aspire Academy, the youth section of Isthmian Premier Division club Dulwich Hamlet responsible for the development of George Elokobi and Simeon Jackson.[3] He was called up to the club’s first team ahead of the 2014–15 season.[4]

On 13 September 2014, McCoulsky came off the bench to make his debut in a 3–0 defeat to Worthing. His second appearance for the club saw him claim an assist and the Man of the Match award, before scoring his first goal in a 2–0 victory over AFC Hornchurch the following game.[4]

Walton Casuals (loan)[edit]

On 7 January 2015, he joined Isthmian Division One South outfit Walton Casuals on a one-month loan.[5] Making six appearances for the Stags, he scored in his final game to complete a 3–1 victory over Whitstable Town.[6]

Bristol City[edit]

At the end of the season, McCoulsky was invited to train with recently relegated Millwall, and also attracted interest from Premier League duo West Ham United and Southampton.[7]

In October 2015, he went on trial with Bristol City and scored for the Under-21s. On 2 November, McCoulsky signed a professional contract with the League One club and spent the season playing for the Under-23s.[8]

On 25 October 2016, McCoulsky made his professional debut for Bristol City, coming off the bench to replace Gustav Engvall in a 2–1 EFL Cup defeat to Hull City.[9]

Weston-super-Mare (loan)[edit]

On 4 August 2016, McCoulsky joined Weston-super-Mare on a two-month loan.[10] Making his debut in a 3–1 win over Whitehawk, he scored the final goal and was named Man of the Match.[11] He went on to score seven times in 12 appearances for the National League South side before returning to Bristol City in late October.[12]

Torquay United (loan)[edit]

On 17 November 2016, he joined National League side Torquay United on a two-month loan.[13] After just two substitute appearances in two months, McCoulsky was recalled by his parent club in January.[14]

Bath City (loan)[edit]

On 3 February 2017, McCoulsky joined Bath City on loan for the remainder of the season. He scored his first goal for the club on 18 February in a 4–1 victory at St Albans City, and went on to score eight times for the National League South club.[12]

McCoulsky was recalled in April ahead of a potential involvement in Bristol City's final league games of the season, but did not feature for the first team.[15]

Newport County (loan)[edit]

On 28 July 2017, McCoulsky joined League Two side Newport County on a six-month loan.[16] He made his debut for Newport on the opening day of the 2017–18 season, scoring an injury-time equaliser during a 3–3 draw with Stevenage.[17] On 4 November 2017 McCoulsky scored the winning goal for Newport in the 2-1 FA Cup second round win against League One club Walsall.[18] On 7 January 2018, he scored the winning goal in a 2–1 win over Championship club Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup with an 89th minute header.[19]

Southend United (loan)[edit]

On 10 August 2018, McCoulsky joined League One side Southend United on a season-long loan deal.[20] McCoulsky scored on his debut for Southend in a 4–2 defeat to Championship side Brentford in the first round of the EFL Cup.[21]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

On 3 January 2019, McCoulsky signed for League Two outfit Forest Green Rovers on a two and-a half year deal, following his loan recall back to Bristol City.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 January 2019
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
Dulwich Hamlet 2014–15[6] Isthmian Premier Division 13 3 1 0 4[a] 1 18 4
Walton Casuals (loan) 2014–15[6] Isthmian Division One South 6 1 6 1
Bristol City 2015–16[23] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[24] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2017–18[25] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[26] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Weston-super-Mare (loan) 2016–17[12] National League South 12 7 12 7
Torquay United (loan) 2016–17[12] National League 2 0 1[b] 0 3 0
Bath City (loan) 2016–17[12] National League South 14 8 14 8
Newport County (loan) 2017–18[25] League Two 27 6 5 2 2 2 1[c] 1 35 11
Southend United (loan) 2018–19[26] League One 15 0 2 0 1 2 4[c] 2 22 4
Forest Green Rovers 2018–19[26] League Two 0 0 0 0
Career total 89 25 8 2 4 2 10 4 111 33
  1. ^ Two appearances and one goal in FA Trophy, one appearance in Isthmian League Cup, one appearance in London Senior Cup
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ a b Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Bristol City" (PDF). English Football League. p. 9. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Shawn McCoulsky". 11v11.com. 11v11. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  3. ^ "ASPIRE". www.aspirefootball.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  4. ^ a b "Shawn McCoulsky – First XI – Dulwich Hamlet Football Club". www.pitchero.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  5. ^ "Shawn McCoulsky signs on loan – Walton Casuals FC". Walton Casuals FC. 2015-01-07. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  6. ^ a b c "Shawn Mccoulsky Profile". Aylesbury United F.C. 2015-01-07. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  7. ^ "Bristol City poised to win the race for highly-rated non-league striker Shawn McCoulsky". Here Is The City. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  8. ^ "Shawn McCoulsky on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  9. ^ "Bristol City 1–2 Hull City". BBC Sport. 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  10. ^ "Weston-super-Mare AFC » BRISTOL CITY U 21 DUO JOIN ON LOAN". www.westonsmareafc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  11. ^ Hancock, Lewis. "Loan Watch: McCoulsky shines on WSM debut". Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  12. ^ a b c d e "England – S. McCoulsky – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  13. ^ "Kieffer Moore and Shawn McCoulsky join Torquay United on loan". BBC Sport. 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2016-11-18.
  14. ^ "McCoulsky Recalled From Torquay". Bristol City. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  15. ^ MacGregor, Gregor (2017-04-23). "Bristol City talent set for first-team role in season finale". bristolpost. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  16. ^ "Newport County: Josh Labadie fitness boost; striker Shawn McCoulsky agrees loan". BBC Sport. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Stevenage 3–3 Newport County". BBC Sport. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  18. ^ Newport beat Walsall
  19. ^ "Newport County 2–1 Leeds United". BBC Sport. 7 January 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Shawn McCoulsky: Bristol City forward joins Southend United on loan". BBC Sport. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Southend 2–4 Brentford". BBC Sport. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Shawn McCoulsky: Forest Green Rovers sign Bristol City striker". BBC Sport. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  23. ^ "Games played by Shawn McCoulsky in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  24. ^ "Games played by Shawn McCoulsky in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  25. ^ a b "Games played by Shawn McCoulsky in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  26. ^ a b c "Games played by Shawn McCoulsky in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

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