Tom Allan (footballer)

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Tom Allan
Tom Allan 26-10-2013 1.jpg
Allan playing for York City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Thomas James Allan[1]
Date of birth (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth York, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[2]
Playing position Defender / Winger
Club information
Current team
Alfreton Town
Youth career
2002–2011 York City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 York City 10 (0)
2011 Hucknall Town (loan) 1 (0)
2013 Harrogate Town (loan) 2 (0)
2014–2015 Gateshead 20 (1)
2015– Alfreton Town 66 (6)
2016–2017 Tadcaster Albion (loan) 5 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:14, 16 May 2017 (UTC).

Thomas James Allan (born 30 October 1994) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender or a winger for National League North club Alfreton Town.

Allan started his career with hometown club York City aged eight and had a loan spell with Hucknall Town of the Northern Premier League Division One South in 2011. He signed a professional contract with League Two York in December 2012, and made his first-team debut shortly after. He had a loan spell with Conference North club Harrogate Town in 2013 before being released by York in 2014. He spent one season with Conference Premier club Gateshead before being released.

Career[edit]

York City[edit]

Born in York, North Yorkshire, Allan joined the youth system of hometown club York City in 2002 at the age of eight.[3] He signed for Northern Premier League Division One South club Hucknall Town on loan in October 2011, making his only appearance as a substitute against Stamford before returning to York in November.[4][5] While still a second-year trainee, he signed a one-and-a-half-year professional contract with York on 6 December 2012, with manager Gary Mills commenting: "Tom has come on unbelievably in the last 12 months and thoroughly deserves his first professional contract".[2][3] He made his first-team debut as a 56th-minute substitute for Chris Doig in York's 4–1 home win over Bristol Rovers on 15 December 2012.[6] Allan made his full debut on 13 April 2013 in a 2–0 away win over Northampton Town, and finished the 2012–13 season with five appearances for York.[6]

He joined Conference North club Harrogate Town on a one-month loan on 21 November 2013, having made four appearances for York up to that point in 2013–14.[7] His debut came two days later in a 3–0 victory away to Workington, and made one more appearance for the club before returning to York on 20 December 2013.[8][9] Allan came on as an 89th-minute substitute for Will Hayhurst in York's 0–0 away draw with Fleetwood Town in the play-off semi-final second leg, resulting in the team being eliminated 1–0 on aggregate.[10] This was his sixth appearance for York in 2013–14.[10] He was released by York in May 2014, as the offer of a new two-year contract was withdrawn after he failed to respond to it within a one-month timeframe.[11]

Non-League[edit]

Allan joined Conference Premier club Gateshead, managed by his former York manager Mills, on 30 June 2014.[12] He signed a one-year contract that would be extended by a further year pending on him making a pre-determined number of appearances.[12] He made his debut on 23 August 2014 as a second-half substitute for Lewis Guy in a 6–1 home defeat to Grimsby Town.[8] He scored his first career goal on 25 October 2014 in a 4–0 home win against Gainsborough Trinity in the FA Cup.[8] Allan made 22 appearances and scored two goals[8] for a Gateshead team that ranked 10th in the Conference Premier in 2014–15.[13] He was released by new manager Malcolm Crosby in June 2015.[14]

Allan signed for newly relegated National League North club Alfreton Town on 6 July 2015 on a one-year contract.[15] In December 2016, Allan dropped down two divisions by joining Northern Premier League Division One North club Tadcaster Albion on loan.[16] He scored on his debut on 17 December 2016 in a 3–2 away win over Radcliffe Borough, after dispossessing Lassana Nalatche before shooting into the bottom corner.[17] In June 2017, Allan signed a new one-year contract at Alfreton.[18]

Style of play[edit]

Allan primarily plays at centre back and left back.[19] By late 2016, he had started playing as a left winger.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Allan training with York City in 2013
As of match played 29 April 2017
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
York City 2011–12[20] Conference Premier 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[6] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2013–14[10] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 6 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
Hucknall Town (loan) 2011–12[5] NPL Division One South 1 0 1 0
Harrogate Town (loan) 2013–14[8] Conference North 2 0 2 0
Gateshead 2014–15[8] Conference Premier 20 1 2 1 0 0 22 2
Alfreton Town 2015–16[8][21] National League North 36 2 3 0 1[b] 0 40 2
2016–17[8][22] National League North 30 4 6 1 0 0 36 5
Total 66 6 9 1 1 0 76 7
Tadcaster Albion (loan) 2016–17[23] NPL Division One North 5 3 2[c] 0 7 3
Career total 104 10 11 2 0 0 4 0 119 12
  1. ^ Appearance in League Two play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance in West Riding County Cup, one in Northern Premier League Challenge Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tom Allan". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Flett, Dave (7 December 2012). "Youth team ace Tom Allan promoted to York City's senior squad". The Press. York. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Tom Allan turns professional". York City F.C. 6 December 2012. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ex-boss Tommy guns down new-look Yellows". Hucknall Dispatch. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Town in lift-off under Lyttle". Hucknall Dispatch. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "Games played by Tom Allan in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Tom Allan to Harrogate Town". York City F.C. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "T. Allan". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Town's winter wonderland". Wetherby News. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c "Games played by Tom Allan in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  11. ^ Flett, Dave (20 May 2014). "Coulson and Oyebanjo offered deals but Puri, Reed, Andrew and Allan released". The Press. York. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Gateshead sign Jones, Allan, Rankine and O'Donnell". BBC Sport. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Football Conference: 2014/15: Latest table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "Gateshead release 11 players under new boss Malcolm Crosby". BBC Sport. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  15. ^ Green, Peter (6 July 2015). "Non-League football: Alfreton Town sign former York City and Gateshead defender Tom Allan". Derby Telegraph. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  16. ^ Appleyard, Ian (18 December 2016). "Tom Allan's debut strike helps Tadcaster Albion on way to victory". The Press. York. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  17. ^ a b Taylor, Jay (17 December 2016). "Report: Brewers back to winning ways after victory over Borough". Tadcaster Albion A.F.C. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Alfreton take number of summer signings to seven". Derbyshire Times. Chesterfield. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  19. ^ "York City youth team". York City F.C. Youth Team. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Tom Allan in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 February 2016. 
  21. ^ "Cup defeat from the jaws of victory". Tamworth F.C. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
    "Hednesford Town 2–4 Alfreton Town". Hednesford Town F.C. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
    "Alfreton Town knocked out of FA Trophy at first hurdle after Nuneaton Town defeat". Ripley & Heanor News. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  22. ^ "Alfreton Town 1 AFC Fylde 0: Full FA Cup report and reaction". Blackpool Gazette. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
    "Priestley brace sends Alfreton Town through in FA Cup". Derbyshire Times. Chesterfield. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
    Marshall, David (26 November 2016). "Gainsborough Trinity 0 Alfreton Town 0: Match report – FA Trophy tie goes to replay". Lincolnshire Echo. Lincoln. Retrieved 13 December 2016. [dead link]
    "Westcarr thwarts Trinity as Alfreton win Trophy replay". Mansfield and Ashfield Chad. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "Fixtures and results: 2016/17 season". Tadcaster Albion A.F.C. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 

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