Tom Bradshaw (footballer, born 1992)

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Tom Bradshaw
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Personal information
Full name Thomas William Bradshaw[1]
Date of birth (1992-07-27) 27 July 1992 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Shrewsbury, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Millwall
(on loan from Barnsley)
Number 14
Youth career
2004–2008 Aberystwyth Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Aberystwyth Town 4 (2)
2009–2014 Shrewsbury Town 89 (17)
2014–2016 Walsall 70 (34)
2016– Barnsley 84 (18)
2018–Millwall (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Wales U19 4 (2)
2011–2013 Wales U21 8 (1)
2016– Wales 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:50, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:15, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Thomas William Bradshaw (born 27 July 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Millwall on loan from Barnsley. He has previously played for Aberystwyth Town, Shrewsbury Town and Walsall. Born in England, he represented Wales at under−19 and under−21 level before making his senior Wales debut in March 2016.

Club career[edit]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

Bradshaw started his career at Aberystwyth Town and was signed by Shrewsbury Town in May 2009 (Aberystwyth later received a retrospective fee of £30,000 under the FIFA training compensation scheme).[2][3] He made his debut in a League Two match against Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road on 10 April 2010, replacing Jamie Cureton for the final 15 minutes and scoring two goals in a 3–0 win.[4] At the end of the 2009–10 season he signed a two-year professional contract.[5]

Despite scoring six goals in the 2010–11 season,[6] Bradshaw found first team opportunities more limited in 2011–12, making only 8 appearances and scoring once against Accrington Stanley.[7]

Bradshaw was handed the number nine shirt for the 2012–13 campaign, in which he made 22 appearances, mostly as a substitute, but failed to score.[8] He signed a contract extension of an undisclosed length on 23 May 2013[9] and scored his first senior goal for nearly two years in a 2–0 home win over Swindon Town on 17 August.[10]

Walsall[edit]

On 23 June 2014, Bradshaw signed a two-year contract with League One side Walsall for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £50,000, following the relegation of Shrewsbury Town to League Two.[11][12] He scored his first goal for the Saddlers on his debut for the club on 9 August 2014 against Port Vale in a 1–1 away draw.[13] Bradshaw injured his hamstring in a 1–1 draw with Bristol City on 4 October 2014,[14] which sidelined him for most of the month.[15] He also scored a last–minute equaliser in a 2–2 draw against his former side Shrewsbury in the FA Cup first round on 8 November 2014.[16] Bradshaw enjoyed a prolific start to the season and scored his tenth goal of the campaign in all competitions in a 3–1 win against Barnsley on 13 December 2014.[17]

Bradshaw scored Walsall's second goal in their 2–0 victory over Preston North End in the first leg of the Football League Trophy Northern area final on 7 January 2015.[18] He started in the final on 22 March, Walsall's first match at Wembley Stadium, a 0–2 defeat to Bristol City.[19] On 24 June, he extended his contract until the end of the 2016–17 season.[20]

Bradshaw scored his first career hat-trick on 11 August 2015 in a 4–3 win at Championship side Nottingham Forest in the first round of the League Cup, finishing with an added-time penalty.[21]

After making his international debut for Wales, and Walsall subsequently losing to Barnsley in the League One play-off semi-final, Bradshaw requested to be placed on the transfer list in July 2016.[22]

Barnsley[edit]

After his transfer request was accepted by the Saddlers, Bradshaw joined Barnsley for an undisclosed fee on 14 July.[23] He scored his first goal for the Reds in a 4–0 win against Rotherham United on 27 August 2016.[24]

Millwall[edit]

On 23 August 2018, Bradshaw joined Millwall initially on loan until January, when the deal will become permanent.[25]

International career[edit]

Although he was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire,[1] Bradshaw grew up in Tywyn, Gwynedd, and thus qualifies to play for Wales. He was called up to the Wales under−19 squad for the first time in September 2010,[26] scoring on his debut during a 2–0 win over Liechtenstein.[27] He scored again in a 3–3 draw with Turkey on 20 October 2010.[28] He was called into the Wales under−21 squad in September 2011 for the away game with Montenegro, scoring on his debut.

Bradshaw was capped eight times for the Wales U−21 squad, making his last appearance as a substitute against Moldova U−21s on 10 September 2013.[29] He opted to withdraw from the squad when called up a month later in order to remain available for first-team duties with Shrewsbury Town.[30] This effectively ended his international youth career, with under−21s manager Geraint Williams indicating he would not select him again, although Bradshaw was in any case in his last few months of eligibility for the under−21 squad.[31]

A year later, Bradshaw was put on the standby list for the senior Wales national football team for the Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Cyprus in October 2014, but had to withdraw due to picking up a hamstring injury in a match against Bristol City for new club Walsall.[32] On 4 November 2015 he was called up to the senior squad for a friendly against the Netherlands,[33] and was an unused substitute in a 3–2 defeat.[34] He made his debut the following 28 March, replacing Tom Lawrence for the final 17 minutes of a 1–0 friendly loss to Ukraine in Kiev.[35] Bradshaw was in Chris Coleman's provisional squad for the final tournament, but withdrew due to a calf injury.[36]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 14 April 2018.
Club Season League League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aberystwyth Town 2008–09[37] Welsh Premier League 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Shrewsbury Town 2009–10[38] League Two 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
2010–11[39] League Two 26 6 0 0 1 0 3[a] 0 30 6
2011–12[40] League Two 8 1 0 0 1 0 1[b] 0 10 1
2012–13[41] League One 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
2013–14[42] League One 28 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 30 7
Total 89 17 1 0 4 0 4 0 98 17
Walsall 2014–15[43] League One 29 17 1 2 2 0 5[b] 1 37 20
2015–16[44] League One 41 17 3 0 2 3 3[c] 0 49 20
Total 70 34 4 2 4 3 8 1 86 40
Barnsley 2016–17[45] Championship 42 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 45 8
2017–18[46] Championship 37 9 1 0 3 3 0 0 41 12
Total 79 17 3 0 4 3 0 0 86 20
Career total 242 70 8 2 12 6 12 1 274 79
  1. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two in League Two play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two in League One play-offs

References[edit]

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