Tom Eaves

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Tom Eaves
Personal information
Full name Thomas James Eaves
Date of birth (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Liverpool,[1] England
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Gillingham
Number 9
Youth career
000?–2007 Crewe Alexandra
2007–2009 Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Oldham Athletic 15 (0)
2010–2016 Bolton Wanderers 4 (0)
2012–2013Bristol Rovers (loan) 16 (7)
2013Shrewsbury Town (loan) 10 (6)
2013Rotherham United (loan) 8 (0)
2013–2014Shrewsbury Town (loan) 25 (2)
2014–2015Yeovil Town (loan) 5 (0)
2015Bury (loan) 9 (1)
2016–2017 Yeovil Town 40 (4)
2017– Gillingham 43 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:40, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Thomas James Eaves (born 14 January 1992) is a professional English football player who plays for Gillingham.

Career[edit]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

He joined Oldham Athletic's Centre of Excellence as a youth player at Under-15 age group having previously been at Crewe Alexandra.[1]

He made his Football League debut on 23 January 2010 as a substitute during a 1–0 defeat to Millwall.[3] He made 15 appearances in the 2009/10 season for Oldham, all of them as a substitute. Eaves' breakthrough in the first team soon earned him his first professional contract on a two-year contract.[4] However, Manager Dave Penney claimed that Eaves rejected a new contract and dropped him from the first team unless he resolved his own future.[5]

He scored a hat-trick in a pre-season friendly against Bolton Wanderers on 28 July 2010.[6] Shortly after, Eaves' performance soon attracted from many clubs were keen to sign him.[7] Manager Paul Dickov later confirmed that there were offers from clubs to sign Eaves.[8]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

He joined Bolton Wanderers on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 12 August 2010.[9]

Eaves joined the Bolton team on their pre-season tour of America preceding the 2011–12 season, but was injured.[10] He didn't return from the injury until the following summer, although he made an appearance for the reserves in December 2011.[11]

Eaves signed a new three-year contract with Bolton in January 2013.[12] Having been sent on loan to Shrewsbury Town earlier in the season, he was recalled on 15 April 2013[13] and made his debut for the club a day later, coming on as a substitute for David N'Gog in a 3–2 defeat against Leicester City.[14]

At the end of the 2015–16 season, the club confirmed that he would be leaving when his contract expired at the end of June.[15]

Loan spells[edit]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

On 27 September 2012, Eaves joined League Two Bristol Rovers on a three-month loan deal.[16] After failing to score against Exeter City and Cheltenham Town, he scored his first league goal on 6 October as his loan side beat Northampton Town[17] On 20 October 2012, Bristol Rovers beat local rivals Torquay United 3–2 at the Memorial Stadium, he scored 2 goals in this match.[18] He added another goal to his tally in an away match against AFC Wimbledon on 23 October 2012, which Rovers lost 3–1.[19] On 10 November 2012, he scored the match winner after having set up the two other goals against Chesterfield at the Memorial Stadium in a 3–2 victory.[20] Eaves went to make seventeen appearance and scoring seven times in all competitions before returning on 28 December 2012.[21]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 21 February 2013, Eaves joined Shrewsbury Town on an initial one-month loan deal.[22] He made his debut against Stevenage on 23 February, and scored his first goal for the club in the following game on 26 February in a 2–1 loss at home to Doncaster Rovers.[23] On 12 March 2013, he then later scored two against Milton Keynes Dons in a 3–2 win.[24] Weeks later on 22 March 2013, Eaves' loan spell with the club was extended until the end of April.[25] On 1 April, he scored his first senior hat-trick in a 3–0 win against Crawley Town.[26] Weeks after scoring a hat-trick, Eaves was recalled by the club on 15 April 2013.[13]

Rotherham United[edit]

On 21 September 2013, Eaves joined League One side Rotherham United on a three-month loan deal.[27] He made his debut on the same day for The Millers in a 1–1 draw away at Walsall, coming on as a 72nd-minute substitute for Kieran Agard.[28] He was recalled by his parent club on 25 November 2013 after making eight appearance for Rotherham United.[29]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 28 November 2013, Eaves returned on an emergency loan for Shrewsbury Town initially until 5 January 2014.[30][31] He scored a goal on his second debut, in a 3–1 victory away at Stevenage two days later.[32] His loan was later extended to the end of the 2013/14 season.[33] Eaves then scored his second Shrewsbury Town goal on a late minutes, in a 1–1 draw against Brentford on 1 February 2014.[34] Eaves went on to make twenty-five appearance for the club.

Yeovil Town[edit]

On 27 November 2014, Eaves joined League One side Yeovil Town on loan until 5 January 2015.[35] Eaves made his Yeovil Town debut two days later, making his first start and playing 90 minutes, in a 2–0 loss against Preston North End.[36] Eaves played seven matches for Yeovil without scoring a goal before returning to Bolton at the end of his loan spell.[37]

Bury[edit]

Eaves joined League Two side Bury on loan until the end of the season.[38] The same day, Eaves made his Bury debut, in a 1–0 loss against Mansfield Town.[39] Eaves then scored his first Bury goal, in a 2–1 loss against Morecambe on 6 April 2015.[40] After making nine appearance for the club, Eaves made his return to his parent club.[41]

Yeovil Town[edit]

After his release from Bolton, on 1 July 2016, Eaves signed for League Two side Yeovil Town on a one-year deal.[42] He scored his first goal for Yeovil in a 1–1 draw with Luton Town on 13 August 2016.[43] At the end of the 2016–17 season, Eaves was released by Yeovil along with five other players.[44]

Gillingham[edit]

Following his release from Yeovil, on 22 June 2017, Eaves signed for League One club Gillingham on a two-year deal.[45]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 August 2018.[46]
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oldham Athletic 2009–10[47] League One 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Bolton Wanderers 2012–13[48] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14[49] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2014–15[50] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2012–13[48] League Two 16 7 1 0 17 7
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2012–13[48] League One 10 6 10 6
2013–14[49] League One 25 2 25 2
Total 35 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 8
Rotherham United (loan) 2013–14[49] League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 1 9 1
Yeovil Town (loan) 2014–15[50] League One 5 0 2 0 7 0
Bury (loan) 2014–15[50] League Two 9 1 9 1
Yeovil Town 2016–17[51] League Two 40 4 2 0 2 0 4[b] 3 48 7
Gillingham 2017–18[52] League One 41 17 3 1 1 0 2[b] 0 47 18
2018–19[53] League One 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Total 43 19 3 1 1 0 2 0 49 20
Career total 175 39 8 1 4 0 7 4 194 44
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

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  51. ^ "Games played by Tom Eaves in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
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