Tom Lockyer (footballer)

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Tom Lockyer
Tom Lockyer 30-04-2016 1.jpg
Lockyer playing for Bristol Rovers in 2016
Personal information
Full name Thomas Alun Lockyer[1]
Date of birth (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bristol Rovers
Number 4
Youth career
2006–2011 Cardiff City
2011–2012 Bristol Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Bristol Rovers 185 (3)
National team
2015–2016 Wales U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:23, 20 September 2017 (UTC).

Thomas Alun Lockyer (born 3 December 1994) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a defender for League One club Bristol Rovers.

Career[edit]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

Lockyer was born and raised in Cardiff, Glamorgan.[3] He joined Cardiff City as a youth aged 11, but was released aged 16, as Cardiff deemed him to be too small to play his preferred position of centre-back.[4] Lockyer then signed a scholarship for Bristol Rovers in 2011 [5] and went on to make his debut on 12 January 2013, replacing Ellis Harrison, 85 minutes into a 3–0 win over Fleetwood Town at Highbury Stadium.[6] He made his home debut 2 months later on 12 March 2013, replacing Oliver Norburn in the 74th minute in a 2–0 win over Port Vale.[7] He signed his first professional contract in May 2013, after making his previous appearances whilst still a youth team player.[8]

Lockyer scored his first league goal in a 1–0 win for Bristol Rovers over Northampton Town on 31 August 2013.

On 17 March 2014, Lockyer signed a new two-year contract extension with Rovers.[9] After Rovers were relegated out of League Two in the 13/14 season, Lockyer became a very important part of a very successful season after seeing the club get promoted first time of asking. In that season he managed to score one goal vs Grimsby Town F.C..[10] As Rovers returned to League Two, he was a first team regular and was rewarded Football League Young Player of the Month after consistent good performances.[11]

He made his 200th appearance for rovers on 19 August 2017, in a 3-2 victory over Bury in which he scored the opener.[12]

International career[edit]

In October 2015, Lockyer made his Wales under-21 debut in a 0–0 draw against Denmark.[13]

Lockyer was called-up to the Wales senior side in June 2017, remaining an unused substitute during a 1–1 draw with Serbia.[14] He received his second call-up for the senior squad on 25 August 2017, for the upcoming qualifiers against Austria and Moldova.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 September 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol Rovers 2012–13[16] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2013–14[17] League Two 41 1 4 0 1 0 1[a] 0 47 1
2014–15[18] Conference Premier 44 1 2 0 3[b] 0 49 1
2015–16[19] League Two 43 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 45 0
2016–17[20] League One 46 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 51 0
2017–18[21] League One 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 1
Career total 185 3 10 0 7 0 4 0 206 3
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Conference Premier play-offs

Honours[edit]

Bristol Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tom Lockyer". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Tom Lockyer". ESPN FC. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tom Lockyer named Football League Young Player of the Month". English Football League. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tom Lockyer: Bristol Rovers defender on relegation & promotion - BBC Sport". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Bristol Rovers FC Player Profiles". bristolrovers.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fleetwood 0 – 3 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2-0 Port Vale - BBC Sport". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "TOM LOCKYER SIGNS". bristolrovers.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "TOM LOCKYER SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION". Bristol Rovers F.C. 17 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Grimsby Town 0-1 Bristol Rovers - BBC Sport". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "TOM LOCKYER NAMED FOOTBALL LEAGUE YOUNG PLAYER OF THE MONTH". bristolrovers.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Reaction: Tom Lockyer Post Bury". www.bristolrovers.co.uk. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "Denmark U21 0 Wales U21 0". BBC Sport. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Serbia 1–1 Wales". BBC Sport. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "Tom Lockyer Called Up To Wales Senior Squad". www.bristolrovers.co.uk. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Tom Lockyer in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Tom Lockyer in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "T. Lockyer". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Tom Lockyer in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Tom Lockyer in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Tom Lockyer in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 

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