Tom Newey

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Tom Newey
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Newey with Rotherham United in 2010
Personal information
Full name Thomas William Newey[1]
Date of birth (1982-10-31) 31 October 1982 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Huddersfield, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Northampton Town
Youth career
2001–2002 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Leeds United 0 (0)
2003 Cambridge United (loan) 6 (0)
2003 Darlington (loan) 7 (1)
2003–2005 Leyton Orient 54 (3)
2005 Cambridge United (loan) 6 (0)
2005 Cambridge United 10 (0)
2005–2009 Grimsby Town 150 (3)
2009 Rochdale (loan) 2 (0)
2009–2010 Bury 32 (0)
2010–2012 Rotherham United 58 (0)
2012–2013 Scunthorpe United 45 (0)
2013–2015 Oxford United 52 (1)
2014–2015 Northampton Town (loan) 2 (0)
2015– Northampton Town 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:38, 30 May 2016 (UTC).

Thomas William "Tom" Newey (born 31 October 1982) is an English professional footballer who last played as a defender for Northampton Town. Newey plays primarily as a left-back but can also operate as a centre half. His previous clubs include Leeds United, Cambridge United, Darlington, Leyton Orient, Grimsby Town, Rochdale, Bury, Rotherham United, Scunthorpe United and Oxford United.

Club career[edit]

Leeds United[edit]

Born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,[1] Newey began his career as a trainee with Leeds United in August 2002.[2] He was loaned to Cambridge United in February 2003 where he made seven league and cup appearances, and was then loaned to Darlington in March 2003 where he also made seven appearances, scoring one goal.[2] He was offered a permanent contract by Darlington in May 2003 but turned it down.[3]

Leyton Orient[edit]

After being released by Leeds, Newey joined Leyton Orient in July 2003, where he went on to make 63 appearances, scoring three goals.[2] Following a loan spell with Cambridge United, he joined the club on a permanent basis in March 2005.[4][5]

Cambridge United[edit]

After joining Cambridge late in the 2004–05 campaign, Newey made 16 appearances for Cambridge[2] in their failed bid to fight off relegation and was released after Cambridge were relegated from the Football League.[6]

Grimsby Town[edit]

Newey signed a one-year contract with Grimsby Town in June 2005 and was one of the first new signings under Grimsby's new boss at the time, Russell Slade.[6] He made 43 league and cup appearances for Grimsby in the 2005–06 season as Grimsby challenged for promotion only to lose out in the play-off final.[7][8] Newey managed to keep down a regular spot at left back, despite having stiff competition from veteran Gary Croft. Slade departed Blundell Park at the end of the season, but new manager Graham Rodger convinced Newey to sign a new three-year contract with the club in the summer of 2006.[9] Grimsby struggled in the new season, and Rodger was replaced by Alan Buckley. Newey continued to keep his place and he made a further 46 league and cup appearances in the 2006–07 season.[2] In the 2007–08 campaign, Newey became the club's interim captain as veteran Justin Whittle spent the majority of the campaign on the substitute bench. That season, he was part of the squad that reached the final of the Football League Trophy at Wembley Stadium. Grimsby lost the game 2–0 to the MK Dons.

Following Buckley's dismissal in September 2008, Newey re-established himself under new manager Mike Newell until a mid-season injury halted his first-team aspirations. Newell moved to sign West Ham United left back Joe Widdowson in his absence. On his return to fitness, Grimsby accepted an approach by rivals Lincoln City to take Newey on loan; however, the player rejected the chance of playing at Sincil Bank due to his fitness levels not being adequate to merit a first-team place. Newey returned to first-team action a few weeks later, but found himself out of favour, with Newell preferring to use Widdowson, freezing the long-term Grimsby left back out of his regular spot in the team. On 17 March 2009, Newey was told he could leave the club on a free transfer along with goalkeepers Phil Barnes and Gary Montgomery.[10] Although Barnes and Montgomery both left, Newey was loaned out to Rochdale for the remaining month of the 2008–09 season. On 30 April Newey was told along with Peter Till that they would not be offered a new contract for the 2009–10 season.[11] Newey was also told by Rochdale a few days later that he would not be invited to join the club for the new season, something he had expressed his desire to do after admitting enjoying working alongside Dale players, and former Grimsby team-mates Simon Ramsden and Ciaran Toner.

Bury and Rotherham United[edit]

Newey playing for Oxford United in 2013

On 28 August 2009 Newey signed a twelve-month contract with Bury following a successful trial spell with the club.[12] Newey played 32 times for Bury in the league before leaving at the end of the 2009–10 season. Newey signed for fellow Football League Two side Rotherham United in the summer of 2010. He was released by Rotherham in May 2012.[13]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

In July 2012 he joined Scunthorpe United on trial.[14] Newey and Scunthorpe were relegated to League Two in May 2013; despite his initially being offered a new deal, the club signed Andy Dawson and released Newey.[15]

Oxford United[edit]

On 4 July 2013, Newey joined Oxford United on a free transfer.[16] In his first season with the club, Newey made 40 league starts and was the Oxford's first-choice left-back. Newey was awarded with a new one-year contract on 27 May 2014.[17] On 30 October 2014, Newey joined Northampton Town on loan until 3 January 2015.[18] On 26 January 2015, Newey was released from his contract.[19]

Northampton Town[edit]

On 27 January 2015, Newey joined Northampton Town on a free transfer until the end of the 2014–15 season.[20]


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  2. ^ a b c d e "Tom Newey". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 26 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Newey rejects Quakers deal". BBC Sport. 28 May 2003. Retrieved 26 February 2005. 
  4. ^ "Cambridge recruit O's midfielder". BBC Sport. 21 January 2005. Retrieved 26 February 2005. 
  5. ^ "Cambridge want Newey permanently". BBC Sport. 10 February 2005. Retrieved 26 February 2005. 
  6. ^ a b "Grimsby bring in midfielder Newey". BBC Sport. 27 June 2005. Retrieved 26 February 2005. 
  7. ^ "Games played by Tom Newey in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Grimsby 0–1 Cheltenham". BBC Sport. 28 May 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2005. 
  9. ^ "Mariners rocked by Reddy request". BBC Sport. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2005. 
  10. ^ Trio Released, GTFC World, 17 March 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2009 Archived 20 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^,,10417~1643992,00.html. Archived from the original on 3 May 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^,,10422~1780634,00.html. Archived from the original on 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Evans announces retained list". Rotherham United FC. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  14. ^ Sumpter, Chris (19 July 2012). "Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill prepared to reconsider Tom Newey". Scunthorpe Telegraph. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  15. ^ Sumpter, Chris (31 May 2013). "Former Grimsby Town defender Tom Newey released by Scunthorpe". Scunthorpe Telegraph. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Hall and Newey complete Oxford United moves". Oxford Mail. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Tom Newey signs new deal". BBC Sport. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Northampton: Tom Newey and Stewart Murdoch join on loan". BBC Sport. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "Tom Newey agrees Oxford United release". Oxford Mail. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Northampton Town: Ricky Holmes and Tom Newey sign for Cobblers". BBC Sport. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

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