Troy Hewitt

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Troy Hewitt
Personal information
Full name Troy Roger Hewitt
Date of birth (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Newham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Clapton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Ilford 37 (13)
2010–2011 Harrow Borough 30 (20)
2011–2013 Queens Park Rangers 0 (0)
2011 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 6 (0)
2012–2013 Bury (loan) 8 (2)
2013 Colchester United (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014 Walsall 27 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:47, 11 August 2013 (UTC).

Troy Roger Hewitt (born 10 February 1990) is an English footballer, who is a free agent after being released by Walsall.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hewitt started his career at the age of eight playing for Eastlea colts and then went on to play for Pro Hawks FC in early teens then joining local side Clapton before moving to Ilford.[1]

Harrow Borough[edit]

In the summer of 2010, Hewitt joined Isthmian League Premier Division side Harrow Borough.[2] After impressing throughout the season, scoring 20 goals in 30 league games[citation needed] and earning himself a nomination for Player of the Round in the FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying due to a hat-trick at Conference National side Easbourne Borough,[3] Hewitt was offered a trial at Queens Park Rangers in February 2011.[4]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

After a two-week spell, Queens Park Rangers (QPR) boss Neil Warnock decided to offer Hewitt a two and a half-year contract. Hewitt joined on 23 February 2011.[5] There was a financial agreement between the two clubs with Queens Park Rangers also promising to play a pre season fixture against the local side in the summer of 2011.[6] QPR officially announced the signing on 14 March after some paperwork issues. Hewitt was given the number 42 shirt.[7] He made his debut on 23 August, in the 2–0 home loss to Rochdale in the League Cup, coming on as a 73rd minute substitute for Lee Cook.[8] During the season, Hewitt appeared on the bench twice, but was un-used. At the end of the 2012–13 season, Hewitt was released by the club, along with several players.[9]

Loan spells[edit]

On 30 September 2011, Hewitt joined League Two club Dagenham & Redbridge on an emergency loan deal.[10] Shortly joining Dagenham & Redbridge, he made his debut, coming on as a substitute, in a 2–1 win over Crewe Alexandra. After one month at the club, Manager John Still has decided not to extend Hewitt's loan and made a total of seven appearance.[11]

The following season in late October, Hewitt joined League One strugglers Bury.[12] The next day, Hewitt appeared on the bench, but wasn't used in a 2–1 win over Hartlepool United. Four days later, he made his debut, coming on as a substitute, in a 1–1 draw over Walsall. On 20 November 2012, Hewitt scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 win over Scunthorpe United and scored another four days later in a 2–2 draw against Bournemouth. With six appearance and scoring six, Hewitt loan spell was extended until 3 January 2012[13] In the second round of a FA Cup in the 1–1 draw against Southend United, Hewitt set up a goal for Matt Doherty to earn a replay match. However, Bury was eliminated after losing 4–3 on penalties, even Hewitt took a penalty but missed.[14] By January, Hewitt future at Bury became in doubt after the club placed in transfer embargo over the club's financial trouble[15] Hewitt loan spell at Bury was extended until 22 January 2013, which approved by The Football League.[16] After the loan was extended, Hewitt continued to be in the regular first team until leaving the club on 22 January 2013.[17]

In March 2013, Hewitt joined Colchester United on loan, that will keep him until the end of the season.[18] Days after signing for the club, Hewitt made his debut for the club, coming on for Clinton Morrison as a substitute, in a 2–1 loss against Crewe.[19]

Walsall[edit]

Following his release from QPR, Hewitt joined Walsall on a one-year contract on 16 July 2013, along with Milan Lalkovič.[20] He scored his first goal for Walsall in a Football League Trophy tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 4 September 2013.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Why QPR's Number 42 Should Be Worth Keeping An Eye On | Non League Natter". Nonleaguenatter.wordpress.com. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Edward, Tim (17 July 2010). "Former Ilford striker Troy Hewitt signs for Harrow Borough". Harrow Observer. Newsquest. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "E.ON Player of the Round". TheFA.com. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Football, Tribal (10 February 2011). "QPR offer chance to non-league star Troy Hewitt". triballfootball.com. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Mail, Simon (25 February 2011). "Harrow Borough Boss David Howell Backs Troy Hewitt After QPR Deal". Harrow Times. Newsquest. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Batham, Jon (25 February 2011). "New QPR striker tipped for top by former boss". Harrow Observer. Newsquest. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "R's tie up Hewitt deal". qpr.co.uk. Queens Park Rangers. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "QPR 0 – 2 Rochdale". news.bbc.co.uk/sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Premier League: Andrey Arshavin leads list of players released". BBC Sport. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "QPR loan out Troy Hewitt & Gary Borrowdale". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Hewitt heads back to Hoops". Sky Sports. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Bury take QPR striker Troy Hewitt on loan". BBC Sport. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Bury sign winger Seb Carole on non-contract terms". BBC Sport. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Southend 1 – 1 Bury (3–2 on pen)". BBC Sport. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Kevin Blackwell: Bury finances may lead to departures". BBC Sport. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Bury extend Troy Hewitt & Tom Hopper loan spells". BBC Sport. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Kevin Blackwell: Bury manager will not leave despite job links". BBC Sport. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Hoops loan Hewitt to U's". Sky Sports. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Colchester 1–2 Crewe". BBC Sport. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Walsall: Troy Hewitt and Chelsea's Milan Lalkovic join". BBC Sport. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Aaron McCarey is hero in Wolves-Walsall JPT shoot-out". BBC Sport. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 

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