Will Hayhurst

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Will Hayhurst
Will Hayhurst 22-02-2014 1.jpg
Hayhurst playing for York City in 2014
Personal information
Full name William Hayhurst[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 23)[1]
Place of birth Longridge, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Winger
Youth career
0000–2012 Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Preston North End 36 (4)
2014 York City (loan) 18 (1)
2015–2016 Notts County 12 (0)
National team
2013 Republic of Ireland U19 2 (0)
2013 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:18, 20 May 2016 (UTC).

William "Will" Hayhurst (born 24 February 1994) is a professional footballer who plays as a winger.

Club career[edit]

Preston North End[edit]

Hayhurst was born in Longridge, Lancashire[1] and grew up supporting Preston North End.[3] He played for Longridge Town before joining Preston North End U14.[3] There, Hayhurst started his career in the youth system at Preston, and while in the club's academy, Hayhurst suffered an injuries setback, which he broke both of his leg.[3] Hayhurst initially thought that injuries could have cost him getting a professional contract.[4] Eventually, Hayhurst signed a two-year apprenticeship in the summer of 2010.[4]

On 28 April 2012, he made his professional debut in a 2–2 draw with Charlton Athletic, coming on as a late substitute for David Gray.[5] On 23 February 2013, he scored his first goal for the club, in a 1–1 draw against Swindon Town.[6] He scored his second goal for the club on 2 March, in a 1–1 draw away to Milton Keynes Dons[7] and his third goal came on 9 March 2013, in a 2–0 win over Stevenage, to make it three goals in three appearance for Hayhurst.[8] Hayhurst later had his fourth goal for the club on 9 April 2013, in a 2–0 win over Oldham Athletic.[9] On 18 April 2013, the club activated their options to extend Hayhurst's contract for another year.[10] At the end of the 2012–13 season, Hayhurst signed a new two-year contract with the club in June 2013.[11] Hayhurst described signing a new contract with the club as "living the dream".[12]

Hayhurst joined League Two club York City on 27 January 2014 on a one-month loan,[13] making his debut the following day as a 55th-minute substitute for Lanre Oyebanjo in a 2–0 home defeat to Chesterfield.[14] On 3 March 2014, Hayhurst extended his loan spell with York until the end of 2013–14.[15] Hayhurst then scored his first York goal, in a 1–0 win over Torquay United on 25 March 2014.[16] Hayhurst went on to make 18 appearances for York.[14]

Notts County[edit]

On 13 January 2015, Hayhurst signed for Notts County on an 18-month contract.[17] Upon joining Notts County, Hayhurst stated joining the club could help him gain fitness, having appeared less in the first half of the season at Preston.[18] Hayhurst made his Notts County debut four days later on 17 January 2015, in a 2–1 win over Crewe Alexandra.[19] He was released by the club at the end of 2015–16.[20]

International career[edit]

Though Hayhurst was born in England, Hayhurst was eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland national team through his grandmother.[3] Hayhurst revealed that he made no appearances for the Republic of Ireland national under-17 team because of a leg injury, prevented him from making his Ireland U17 debut.[3]

Hayhurst was called up to the Republic of Ireland under-19 team for the games of the Elite Round of the UEFA U19 Championship qualifying campaign.[21] He was capped twice at this level, with his debut coming in a 2–2 draw with Switzerland on 6 June 2013.[22]

Hayhurst was then called up by Republic of Ireland under-21 team in October 2013.[23] He made his debut as a seventieth-minute substitute in a 1–0 home defeat to Romania on 15 October 2013; this was the first of two caps at under-21 level.[22]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2013, Hayhurst talked about his daily life as a footballer.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

Hayhurst playing for York City in 2014
As of match played 21 April 2015
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Preston North End 2011–12[25] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[26] League One 21 4 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 25 4
2013–14[14] League One 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2014–15[27] League One 7 0 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 11 0
Total 36 4 3 0 5 0 4 0 48 4
York City (loan) 2013–14[22] League Two 18 1 2[b] 0 20 1
Notts County 2014–15[27] League One 12 0 12 0
2015–16[28] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 66 5 3 0 5 0 6 0 80 5
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in League Two play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Will Hayhurst". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "William Hayhurst". ESPN FC. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Exclusive Will Hayhurst column". Lancashire Evening Post. Preston. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Will making his mark at PNE". Lancashire Evening Post. Preston. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Hayhurst: It is a dream come true". Preston North End F.C. 28 April 2012. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Swindon 1–1 Preston". BBC Sport. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "MK Dons 1–1 Preston". BBC Sport. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Preston 2–0 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Preston 2–0 Oldham". BBC Sport. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Options activated on three players". Preston North End F.C. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Hayhurst commits to Preston". Sky Sports. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "Dream come true for Will". Preston North End F.C. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Will Hayhurst joins on loan". York City F.C. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c "Games played by William Hayhurst in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "Will Hayhurst to stay at City". York City F.C. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "York City 1–0 Torquay United". BBC Sport. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Notts County sign Preston winger Will Hayhurst". Notts County F.C. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "County move thrills Hayhurst". Sky Sports. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Notts County 2–1 Crewe Alexandra". BBC Sport. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  20. ^ "Notts County release 11 players as retained list is announced for the 2016/17 season". Notts County F.C. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  21. ^ "Will called up to ROI squad". Preston North End F.C. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  22. ^ a b c "W. Hayhurst". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "Republic of Ireland U21 prepare for Romania test". Irish Football Association. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  24. ^ Wheeler, Oliver (6 June 2013). "The Will Hayhurst diaries - First entry". Preston North End F.C. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  25. ^ "Games played by William Hayhurst in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by William Hayhurst in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  27. ^ a b "Games played by William Hayhurst in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  28. ^ "Games played by William Hayhurst in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 

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