Sam Togwell

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Sam Togwell
Sam Togwell 2017-03-04 1.jpg
Togwell playing for Eastleigh in 2017
Personal information
Full name Samuel James Togwell[1]
Date of birth (1984-10-14) 14 October 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Beaconsfield, England[2]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Slough Town
Youth career
1994–2002 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Crystal Palace 1 (0)
2004Oxford United (loan) 4 (0)
2005Northampton Town (loan) 9 (0)
2005–2006Port Vale (loan) 27 (2)
2006–2008 Barnsley 66 (2)
2008–2012 Scunthorpe United 159 (5)
2012–2014 Chesterfield 55 (3)
2014Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 4 (0)
2014–2016 Barnet 93 (1)
2016–2018 Eastleigh 45 (1)
2018– Slough Town 40 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Samuel James Togwell (born 14 October 1984) is an English footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for National League South side Slough Town.

He began his career with Crystal Palace in 2002, where he was loaned out to Oxford United, Northampton Town, and Port Vale. In July 2006 he transferred to Barnsley, before he joined Scunthorpe United in August 2008, he helped the "Iron" to win promotion out of the League One play-offs in 2009. He signed with Chesterfield in July 2012, and became a key player in the 2012–13 season, he lost his first team place the following season and was loaned out to Wycombe Wanderers. He helped Chesterfield to win the League Two title in 2013–14, he signed with Barnet in August 2014, and helped the club to the Conference title in the 2014–15 season. He was sold on to Eastleigh in December 2016, before joining Slough Town in June 2018.

Career[edit]

Crystal Palace[edit]

Togwell started out in the Crystal Palace youth set-up at the age of ten,[3] before making his senior debut as a seventeen-year-old substitute on 22 December 2002 at Millmoor. Palace beat Rotherham United 3–1, returning to London with three First Division points.

He did not get another game in the 2002–03 or 2003–04 seasons, mainly due to a broken leg. After rejecting a loan move to Norwegian club Viking FK,[3] Togwell joined League Two club Oxford United on loan in October 2004, he made five appearances before returning to Selhurst Park the next month. In March 2005 he went back into the basement division to join Northampton Town on loan, he made eight appearances, before his loan deal was extended to cover the play-offs.[4] Southend United defeated the "Cobblers" in the semi-finals, before beating Lincoln City in the final.

Togwell, by now captain of the reserve team, played in the opening three rounds of the League Cup in 2005–06, including a 2–1 defeat of European Champions Liverpool in which he marked Steven Gerrard.[3] In November 2005, he joined League One club Port Vale on a six-week loan deal,[5] he impressed at Vale Park, especially on 6 January when he scored both goals of a FA Cup Third Round defeat of Doncaster Rovers.[6] Having already had the loan extended once,[7] Martin Foyle managed to extend the deal until the end of the season after Togwell played some excellent football in January.[8] In March, Vale made Palace an offer, to sign the young midfielder permanently in the summer;[9] the next month, with Togwell and Vale agreed on personal terms, chairman Bill Bratt admitted that the two clubs were a long way from agreeing a deal, with Palace demanding a large sum in transfer fees.[10] The cash-strapped club were forced to abandon hope of signing Togwell, though handed him the club's "Young Player of The Year" award in recognition of his performances in his 30 games that season.[11]

Barnsley[edit]

His tenure at Palace did not last much longer, however, as he left for Barnsley in July 2006 for an undisclosed fee.[12] Togwell made his League debut for Barnsley on 5 August 2006, in a 2–1 defeat at Cardiff City, he made 46 appearances in 2006–07, including both Championship clashes with former club Palace, both of which finished 2–0 for the home team. Battling with Bobby Hassell and new signing Anderson Silva de França for a first team place, he found life tough at Oakwell the next season. In all he played 27 games, three of which came in the club's impressive FA Cup run, including a substitute appearance in the memorable victory over Premier League team Chelsea.[13]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

Togwell playing for Scunthorpe United in 2011

He joined Scunthorpe United on a free transfer in August 2008, signing a two-year deal;[14] the young midfield battler was optimistic of the club's future, predicting promotion.[15] His prophecy was fulfilled at Wembley, as the "Iron" defeated Millwall 3–2 in the play-off final, he remained a key member of Scunthorpe's first team in the Championship; making 47 appearances in 2009–10, he managed to bag a goal against his former employers at Selhurst Park in the process.[16] Signing a new two-year deal in June 2010,[17] Togwell recovered from a knee injury to make 40 appearances in the 2010–11 campaign,[18] he was given the club's Player of the Year award, the Ernie Storey Memorial Trophy, however he could not prevent the "Iron" from finishing in last place and thereby suffer relegation back into League One.[19] He made 44 appearances in 2011–12, as Alan Knill led the Glanford Park outfit to an 18th-place finish in League One; however he was one of ten players released by the club in May 2012.[20]

Chesterfield[edit]

In July 2012, Togwell joined League Two club Chesterfield on a two-year contract,[21] he made 50 appearances in the 2012–13 campaign. On 14 March 2014, Togwell joined fellow League Two club Wycombe Wanderers on a one-month loan deal,[22] he made his debut for the "Chairboys" the next day in a 2–0 defeat to York City, and gave away a penalty before being sent off for two bookable offences.[23] He returned from suspension to play three games for Wycombe before being recalled by Chesterfield on 9 April,[24] he played a total of ten games for Chesterfield as the "Spireites" won promotion as divisional champions in 2013–14, and was released by manager Paul Cook in the summer.[25]

Barnet[edit]

Togwell joined Barnet of the Conference Premier in August 2014,[26] he missed just four league games of the 2014–15 season as Martin Allen's "Bees" won promotion back into the English Football League as champions of the Conference. He played 40 games in the 2015–16 season and signed a one-year contract extension in May,[27] he underwent a hernia operation in October 2016, which kept him out of action for six weeks.[28] In total he played 99 times for the Bees, scoring one goal.

Eastleigh[edit]

On 15 December 2016, Togwell joined National League club Eastleigh for a fee of £20,000,[29] he signed an 18-month contract; the move reunited him with former Barnet manager Martin Allen.[30] He was appointed as club captain one month later following the departure of Joe Partington;[31] however he endured a difficult 2017–18 campaign, which started badly as he was ruled out for the first half of the season after picking up a thigh injury in August.[32] By the time he recovered to full fitness manager Richard Hill had been replaced by Andy Hessenthaler, who opted to release Togwell at the end of the campaign.[33][34]

Slough Town[edit]

Togwell joined newly-promoted National League South club Slough Town in June 2018, where he joined up with his brother Lee;[35] as well as playing together, the brothers also ran a personal training business together.[36] He scored three goals in 44 matches in the 2018–19 season, helping the "Rebels" to reach the Second Round of the FA Cup, where they were beaten by Gillingham.[37]

Career statistics[edit]

Togwell playing for Wycombe Wanderers in 2014
As of match played 30 April 2019
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
Crystal Palace 2002–03[38] First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04[39] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05[40] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06[41] Championship 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Oxford United (loan) 2004–05[40] League Two 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Northampton Town (loan) 2004–05[40] League Two 9 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 10 0
Port Vale (loan) 2005–06[41] League One 27 2 2 2 0 0 1[b] 0 30 4
Barnsley 2006–07[42] Championship 44 1 2 0 0 0 46 1
2007–08[43] Championship 22 1 3 0 2 0 27 1
Total 66 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 73 2
Scunthorpe United 2008–09[44] League One 43 2 3 1 0 0 5[c] 1 51 4
2009–10[45] Championship 41 2 2 0 4 0 47 2
2010–11[46] Championship 36 0 1 0 3 0 40 0
2011–12[47] League One 39 1 2 0 2 0 1[b] 0 44 1
Total 159 5 8 1 9 0 6 1 182 7
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2013–14[48] League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Chesterfield 2012–13[49] League Two 45 3 2 0 1 0 2[b] 0 50 3
2013–14[48] League Two 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 56 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 61 3
Barnet 2014–15[50] Conference Premier 42 0 3 0 0 0 45 0
2015–16[51] League Two 39 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 40 1
2016–17[52] League Two 12 0 0 0 1 0 1[d] 0 14 0
Total 93 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 99 1
Eastleigh 2016–17[52][53] National League 23 1 1 0 0 0 24 1
2017–18[54][53] National League 22 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
Total 45 1 2 0 0 0 47 1
Slough Town 2018–19[53] National League South 40 3 4 0 0 0 44 3
Career total 503 17 23 3 17 0 11 1 558 21
  1. ^ Appearance in the League Two play-offs
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Four appearances and a goal in the Football League Trophy and one appearance in the League One play-offs
  4. ^ Appearance in the EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Individual

Scunthorpe United

Chesterfield

Barnet

References[edit]

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