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Adam Buxton (footballer)

Adam Mark Buxton (born 12 May 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender, primarily a right-back, for League Two club Morecambe.

Adam Buxton
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Buxton playing for Accrington Stanley in 2014
Personal information
Full name Adam Mark Buxton[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-12) 12 May 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Morecambe
Number 2
Youth career
0000–2010 Wigan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
2014Burton Albion (loan) 0 (0)
2014Accrington Stanley (loan) 11 (0)
2014–2016 Accrington Stanley 45 (2)
2016–2017 Portsmouth 0 (0)
2017–2019 Tranmere Rovers 67 (3)
2019– Morecambe 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:38, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Wigan AthleticEdit

Buxton began his career at Wigan Athletic, and experienced his first taste of first-team football when he was an unused substitute for an FA Cup tie against Hull City on 8 January 2011.[3] Buxton spent the rest of the season playing for the Wigan reserve team, and went on to captain the development squad throughout the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons.[2] He broke back into the first-team setup at the beginning of the 2013–14 season, travelling with the senior Wigan side on their pre-season tour of the United States, and featuring in several pre-season friendlies.[2] However, once the newly relegated side's season had started, Buxton found himself unable to make his way into the line-up for the first-team.

Burton Albion (Loan)Edit

On 3 January 2014, League Two side Burton Albion took Buxton on loan from Wigan for one month.[4] He was issued the squad number 4, and made his professional debut on 14 January 2014 in a 4–1 defeat to AFC Bournemouth in the FA Cup.[5] Buxton made no further appearances for Burton, and was recalled by Wigan on 1 February 2014, at the completion of the initial one-month loan.[6]

Accrington Stanley (Loan)Edit

Buxton was sent out on loan again a month later, joining another League Two side Accrington Stanley on 8 March 2014, on a one-month emergency loan deal.[7] He made his debut for the club the same day, starting in a 3–1 league win against Chesterfield. Accrington manager James Beattie said of Buxton's debut performance after the match: "I was very pleased with Adam's display at right-back on Saturday and I think everyone who was at the game saw how accomplished he was."[8] On 10 April 2014, Buxton's loan at Stanley was extended until the end of the 2013–14 season.[9] At the end of the season, Buxton was among five players to be released.[10]

Accrington StanleyEdit

After being released by Wigan Athletic, Buxton re-signed for Accrington Stanley on a one-year contract.[11] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 loss at AFC Wimbledon on 24 January 2015.[12] In August 2016 Buxton declined a contract extension with Accrington in favour of joining Portsmouth.[13] He mutually agreed to leave the club after struggling to make an impact and only played cup matches in his short stay.[14]

Tranmere RoversEdit

On 1 February 2017, Tranmere Rovers signed Buxton on a free transfer on a deal until the end of the season.[15]

MorecambeEdit

On 29 June 2019, Buxton signed for League Two club Morecambe on an initial one-year deal.[16] Buxton scored his first goal for Morecambe on 28th September 2019, coming off the bench against Northampton Town to score Morecambe's first of their comeback in a 2-2 draw.[17]

Style of playEdit

While predominantly a right-back, Buxton is a versatile defender, capable of also playing at left-back and centre-back.[4][18]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 11 February 2017.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wigan Athletic 2010–11[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[20] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burton Albion (loan) 2013–14[20] League Two 0 0 1 0 1 0
Accrington Stanley (loan) 2013–14[20] League Two 11 0 11 0
Accrington Stanley 2014–15[21] League Two 17 1 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 19 1
2015–16[22] League Two 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 39 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 41 1
Portsmouth 2016–17[23] League Two 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 4 0
Tranmere Rovers 2016–17[23] National League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 40 1 2 0 2 0 3 0 47 1
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit retained and released lists". Premier League. 7 June 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Adam Buxton player profile". Wigan Athletic FC. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Hull 2–3 Wigan". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Adam Buxton: Burton Albion sign Wigan defender on loan". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Match Report: Bournemouth 4–1 Burton Albion". Burton Albion FC. 14 January 2014. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Buxton recalled". Burton Albion FC. 1 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Wigan Defender Joins on Loan". Accrington Stanley FC. 8 March 2014. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Boss Believes Squad is Key For Season Run-In". Accrington Stanley FC. 10 March 2014. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Buxton Loan Extended". Accrington Stanley FC. 10 April 2014. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014.
  10. ^ "CLUB CONFIRM CONTRACTS EXPIRE". Wigan Athletic F.C. 7 July 2014. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Adam Buxton Returns!". Accrington Stanley FC. 20 July 2014. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  12. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 2–1 Accrington". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Pompey sign full-back Adam Buxton from Accrington Stanley". Portsmouth FC. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Pompey defender Adam Buxton agrees to end Portsmouth contract". Portsmouth FC. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Adam Buxton: Tranmere Rovers sign former Portsmouth defender". BBC Sport. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  16. ^ "ADAM BUXTON SIGNS". Morecambe F.C. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Adam Buxton first Morecambe goal". BBC Sport. 28 September 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Burton Albion sign Wigan Athletic defender on loan". Burton Mail. 3 January 2014. Archived from the original on 6 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  19. ^ a b "Adam Buxton – Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  20. ^ a b c "Games played by Adam Buxton in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Games played by Adam Buxton in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Games played by Adam Buxton in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Buxton in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  24. ^ Pearlman, Michael (25 May 2019). "Newport County 0–1 Tranmere Rovers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2019.

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