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Harry Charles Bunn (born 21 November 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Bury.

Harry Bunn
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Bunn playing for Huddersfield Town in 2015
Personal information
Full name Harry Charles Bunn[citation needed]
Date of birth (1992-11-21) 21 November 1992 (age 26)[citation needed]
Place of birth Oldham,[citation needed] England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Bury
Number 10
Youth career
2001–2011 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Manchester City 0 (0)
2011Rochdale (loan) 6 (0)
2012Preston North End (loan) 1 (1)
2012Oldham Athletic (loan) 11 (0)
2012Crewe Alexandra (loan) 4 (0)
2013Sheffield United (loan) 2 (0)
2013–2014Huddersfield Town (loan) 0 (0)
2014–2017 Huddersfield Town 91 (15)
2017– Bury 38 (3)
2018–2019Southend United (loan) 24 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:10, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Born in Oldham, Bunn began his career with Manchester City and transferred to Huddersfield Town in 2014. He was with Huddersfield for three seasons and then transferred to Bury ahead of the 2017–18 season. He has also spent time on loan at Rochdale, Preston North End, Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra and Sheffield United.

CareerEdit

Manchester CityEdit

Bunn joined the Manchester City Academy in 2001 when he was nine.[2] He scored 20 goals playing for both of City's Under-18 and Under-21 teams during the season, leading him to be named the academy scholar of the year at the end of the season.[3] While at the academy, Bunn played under the coach Steve Eyre, who later signed him at Rochdale.[4]

In June 2011, Bunn was promoted to the club's elite development squad ahead of the new season.[5] The following year, Bunn had an opportunity in the first team when he was featured in the club's pre–season campaign.[6] By the time he left Manchester City, Bunn failed to make a breakthrough at the first team.

Loan spellsEdit

Bunn went on loan to League One side Rochdale until December 2011.[7] He made his debut on 5 November 2011, coming off the bench in a 3–1 away loss against Milton Keynes Dons.[8] Three days later, on his first start for Rochdale in the Football League Trophy quarter-final game against local rivals Preston North End, Bunn got on the score sheet, scoring the home side's equaliser in the 1–1 drawn tie which Rochdale eventually lost on penalties.[9] He went to make eight appearance and scoring once before being recalled by his parent club in early–January.[10]

Shortly after ending his loan spell at Rochdale, Bunn joined Preston North End on loan until the end of the season.[11] He scored on his Preston North End debut, starting the match and played for 64 minutes before being substituted, in a 3–2 win against Wycombe Wanderers on 13 January 2008.[12] This, however, turns out to be his only appearance for the club, as he was recalled early by his parent club.[13]

On 16 March 2012, Bunn joined Oldham Athletic on loan until the end of the season.[14] He made his Oldham Athletic debut on 17 March 2012, where he started and played for 67 minutes before being substituted, in a 3–2 loss against Rochdale, the team he played earlier this season.[15] Bunn went on to make 11 appearances for the club during his loan spell.

On 21 August 2012, Bunn joined Crewe Alexandra on loan for the first half of the season,[16] making his debut as a second-half substitute in a 1–2 away win at Scunthorpe United that evening.[17] Bunn went on to make four appearance before "landing awkwardly", resulting injuring knee ligament, during a 0–0 draw against Tranmere Rovers on 8 September 2012.[18] As a result, Bunn's loan spell at Crewe Alexandra was cut short.[19]

On 2 September 2013, Bunn joined Sheffield United on an initial one-month loan deal.[20] He made his Sheffield United debut five days later, where he came on as a second–half substitute, in a 3–1 loss against Rotherham United.[21] After making two appearances for United, Bunn's loan was extended for a further two months,[22] but he failed to play for the first team again during that period.

Huddersfield TownEdit

On returning to Manchester City, Bunn was immediately loaned out again, this time to Huddersfield Town.[23] Despite failing to make a first team appearance whilst on loan at the Terriers, Bunn signed a short-term deal with Huddersfield Town after he was released by Manchester City in January 2014.[24]

He made his début for the Terriers as a late substitute in the 4–2 loss against Blackburn Rovers at the John Smith's Stadium on 15 March 2014.[25] Despite being on the substitute for the rest of the season, Bunn was featured in the club's reserve nevertheless.[26] Following the expiry of his short-term deal, he signed a new 12-month contract at the Terriers on 30 June 2014.[27]

In the 2014–15 season, Bunn featured in the first team under then caretaker manager Mark Lillis at the start of the season.[28] Bunn scored the winner on his full début for the club in a 2–1 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium on 19 August 2014.[29] Eleven days later, on 30 August 2014, he scored again, in a 4–2 loss against Watford.[30] A month later, against Millwall on 27 September 2014, Bunn played a vital role when he set up two goals for Nahki Wells, helping the side win 2–1.[31] This was followed up by scoring, in a 3–1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers four days later.[32] Bunn later scored twice several weeks on 18 October 2014, in a 4–2 win over Blackpool.[33] He then established himself at the Huddersfield Town's first team, playing in the primarily in a left-sided role.[34] On 4 November 2014, Bunn signed a three–year contract with the club, keeping him until 2017.[35] Later in the same day, he scored again despite losing 3–2 to Derby County.[36] After returning to the first team from injuries on two occasions during the season at some points in mid–December and January,[37][38] Bunn then scored again on 31 January 2015, in a 2–1 loss against Leeds United.[39] However, Bunn soon was out of the first team later in the season, due to injuries.[40][41] Even returning to the team, Bunn remained on the substitute bench for the rest of the season.[42] Despite this, Bunn finished his first permanent season at the club, making 32 appearances and scoring 9 times in all competitions. At the end of the 2014–15 season, Bunn was named the club's Young Player of the Year.[43]

In the 2015–16 season, Bunn continued to be in the first team regular for the side and his performance have been praised by Manager Chris Powell at the start of the season.[44] He then scored his first goal for the club, in a 2–1 win over Charlton Athletic on 15 September 2015.[45] A month later against Derby County on 24 October 2015, Bunn scored again, in a 2–1 loss.[46] On After serving a suspension in November,[47] Bunn scored on his return, in a 2–1 loss against Bristol City on 11 December 2015.[48] Shortly after the match, he signed a contract extension with the club, keeping him until 2019.[49] He then scored two goals in two games between 23 January 2016 and 30 January 2016 against Brighton & Hove Albion[50] and Cardiff City.[51] Although he scored 6 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions, Bunn played a role at the club when he "develop his game and now plays an increasingly important role in creating chances for others rather than always seeking to score himself."[52]

In the 2016–17 season, Bunn missed the start of the season, due to a hamstring injury sustained in the pre–season tour.[53][54] Although he returned to the first team from injury,[55] Bunn found himself in the club's rotation squad and played a part–time role under the management of David Wagner in the 2016–17 season.[56] Bunn then scored his first goal of the season, as well as, setting up one of the goals, in a 4–0 win over Port Vale in the third round of the FA Cup.[57] On 1 March 2017 Bunn opened the scoring against his former club Manchester City, which Huddersfield eventually lost 5–1.[58] However, as the 2016–17 season progressed, Bunn's first team opportunities was limited, due to competitions and his own injury concern.[59][60] At the end of the 2016–17 season, Bunn went on to make 19 appearances and scoring two times in all competitions.

BuryEdit

Having been linked with a move away from Huddersfield Town,[61] Bunn joined League One side Bury, signing a three–year contract on 4 August 2017.[62] Upon joining the club, he said he had been motivated by the opportunity to play regular first team football.[63] He made his debut for Bury in a 1–0 loss to Sunderland in the first round of the League Cup on 10 August 2017.[64]

Southend UnitedEdit

On 28 August 2018, Bunn joined League One Southend United on a season long loan.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Bunn is the son of former Hull City and Oldham Athletic striker Frankie Bunn, who managed Oldham Athletic during the 18/19 season. Bunn has an older brother, who is also a footballer, playing in amateur football.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 27 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
Manchester City 2011–12[65] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rochdale (loan) 2011–12[65] League One 6 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 1 8 1
Preston North End (loan) 2011–12[65] League One 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2011–12[65] League One 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2012–13[66] League One 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Sheffield United (loan) 2013–14[67] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Huddersfield Town 2013–14[67] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15[68] Championship 30 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 32 9
2015–16[69] Championship 42 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 44 6
2016–17[70] Championship 16 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 19 2
Huddersfield totals 91 15 5 2 2 0 0 0 95 17
Bury 2017–18[71] League One 37 3 0 0 1 0 3[a] 2 41 5
2018–19[72] League Two 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Bury totals 38 3 0 0 2 0 3 2 43 5
Southend United (loan) 2018–19[72] League One 24 4 3 1 0 0 3[a] 1 30 6
Career total 177 23 9 3 5 0 7 4 198 30
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in EFL Trophy.

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