Mitchel Candlin

Mitchel James Candlin (born 8 June 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Walsall.

Mitchel Candlin
Personal information
Full name Mitchel James Candlin[1]
Date of birth (2000-06-08) 8 June 2000 (age 19)
Place of birth Stafford, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Walsall
Number 19
Youth career
0000–2017 Walsall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Walsall 8 (0)
2018–2019Blackburn Rovers (loan) 0 (0)
2019–2020Nuneaton Borough (loan) 8 (2)
2020–Alvechurch (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:09, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Playing careerEdit

WalsallEdit

Candlin made his Walsall debut as an 84th minute substitute for Adam Chambers in a 1–0 defeat to Bradford City at Valley Parade on 1 April 2017[2] and made four further appearances as a sixteen-year-old before the end of the season.[3]

He scored his first first-team goal for Walsall in a 2–1 pre-season friendly win against Chester in July 2017.[4] Despite a promising pre-season, Candlin managed only four further first team appearances in the 2017–18 season.[5]

On the final day of the August transfer window in 2018, Candlin signed on loan with Blackburn Rovers with a view to making the move permanent on 1 January 2019.[6] However, after failing to make a first-team appearance and only limited game time for the club's U23 side, Rovers opted not to complete the transfer and Candlin returned to Walsall in January 2019.

In September 2019 he joined Nuneaton Borough on a short-term loan deal.[7] He scored his first goal for Nuneaton in a 4–0 home win against Stourbridge on 17 September and went on to make 11 appearances and score 3 goals.[8] He was recalled by Walsall in January 2020 due to a number of injuries to first-team players.[9]

On 2 March 2020, Candlin moved to Alvechurch on a youth loan.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Club Season Division League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Walsall 2016–17[3] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2017–18[5] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
2018–19[11] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019–20[12] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
Blackburn Rovers (loan) 2018–19[11] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nuneaton Borough (loan) 2019–20[8] Southern League Premier 8 2 0 0 3[b] 1 11 3
Alvechurch (loan) 2019–20 Southern League Premier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 16 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 20 3
  1. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Southern League Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Retained List 2016-17" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Bradford City 1-0 Walsall". BBC Sport. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Games played by Mitchel Candlin in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Chester 1-2 Walsall". Saddlers.co.uk. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Games played by Mitchel Candlin in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Mitch Candlin: Blackburn Rovers loan Walsall striker with an option to buy". BBC Sport. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.bescotbanter.net/2019/09/mitchel-candlin-joins-nuneaton-borough.html
  8. ^ a b "Mitch Candlin". Nuneaton Borough. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Walsall striker Mitch Candlin recalled from Nuneaton loan". Express & Star. 6 January 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Walsall striker Mitch Candlin joins Alvechurch on youth loan". Express & Star. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Mitchel Candlin in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Games played by Mitchel Candlin in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 March 2020.