Ross Etheridge

Ross Daniel Etheridge (born 14 September 1994) is an English footballer who most recently played as a goalkeeper for Nuneaton Town.

Ross Etheridge
Personal information
Full name Ross Daniel Etheridge
Date of birth (1994-09-14) 14 September 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Chesterfield, England
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Glapwell FC
Youth career
Glapwell FC
Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Derby County 0 (0)
2014Ilkeston (loan)
2014Gresley (loan)
2014–2015Leek Town (loan) 12 (0)
2015Crewe Alexandra (loan) 0 (0)
2015Stalybridge Celtic (loan) 10 (0)
2015–2016 Accrington Stanley 21 (0)
2016–2018 Doncaster Rovers 6 (0)
2016Alfreton Town (loan) 3 (0)
2017Lincoln City (loan) 2 (0)
2018–2019 Nuneaton Town 14 (0)
2018–2019Stratford Town (loan) 20 (0)
2020-2021 Glapwell FC ? (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:00, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Playing careerEdit

Etheridge began his career at Derby County, but never played for the club. He had loan spells at nearby non-league teams Ilkeston, Gresley and Leek Town, and on 26 January 2015, he was loaned to League One club Crewe Alexandra for a month.[1] Starting on 31 January with their 0–5 loss to Milton Keynes Dons at Gresty Road,[2] he was included for five games for the Railwaymen, but never took to the field. On 9 March, he went on another month-long stint at Stalybridge Celtic,[3] playing ten full Conference North games.

Accrington StanleyEdit

On 29 June 2015, after his release from Derby, Etheridge signed for League Two club Accrington Stanley on a year-long deal.[4] He played the first professional game of his career on 1 September, a 1–2 loss to Bury at the Crown Ground in the first round of the Football League Trophy.[5]

Doncaster RoversEdit

On 25 May 2016, Etheridge joined fellow League Two side Doncaster Rovers on a two-year deal.[6] Etheridge failed to impress and by mid January 2017 he was third choice keeper following the signing of Ian Lawlor. He was made available for transfer at the end of the season, though a training ground injury where he broke his ankle made this unlikely to happen.[7]

Nuneaton TownEdit

On 25 January 2018, after being released by mutual consent from Doncaster, Etheridge was signed by National League North side Nuneaton Town.[8] He joined Stratford Town on loan in September 2018 and went on to spend the majority of the season with the Southern Premier Central Division club.[9]

Glapwell FCEdit

At the start of the 2020/21 season Etheridge turned down a host of clubs to sign for home club Glapwell FC[10] where he spent his junior years before joining Derby County academy. He Follows in his father Neil's footsteps who himself was No.1 at Glapwell in the 90's. Neil is still connected with the club as a groundskeeper.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 6 May 2017.[11]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Accrington Stanley 2015–16[12] League Two 21 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 24 0
Doncaster Rovers 2016–17[13] League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 2[b] 0 8 0
Lincoln City (loan) 2016–17[13] National League 2 0 0 0 --- 0 0 2 0
Career Total 29 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 34 0
  1. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two in League Two play-offs.
  2. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Watson, C. (26 January 2015). "Derby County: Rams keeper Ross Etheridge joins Crewe Alexandra on loan". Derby Telegraph. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Crewe 0-5 MK Dons". BBC Sport. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Ross Etheridge Joins Stalybridge Celtic On Loan". Derby County F.C. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Ross Etheridge: Accrington Stanley sign ex-Derby keeper". BBC Sport. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Sean McConville late penalty miss crucial as Bury beat Accrington in JPT". Eurosport. Press Association. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Etheridge To Keep The Moat". Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  7. ^ https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/doncaster-rovers/doncaster-rovers-deal-could-be-struck-to-release-injured-keeper-from-contract-1-8631135 Doncaster Rovers: Deal could be struck to release injured keeper from contract.
  8. ^ http://www.nuneatontownfc.com/teams/98603/player/ross-etheridge-1982393 Ross Etheridge player profile
  9. ^ "Stratford Town sign goalkeeper Ross Etheridge on loan from Nuneaton Borough". Stratford Herald.
  10. ^ https://www.glapwellfc.co.uk/teams/239421/player/ross-etheridge-2594222
  11. ^ "Ross Etheridge | Football Stats | Doncaster Rovers | Age 22 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by Ross Etheridge in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Ross Etheridge in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 July 2017.

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