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Thomas James Allan (born 30 October 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back or left back for National League North club York City.

Tom Allan
Tom Allan 26-10-2013 1.jpg
Allan playing for York City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Thomas James Allan[1]
Date of birth (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth York, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.92 m)[3]
Playing position Centre back / Left back
Club information
Current team
York City
Youth career
2002–2011 York City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 York City 10 (0)
2011Hucknall Town (loan) 1 (0)
2013Harrogate Town (loan) 2 (0)
2014–2015 Gateshead 20 (1)
2015–2018 Alfreton Town 103 (13)
2016–2017Tadcaster Albion (loan) 5 (3)
2018– York City 5 (0)
2018–2019Alfreton Town (loan) 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:00, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Allan started his career with hometown club York City aged eight and had a loan spell with Hucknall Town of the Northern Premier League Division One South in 2011. He signed a professional contract with York in December 2012, and made his first-team debut in League Two shortly after. He had a loan spell with Conference North club Harrogate Town in 2013 before being released by York in 2014. He spent one season with Conference Premier club Gateshead before being released.

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CareerEdit

York CityEdit

 
Allan training with York City in 2013

Born in York, North Yorkshire, Allan joined the youth system of hometown club York City in 2002 at the age of eight.[4] He signed for Northern Premier League Division One South club Hucknall Town on loan in October 2011, making his only appearance as a substitute against Stamford before returning to York in November.[5][6] While still a second-year trainee, he signed a one-and-a-half-year professional contract with York on 6 December 2012, with manager Gary Mills commenting: "Tom has come on unbelievably in the last 12 months and thoroughly deserves his first professional contract".[7][4] He made his first-team debut as a 56th-minute substitute for Chris Doig in York's 4–1 home win over Bristol Rovers on 15 December 2012.[8] Allan made his full debut on 13 April 2013 in a 2–0 away win over Northampton Town, and finished the 2012–13 season with five appearances for York.[8]

He joined Conference North club Harrogate Town on a one-month loan on 21 November 2013, having made four appearances for York up to that point in 2013–14.[9] His debut came two days later in a 3–0 victory away to Workington, and made one more appearance for the club before returning to York on 20 December 2013.[10][11] Allan came on as an 89th-minute substitute for Will Hayhurst in York's 0–0 away draw with Fleetwood Town in the play-off semi-final second leg, resulting in the team being eliminated 1–0 on aggregate.[12] This was his sixth appearance for York in 2013–14.[12] He was released by York in May 2014, as the offer of a new two-year contract was withdrawn after he failed to respond to it within a one-month timeframe.[13]

Non-LeagueEdit

Allan joined Conference Premier club Gateshead, managed by his former York manager Mills, on 30 June 2014.[14] He signed a one-year contract that would be extended by a further year pending on him making a pre-determined number of appearances.[14] He made his debut on 23 August 2014 as a second-half substitute for Lewis Guy in a 6–1 home defeat to Grimsby Town.[10] He scored his first career goal on 25 October 2014 in a 4–0 home win against Gainsborough Trinity in the FA Cup.[10] Allan made 22 appearances and scored two goals[10] for a Gateshead team that ranked 10th in the Conference Premier in 2014–15.[15] He was released by new manager Malcolm Crosby in June 2015.[16]

Allan signed for newly relegated National League North club Alfreton Town on 6 July 2015 on a one-year contract.[17] In December 2016, Allan dropped down two divisions by joining Northern Premier League Division One North club Tadcaster Albion on loan.[18] He scored on his debut on 17 December 2016 in a 3–2 away win over Radcliffe Borough, dispossessing Lassana Nalatche before shooting into the bottom corner.[19] In June 2017, Allan signed a new one-year contract at Alfreton.[20]

Allan re-signed for York City, with the club now in the National League North, on 17 May 2018.[21] He rejoined Alfreton Town on 16 November 2018 on loan until 1 January 2019, having started only four matches for York in 2018–19.[22] His debut came the following day when starting Alfreton's 3–1 home win over Nuneaton Borough in the league.[23] The loan was extended until the end of the season in January 2019.[24]

Style of playEdit

Allan primarily plays at centre back and left back.[25] By late 2016, he had started playing as a left winger.[19]

Career statisticsEdit

As of end of 2018–19 season
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
York City 2011–12[26] Conference Premier 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[8] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2013–14[12] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 6 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
Hucknall Town (loan) 2011–12[6] Northern Premier League
Division One South
1 0 1 0
Harrogate Town (loan) 2013–14[10] Conference North 2 0 2 0
Gateshead 2014–15[10] Conference Premier 20 1 2 1 0 0 22 2
Alfreton Town 2015–16[10][27] National League North 36 2 3 0 1[b] 0 40 2
2016–17[10][28] National League North 30 4 6 1 0 0 36 5
2017–18[10][29] National League North 37 7 2 1 1[b] 0 40 8
Total 103 13 11 2 2 0 116 15
Tadcaster Albion (loan) 2016–17[30] Northern Premier League
Division One North
5 3 2[c] 0 7 3
York City 2018–19[10][31] National League North 5 0 1 0 6 0
Alfreton Town (loan) 2018–19[10][32] National League North 19 2 1[b] 0 20 2
Career total 165 19 14 3 0 0 6 0 185 22
  1. ^ Appearance in League Two play-offs
  2. ^ a b c Appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ One appearance in West Riding County Cup, one in Northern Premier League Challenge Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/06/2017 and 30/06/2017" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 1. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Tom Allan". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Tom Allan". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Tom Allan turns professional". York City F.C. 6 December 2012. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Ex-boss Tommy guns down new-look Yellows". Hucknall Dispatch. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Town in lift-off under Lyttle". Hucknall Dispatch. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  7. ^ Flett, Dave (7 December 2012). "Youth team ace Tom Allan promoted to York City's senior squad". The Press. York. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  8. ^ a b c "Games played by Tom Allan in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Tom Allan to Harrogate Town". York City F.C. 21 November 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "T. Allan: Summary". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Town's winter wonderland". Wetherby News. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Games played by Tom Allan in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  13. ^ Flett, Dave (20 May 2014). "Coulson and Oyebanjo offered deals but Puri, Reed, Andrew and Allan released". The Press. York. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  14. ^ a b "Gateshead sign Jones, Allan, Rankine and O'Donnell". BBC Sport. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Football Conference: 2014/15: Latest table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  16. ^ "Gateshead release 11 players under new boss Malcolm Crosby". BBC Sport. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  17. ^ Green, Peter (6 July 2015). "Non-League football: Alfreton Town sign former York City and Gateshead defender Tom Allan". Derby Telegraph. Archived from the original on 17 July 2017.
  18. ^ Appleyard, Ian (18 December 2016). "Tom Allan's debut strike helps Tadcaster Albion on way to victory". The Press. York. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  19. ^ a b Taylor, Jay (17 December 2016). "Report: Brewers back to winning ways after victory over Borough". Tadcaster Albion A.F.C. Retrieved 25 January 2018 – via Pitchero.
  20. ^ "Alfreton take number of summer signings to seven". Derbyshire Times. Chesterfield. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  21. ^ Appleyard, Ian (17 May 2018). "Defender Allan returns to the club". York City F.C. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  22. ^ Appleyard, Ian (16 November 2018). "Allan returns to Alfreton on loan". York City F.C. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Alfreton Town 3–1 Nuneaton Borough". Alfreton Town F.C. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  24. ^ Appleyard, Ian (4 January 2019). "Allan extends Alfreton Town loan". York City F.C. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  25. ^ "York City youth team". York City F.C. Youth Team. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013.
  26. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2012). Non-League Club Directory 2013. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 162–163. ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0.
  27. ^ For FA Cup second qualifying round: "Cup defeat from the jaws of victory". Tamworth F.C. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
    For FA Cup third qualifying round: "Hednesford Town 2–4 Alfreton Town". Hednesford Town F.C. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
    For FA Trophy third qualifying round: "Alfreton Town knocked out of FA Trophy at first hurdle after Nuneaton Town defeat". Ripley & Heanor News. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  28. ^ For FA Cup second qualifying round: "Alfreton Town 1 AFC Fylde 0: Full FA Cup report and reaction". Blackpool Gazette. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
    For FA Cup third qualifying round: "Priestley brace sends Alfreton Town through in FA Cup". Derbyshire Times. Chesterfield. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
    For FA Trophy third qualifying round: "Alfreton Town and Gainsborough play out bore draw in FA Trophy". Mansfield and Ashfield Chad. 27 November 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
    For FA Trophy third qualifying round replay: "Westcarr thwarts Trinity as Alfreton win Trophy replay". Mansfield and Ashfield Chad. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  29. ^ For FA Cup second qualifying round: "FA Cup 2nd Q Round: Alfreton Town 2 AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2". AFC Rushden & Diamonds. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    For FA Cup second qualifying round replay: "FA Cup: AFC Rushden & Diamonds 1 Alfreton Town 3". AFC Rushden & Diamonds. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    For FA Cup third qualifying round: "Stourbridge 3–1 Alfreton Town". Alfreton Town F.C. 1 October 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    For FA Trophy third qualifying round: "FA Trophy: Alfreton Town 0–2 Altrincham". Alfreton Town F.C. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  30. ^ "Fixtures and results: 2016/17 season". Tadcaster Albion A.F.C. Retrieved 25 January 2018 – via Pitchero.
  31. ^ For FA Cup second qualifying round: Flett, Dave (23 September 2018). "York City 5 Ashton Athletic 0 report, match stats and player ratings". The Press. York. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
    For FA Cup third qualifying round: Flett, Dave (7 October 2018). "York City 3 St Ives Town 0 report, match stats and player ratings". The Press. York. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  32. ^ For FA Trophy third qualifying round: "Alfreton Town 0–2 Farsley Celtic". Alfreton Town F.C. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Profile at the York City F.C. website