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Thomas James Eaves (born 14 January 1992) is a professional English footballer who plays as a striker for Hull City.

Tom Eaves
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Eaves with Gillingham in 2018
Personal information
Full name Thomas James Eaves
Date of birth (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Liverpool,[1] England
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 9
Youth career
000?–2007 Crewe Alexandra
2007–2009 Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Oldham Athletic 15 (0)
2010–2016 Bolton Wanderers 4 (0)
2012–2013Bristol Rovers (loan) 16 (7)
2013Shrewsbury Town (loan) 10 (6)
2013Rotherham United (loan) 8 (0)
2013–2014Shrewsbury Town (loan) 25 (2)
2014–2015Yeovil Town (loan) 5 (0)
2015Bury (loan) 9 (1)
2016–2017 Yeovil Town 40 (4)
2017–2019 Gillingham 84 (38)
2019– Hull City 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:38, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Contents

CareerEdit

Oldham AthleticEdit

He joined Oldham Athletic's Centre of Excellence as a youth player at Under-15 age group having previously been at Crewe Alexandra.[1]

He made his Football League debut on 23 January 2010 as a substitute during a 1–0 defeat to Millwall.[3] He made 15 appearances in the 2009/10 season for Oldham, all of them as a substitute. Eaves' breakthrough in the first team soon earned him his first professional contract on a two-year contract.[4] However, Manager Dave Penney claimed that Eaves rejected a new contract and dropped him from the first team unless he resolved his own future.[5]

He scored a hat-trick in a pre-season friendly against Bolton Wanderers on 28 July 2010.[6] Shortly after, Eaves' performance soon attracted from many clubs were keen to sign him.[7] Manager Paul Dickov later confirmed that there were offers from clubs to sign Eaves.[8]

Bolton WanderersEdit

He joined Bolton Wanderers on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 12 August 2010.[9]

Eaves joined the Bolton team on their pre-season tour of America preceding the 2011–12 season, but was injured.[10] He didn't return from the injury until the following summer, although he made an appearance for the reserves in December 2011.[11]

Eaves signed a new three-year contract with Bolton in January 2013.[12] Having been sent on loan to Shrewsbury Town earlier in the season, he was recalled on 15 April 2013[13] and made his debut for the club a day later, coming on as a substitute for David N'Gog in a 3–2 defeat against Leicester City.[14]

At the end of the 2015–16 season, the club confirmed that he would be leaving when his contract expired at the end of June.[15]

Loan spellsEdit

Bristol RoversEdit

On 27 September 2012, Eaves joined League Two Bristol Rovers on a three-month loan deal.[16] After failing to score against Exeter City and Cheltenham Town, he scored his first league goal on 6 October as his loan side beat Northampton Town[17] On 20 October 2012, Bristol Rovers beat local rivals Torquay United 3–2 at the Memorial Stadium, he scored 2 goals in this match.[18] He added another goal to his tally in an away match against AFC Wimbledon on 23 October 2012, which Rovers lost 3–1.[19] On 10 November 2012, he scored the match winner after having set up the two other goals against Chesterfield at the Memorial Stadium in a 3–2 victory.[20] Eaves went to make seventeen appearance and scoring seven times in all competitions before returning on 28 December 2012.[21]

Shrewsbury TownEdit

On 21 February 2013, Eaves joined Shrewsbury Town on an initial one-month loan deal.[22] He made his debut against Stevenage on 23 February, and scored his first goal for the club in the following game on 26 February in a 2–1 loss at home to Doncaster Rovers.[23] On 12 March 2013, he then later scored two against Milton Keynes Dons in a 3–2 win.[24] Weeks later on 22 March 2013, Eaves' loan spell with the club was extended until the end of April.[25] On 1 April, he scored his first senior hat-trick in a 3–0 win against Crawley Town.[26] Weeks after scoring a hat-trick, Eaves was recalled by the club on 15 April 2013.[13]

Rotherham UnitedEdit

On 21 September 2013, Eaves joined League One side Rotherham United on a three-month loan deal.[27] He made his debut on the same day for The Millers in a 1–1 draw away at Walsall, coming on as a 72nd-minute substitute for Kieran Agard.[28] He was recalled by his parent club on 25 November 2013 after making eight appearance for Rotherham United.[29]

Shrewsbury TownEdit

On 28 November 2013, Eaves returned on an emergency loan for Shrewsbury Town initially until 5 January 2014.[30][31] He scored a goal on his second debut, in a 3–1 victory away at Stevenage two days later.[32] His loan was later extended to the end of the 2013/14 season.[33] Eaves then scored his second Shrewsbury Town goal on a late minutes, in a 1–1 draw against Brentford on 1 February 2014.[34]

Yeovil TownEdit

On 27 November 2014, Eaves joined League One side Yeovil Town on loan until 5 January 2015.[35] Eaves made his Yeovil Town debut two days later, making his first start and playing 90 minutes, in a 2–0 loss against Preston North End.[36] Eaves played seven matches for Yeovil without scoring a goal before returning to Bolton at the end of his loan spell.[37]

BuryEdit

Eaves joined League Two side Bury on loan until the end of the season.[38] The same day, Eaves made his Bury debut, in a 1–0 loss against Mansfield Town.[39] Eaves then scored his first Bury goal, in a 2–1 loss against Morecambe on 6 April 2015.[40] After making nine appearance for the club, Eaves made his return to his parent club.[41]

Yeovil TownEdit

After his release from Bolton, on 1 July 2016, Eaves signed for League Two side Yeovil Town on a one-year deal.[42] He scored his first goal for Yeovil in a 1–1 draw with Luton Town on 13 August 2016.[43] At the end of the 2016–17 season, Eaves was released by Yeovil along with five other players.[44]

GillinghamEdit

Following his release from Yeovil, on 22 June 2017, Eaves signed for League One club Gillingham on a two-year deal.[45]

He was offered a new contract by Gillingham at the end of the 2018–19 season.[46]

Hull CityEdit

Eaves refused a contract extension at Gillingham and decided to leave upon its expiration, thus becoming a free agent. On 10 July 2019, he signed for Championship club Hull City on a free transfer, penning a three-year contract.[47] Eaves made his first appearance for the club in the first match of the 2019–20 season in the 2–1 away defeat to Swansea City, when he came off the bench to replace Nouha Dicko.[48]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 13 August 2019.[49]
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Oldham Athletic 2009–10[50] League One 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Bolton Wanderers 2012–13[51] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14[52] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2014–15[53] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bolton Wanderers total 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2012–13[51] League Two 16 7 1 0 17 7
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2012–13[51] League One 10 6 10 6
2013–14[52] League One 25 2 25 2
Shrewsbury Town total 35 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 8
Rotherham United (loan) 2013–14[52] League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 1 9 1
Yeovil Town (loan) 2014–15[53] League One 5 0 2 0 7 0
Bury (loan) 2014–15[53] League Two 9 1 9 1
Yeovil Town 2016–17[54] League Two 40 4 2 0 2 0 4[b] 3 48 7
Gillingham 2017–18[55] League One 41 17 3 1 1 0 2[b] 0 47 18
2018–19[56] League One 43 21 5 1 1 0 1[b] 0 50 22
Gillingham total 84 38 8 2 2 0 3 0 97 40
Hull City 2019–20[57] Championship 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 218 58 13 2 6 0 8 4 245 64
  1. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

ReferencesEdit

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