Tommy Spurr

Tommy Spurr

Football player infobox| playername= Tommy Spurr


fullname = Thomas Spurr
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1987|9|30|df=y
cityofbirth = Leeds
countryofbirth = England
height = height|ft=6|in=1
currentclub = Sheffield Wednesday
clubnumber = 2
position = Defender
years = 2005-
clubs = Sheffield Wednesday
caps(goals) = 80 (3)
nationalyears =
nationalteam =
nationalcaps(goals) =
pcupdate = 19:44, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
ntupdate =

Thomas "Tommy" Spurr (born in Leeds on 30 September 1987) is an English footballer currently playing for Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

Tommy is a central defender who joined Sheffield Wednesday full time in 2004 and in his first season established himself in the reserves and won a place on the bench for the first team. He was named Academy player of the year in the 2004–05 season and made his first team debut against Reading on 22 April 2006. He was awarded Sponsor's Man of the Match for his performance in the game.

The 2006–07 season saw Spurr hold down a regular place in the starting eleven at left back ahead of the more experienced Peter Gilbert and John Hills. In December 2006, Spurr was given a new two and a half year contract which took his contract up until the summer of 2009.

Spurr scored his first goal for "The Owls" against Charlton on 25 August 2007 in a 3–2 defeat. He scored his second career goal and first Hillsborough goal on 14 April 2008 against Plymouth Argyle. It proved to be the equaliser in what was a crunch game for Sheffield Wednesday and was voted Sky Sports Championship Goal of the Season.

In December 2007 Championship rivals QPR made an offer for Spurr, it was turned down however as he was described as a 'top asset in the playing squad.' [cite news
url = http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11703_2991719,00.html
title = Owls turn down bids for duo
publisher = Sky Sports
date = 19 December 2007
accessdate = 2008-02-06
] Later in the month QPR made an improved offer rumored to be £750,000 which was also rejected by Wednesday.

Spurr scored his third goal for Sheffield Wednesday against Watford at Hillsborough on the 13th of September 2008. Despite playing at centre back for the game due to an injury sustained by Mark Beevers, Spurr found himself on the left wing and played a delightful give and go with Etienne Esajas, before sliding the ball right footed past Mart Poom from 8 yards. Wednesday won the game 2-0.

References

* [http://www.swfc.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10304~33340,00.html Tommy Spurr player profile] at swfc.co.uk
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