- Liam Dickinson
Football player infobox
playername = Liam Dickinson
fullname = Liam Michael Dickinson
height = height|ft=6|in=4
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1985|10|4|
currentclub = Huddersfield Town
"(on loan from Derby County)"
clubnumber = 29
youthyears = ?
youthclubs = Blackburn Rovers
clubs = Irlam Town
→ Huddersfield Town (loan)
caps(goals) = 0? 0(?)
October 11, 2008
Liam Michael Dickinson (born
October 4, 1985in Salford, Greater Manchester) is an English professionalfootballer who plays for Derby County in the Football League Championship, but is on loan at Huddersfield Town of Football League One.
Dickinson began his career at Blackburn Rovers where he was in there academy but was realesed before signing a full time contract. He was then playing in the Manchester League for Irlam and Swinton Town. He signed for
Northern Premier Leagueclub Trafford in December2003 where he made 43 appearances, scoring seven goals until a move to Woodley Sports in 2004 where, despite injury problems, he scored nine goals in 38 appearances.cite news | title = Profiles - Liam Dickinson | publisher = Stockport County F.C.| url = http://www.stockportcountyfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10419~36087,00.html | accessdate = 2008-05-07 ]
After impressing during a trial in
November, Stockport Countysigned him for £2,000 in December 2005.cite news | title=Stockport sign striker Dickinson | publisher= BBC Sport| date= 2005-12-22| url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/stockport/4553806.stm| accessdate=2008-06-10 ] On 21 March, 2006he signed a contract extension with the club until July 2008.cite news | title=Dickinson signs new Hatters deal | publisher= BBC Sport| date= 2006-03-21| url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/stockport/4830034.stm | accessdate=2008-06-10 ]
His tally of seven goals in the 2005-06 season played a large part in the club's survival in League Two. He also added seven more league goals for County in the 2006-07 season. He did not score until Boxing Day in a 2-0 win over Notts County, then adding six more before the end of the season.
During the 2007-08 season he had his most prolific term as a Football League player hitting the net 21 times from 32 starts, winning Stockport's Player Of The Year award in the process. He got the decisive goal in the League Two Semi-Final, Second Leg on
17 May, 2008against Wycombe Wanderers at Edgeley Parkcite news | last=Wyatt | first=Chris | title=Dickinson signs new Hatters deal | publisher= BBC Sport| date= 2008-05-17| url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_3/7393798.stm | accessdate=2008-06-10 ] and then scored Stockport's third goal in the League Two Play-Off Final against Rochdale at Wembley Stadiumon 26 Mayas Stockport won 3–2 and were promoted to League Onecite news | title=Stockport 3-2 Rochdale | publisher= BBC Sport| date= 2008-05-26| url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_3/7416601.stm | accessdate=2008-06-10 ] to enhance his reputation on a national scale.
In June 2008, he was linked with a move to Championship clubs Derby County cite news | title=Derby keen on Stockport Striker| publisher=
BBC Sport| date= 2008-06-10| url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/d/derby_county/7445778.stm| accessdate=2008-06-10 ] and Blackpoolcite news | title=Stockport's Liam Dickinson targetted by Blackpool| publisher= Daily Mirror| date= 2008-06-05| url=http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2008/06/05/stockport-sliam-dickinson-targetted-by-blackpool-89520-20595458| accessdate=2008-06-12 ] On 11 JuneStockport stated that they had received no offers for Dickinson and insisted he was not for sale despite reports Derby County had an offer rejected.cite news | title=League One News - No Dickinson offer - Hatters| publisher=sportinglife.com | date= 2008-06-11| url=http://www.sportinglife.com/football/nationwide2/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=soccer_league_1_and_2/08/06/11/manual_143754.html&TEAMHD=nationwide2 | accessdate=2008-06-12 ]
Dickinson signed for Derby County on
July 1, 2008for a fee of around £750,000,cite news | title=Derby swoop for Stockport striker| publisher=BBC.co.uk | date= 2008-07-01| url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/d/derby_county/7445778.stm| accessdate=2008-07-01 ] which could eventually rise to £1,000,000. Dickinson became Paul Jewell's ninth signing of the 2008/09 pre-season. In order for Dickinson to gain more experience, Paul Jewellsent him on an initial one-month loan to League One side Huddersfield Town, on 19 August 2008. He made his debut in Town's 3-1 defeat by Milton Keynes Dons on August 23. His first goal for the Terriers came in their 2-1 defeat by Millwall on August 30. On September 13, he grabbed his first goal at the Galpharm Stadiumwhere he scored to give Town the lead against Tranmere Rovers, but Town lost 2-1 in the end. On September 22, his loan at Town was extended by a further month.
* [http://www.stockportcounty.premiumtv.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10419~36087,00.html Profile at stockportcounty.co.uk]
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