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Simon Ferry
Personal information
Full name Simon Ferry
Date of birth 11 January 1988 (1988-01-11) (age 22)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Swindon Town
(on loan from Celtic)
Number 30
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005– Celtic 0 (0)
2009– Swindon Town (loan) 32 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:30, 17 March 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Simon Ferry (born 11 January 1988 in Dundee, Scotland) is a Scottish professional footballer currently playing for Swindon Town on loan from Celtic.

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Club career

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Celtic

Having played for the Celtic youth teams, Ferry signed a 4 and a half year professional contract with the club in January 2006.[1] He was part of the team that won the Under-19 League and Cup double in 2006 and was among a number of players named, by coach Willie McStay, as likely to progress to the first team.[2]

A few months later Ferry made his first-team debut on a pre-season tour of Poland,[3] playing against Wisła Kraków and Legia Warsaw.[4][5]

His professional development was curtailed by injury problems sustained in the 2006–07 season, which resulted in him missing almost three years of football club football. He returned to the Celtic first team squad in February 2009,[6][3] and featured in a 2–0 win in a Wembley Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur on 26 July 2009.

Swindon Town

On 27 August 2009, Ferry joined Swindon Town on loan until January 2010 along with Celtic teammate Ben Hutchinson.[7] He made his debut for Swindon Town on 29 August 2009, receiving the Clubs Man of the Match award in a 2-1 victory against Southend United.

On 26 November, it was announced that a deal had been agreed with parent club Celtic to extend the loan until the end of the season.[8]

International career

In July 2006, Ferry played for Scotland at the 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. The Scottish team reached the final, in which Ferry played, but they lost to Spain.[9] Due to injury he missed the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Career statistics

As of 3 October 2009.
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swindon
2009-10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0

References

  1. ^ Craig Swan, "Ferry takes on board Keane lessons to star for young Scots", The Times, 20 July 2006.
  2. ^ "McStay backs Celtic's double winning youths", RTÉ Sport, 11 May 2006
  3. ^ a b Simon Ferry profile, Celticfc.net, retrieved 13 June 2009
  4. ^ "Experimental Celts lose out in Warsaw", The Scotsman, 5 July 2006
  5. ^ "Wisla Krakow 2-0 Celtic", BBC Sport, 6 July 2006
  6. ^ Ronnie Esplin, "Strachan not for yielding as Celtic fringe men speak out", The Scotsman, 28 February 2009
  7. ^ "Town agree Loan Moves". Swindon Town FC. 27 August 2009. http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10341~1770344,00.html. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  8. ^ Sign me up!
  9. ^ Andrew Haslam, "Bueno double gives Spain glory", UEFA.com, 29 July 2006

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