Name: Josh Wakefield
Date of Birth: 11 June 1993
Place of Birth: Frimley
Josh was born in Frimley in Surrey on November 6th 1993 and is therefore 21 years old. He is a player that came through Bournemouth's youth ranks, but only at a late stage, having been spotted playing for a Shanklin side on the Isle of Wight. They gave him a two year scholarship in 2010, with his first professional contract being given in April 2012, towards of that spell. Whilst still a youth scholar, he picked up loan experience with Wimborne Town (1 appearance) and Hamworthy United (4 appearances).
Having been given his professional contract, Wakefield might have expected to have spent a few years playing for their Reserve and Development set-ups, but instead a few weeks later he was thrown in the deep end, making his professional first team debut on April 30th 2012, against Scunthorpe United at the tail end of that season, and following it up a week later with his home debut. Josh then added on two more appearances for the Cherries during the early part of the 2012-13 season, before dropping down their pecking order after the arrival of new manager Eddie Howe and the injection of big cash into Bournemouth's set-up. As such he has failed to add to those four appearances, with his last first team game coming in September 2012, and with him now only being listed as an Under-21 player at Dean Court.
Since then, he's had a loan spell with Dagenham and Redbridge, where he failed to make an appearance during the 2012-13 campaign. He then followed that up with 2013-14 loan spells with Dorchester Town (12 appearances, 2 goals) and Welling United (18 appearances, 1 goal) which took him into Conference South and Conference National football respectively. During the 2014-15 campaign he also had a loan spell with Torquay United (10 appearances, 1 goal) followed by a one month spell with Bristol Rovers that failed to give him any first team appearances.
Josh generally plays as a central midfielder. He has joined Yeovil Town on a one month loan deal that expires on September 19th.
Total Appearances: 6
Total Goals: 0
Debut Appearance: 18 August 2015