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TOMMY
DOHERTY
(Midfielder)
Born: 17 Mar 1979
Where: Bristol
Joined Wycombe: September 2006 on loan from QPR.
Two further loan spells followed before he joined on a permanent basis in January 2008 on a free from QPR. Contracted until June 2012.
Wycombe Debut: Rochdale 0 Wycombe 2 - 16th Sep 2006 - League 2
First Wycombe goal: Bury 0 Wycombe 4 - 17th Feb 2007 - League 2
Tommy Doherty
Career summary at Wycombe
93 appearances - 2 goals
up to end of 2008/9 season.
Career Details * indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
Aug96-Jul05 Bristol City 156(33) 7 34(3) 2
Jul05-Jan08 QPR 14(1) 0 0(0) 0
Mar06-Apr06 Yeovil Town(*) 1(0) 0 0(0) 0
Sep06-Dec06 Wycombe Wanderers(*) 9(3) 0 2(1) 0
Jan07-Apr07 Wycombe Wanderers(*) 14(0) 2 2(0) 0
Dec07-Jan08 Wycombe Wanderers(*) 2(3) 0 0(0) 0
2007/2008 Wycombe Wanderers 19(0) 0 2(0) 0
2008/2009 Wycombe Wanderers 34(0) 0 1(1) 0
Background: Originally a trainee with Bristol City, he made his First Team debut for City on 27th September 1997, coming on as a last minute substitute during a 3-0 victory over Luton Town at Ashton Gate. He quickly established himself in the City side and enjoyed promotion to 'Division One' at the end of the 1997/98 campaign. The 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 season's were grim times for Doherty as he missed virtually all games due to injury. However, he returned again for the 2001/2002 campaign and went on to total more than 200 appearances for City and gain nine international caps for Northern Ireland, before moving to Queens Park Rangers in the summer of 2005. Never established himself at Rangers and began his first loan spell at Wycombe under Paul Lambert in September 2006. After a brief return to QPR in December 2006, he started a further loan spell at Wycombe and went on to be named in the PFA 'League 2' side of the season 2006/7. Due to sign for Wycombe on a permanent basis in the summer of 2007, he suffered an appendicitis while on holiday and the deal was delayed until October 2007, with the deal being made permanent in the January 2008 transfer window. On finally getting his man, Paul Lambert commented, "I'm sure that our fans will be absolutely delighted about this signing and so am I. Tommy is a top class player who has bags of experience and I've been trying to get him for ages. I know that he'll be worth the wait." Doherty himself, is renowned for keeping interviews to a minimum and just let his football do the talking.
Agreed a contract extension in July 2009 that now runs until June 2012. External links:
Wikipedia
Soccerbase stats
Bucks Free Press - 3 Jan 2008
Chairboys on the Net 2006-9 - www.chairboys.co.uk - all rights reserved.
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