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JON-PAUL
PITTMAN
(Forward)
Born: 24 Oct 1986
Where: Oklahoma, USA
Joined Wycombe: January 2009 from Crawley Town - undisclosed fee.
Wycombe Debut: Bradford 1 Wycombe 0 - 14 Feb 2009 - Lge Two
First Wycombe goal: Dag & R 0 Wycombe 1 - 17 Feb 2009 - Lge Two
Last Wycombe game: Wycombe 3 Southend 1 - 7 May 2011 - Lge Two
Left Wycombe May 2011 - free transfer to Oxford United.
Rejoined Wycombe: 27th June 2013 following release from Oxford Utd
Jon-Paul Pittman
Career summary at Wycombe
93 appearances - 17 goals
Career Details (up to end of 2013/14 season) * indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
Jun05-Jan07 Nottingham Forest 0(0) 0 0(2) 0
Jan06-May06 Hartlepool(*) 2(1) 0 0(0) 0
Aug06-Sep06 Bury(*) 5(4) 1 1(0) 0
Jan07-Jun07 Doncaster Rovers 0(0) 0 0(1) 0
Jun07-Feb09 Crawley Town 54(7) 22 NA NA
2008/2009 Wycombe Wanderers 11(6) 3 0(0) 0
2009/2010 Wycombe Wanderers 21(20) 7 3(1) 3
2010/2011 Wycombe Wanderers 6(13) 4 1(0) 0
May11-May13 Oxford United 8(22) 5 4(1) 1
Sep11-Dec11 Crawley Town(*) 0(4) 1 0(0) 0
2013/2014 Wycombe Wanderers 2(8) 0 0(1) 0
Background: Signed for Wycombe on 2nd February 2009 (the final day of the January 2009 transfer window) for an 'undisclosed fee' from Crawley Town. Originally on the youth books of Aston Villa, the US born striker signed pro terms with Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2005 as an eighteen year old - going on to make his Senior debut in a 3-2 defeat to Woking in the Football League Trophy on 18th October 2005. His only other Forest appearance was to be during a 3-0 defeat to Chester City in the FA Cup on 3rd December 2005. He was subsequently loaned out to Hartlepool United for the remainder of the 2005/6 season. Spent a month on loan at Bury at the start of the following campaign, making nine League appearances and scoring his first senior goal in The Shakers 3-1 home defeat to Chester City on 8th August 2006. Sat out most of the remainder of the 2006/7 season despite a long term loan to Doncaster Rovers - his only senior appearance for Rovers coming in a 2-0 home win over Darlington in the Football League Trophy on 9th September 2007.
Switched to non-League football in the summer of 2007 when he moved to Conference side Crawley Town. Was a regular in the Crawley side - scoring 12 goals in 36 appearances. His 10 Conference goals in 25 appearances in the first half of the 2008/9 season would have been a major factor in highlighting his potential to the prying eyes of Football League scouts and prompting Peter Taylor to battle for his signature in the January 2009 transfer window.
The deal was eventually struck for a fee described by the Crawley Observer as a, "five-figure sum plus extra clauses which will provide Town with additional income from the deal." Meanwhile, Taylor commented on the day of the signing, "I'm excited to have him here, he's a very, very quick player and has had a nice grounding at Villa and Forest. Hopefully this is really going to work out for us."
Pittman was also exited about his move to Adams Park saying, "My plan was always to prove myself again when I dropped out of the league and I feel I did that at Crawley. It's great to come to a club so high up the league and I see no reason why we can't be champions come May." He added, "My aim is to be consistent and to earn my place in the team and keep my shirt. I want to enjoy myself, it's nice to come here and know a couple of faces too. I played with Gary Holt at Forest and Magno Silva Vieira at Crawley."
His time at Wycombe proved to be a rather hit and miss affair. He scored his first goal in a 1-0 victory at Dagenham & Redbridge in February 2009 and hit two more before the end of that campaign as Wanderers scraped automatic promotion back to League One. His time in League One saw him score a further seven goals in 41 appearances, although close to half of those were from the bench. Perhaps his most memorable goals came in a 2-1 victory over Bristol Rovers at Adams Park in August 2009 and an equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Leeds United at Elland Road in January 2010. With Wanderers back in League Two for the 2010/11 season, Pittman started the season in style with a goal in a 2-0 home victory over Morecambe, however, disaster struck in a pre-match warm up on 11th September 2011 when he rupurted a tendon. He returned to First Team action in January 2011 and scored three more League goals before the close of a campaign that saw Wanderers promoted back to League One. A few days later it was announced that he was being released by Manager Gary Waddock, joining Oxford United on a two year deal on 19th May 2011.
After two years with Oxford, rejoined Wanderers, now managed by former teammate at Wycombe, Gareth Ainsworth. However failed to make a major impact and departed at the end of the 2013/14 season to join Conference side Grimsby Town.

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