Lewis Haldane

Lewis Haldane

Lewis Oliver Haldane (born 13 March 1985) is a Welsh former under-21 international footballer. He scored 25 goals in 312 games in a ten year professional career.

A winger, he was a youth player at Southampton and Trowbridge Town, before he turned professional at Bristol Rovers in 2002. Loaned out to non-league Weston-super-Mare, he broke through into the Rovers first team in 2003–04. He was loaned out to Conference club Forest Green Rovers for a part of the 2004–05 and 2005–06 campaigns. He then stormed into the Bristol Rovers first team picture with sixty appearances in 2006–07. At the end of the season he helped the club to win promotion into League One through the play-offs, and he also played in the club's defeat in the Football League Trophy final. A first team regular in 2007–08, he then lost his place and spent the 2008–09 season on loan at Conference side Oxford United. He joined Port Vale on loan at the start of the 2009–10 season, before joining the club permanently in January 2010. He recovered from a serious infection following an insect bite sustained at the start of the 2010–11 season, only to be struck down with a broken leg at the start of the 2011–12 campaign. The injury eventually forced him to retire in October 2012.

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