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Matthew Dolan (footballer)

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Name  Matthew Dolan
Career start  2010
Years  Team
Weight  70 kg
Number  4
Height  1.75 m
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Footballer

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Full name  Matthew Alexander Dolan
Date of birth  (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 22)
Current team  Yeovil Town F.C. (#4 / Midfielder)

Place of birth  Hartlepool, England

Matthew Alexander Dolan (born 11 February 1993) is an English footballer who plays for Newport County. Dolan is primarily a midfielder, but is also comfortable in defence.



Dolan began his career at Middlesbrough and in July 2010 was awarded a four-year professional contract with the club, and was captain of their U21 side.

On 4 January 2013, Dolan joined Football League One side Yeovil Town on a months loan deal, and made his debut as a substitute in their Football League Trophy area semi-final defeat against Leyton Orient. He played his first League One match for the club in the 2–0 win at Sheffield United. Dolan only managed five appearances for Yeovil in his first spell on loan before returning to the Riverside due to injury. On 27 March 2013, Dolan unexpectedly returned to Yeovil for a second loan spell this time until the end of the 2012–13 season. On 29 March 2013, Dolan made his first appearance of his second loan spell for Yeovil as a second-half substitute in a goalless draw against Walsall. On 1 April, he scored his first goal in professional football in the 2–1 away win at Notts County, with a goal scored direct from a free kick. Dolan appeared as a second-half substitute in the 2013 League One play-off Final as Yeovil beat Brentford 2–1 to secure promotion to the Football League Championship. Dolan returned to Middlesbrough having made 9 appearances for Yeovil in a loan spell hampered by injuries.

In August 2013, Dolan joined his home-town team Hartlepool United on a one-month loan deal, linking up with former Middlesbrough coaches Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett. This loan was extended in October. Dolan then scored his first goal for the club, in a 3–1 win over Wimbledon on 22 October 2013. This was followed up his second came on 26 December 2013, in a 1–1 draw against Chesterfield. Dolan returned to Hartlepool United in January after making 20 appearance and scoring twice for the club.

Under the management of Aitor Karanka, Dolan was the among players to be offload as part of Karanka's reducing the squad size. So on 1 September Dolan agreed to join Bradford City on loan until the end of the season. After making eleven appearance, it announced on 16 May 2014, Dolan agreed to join Bradford City on a one-year contract.

He moved on loan to Hartlepool United on 27 November 2014. He only made 2 appearances when he was recalled to Bradford City due to an injury.

Following his release from Bradford City, Dolan agreed to sign for League Two side Yeovil Town on a two-year deal from the 1 July 2015.

On 7 June 2017, Dolan rejected the offer of a new contract from Yeovil to sign for fellow League Two side Newport County on a two-year contract. He made his debut for Newport on the opening day of the 2017–18 season, in a 3–3 draw at Stevenage.

Career statistics

As of match played 12 August 2017


Yeovil Town
  • Football League One play-offs: 2012–13
  • References

    Matthew Dolan (footballer) Wikipedia

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