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1: Ross Worner 2013/2014

Ross Worner: 2012/2013 Biography & Statistics

CURRENTLY ON LOAN AT EASTBOURNE BOROUGH

Ross is a goalkeeper, who spent some time as a schoolboy at Millwall and Crystal Palace before moving on to Woking's academy; he has also played Sunday football for Haslemere Town's youth side and trained at ex-Shots keeper Les Cleevely's Keeps Academy.

Ross displayed a mature attitude and a solid work ethic at Kingfield, which was rewarded with a first team contract in the summer of 2007. He made his senior debut at the age of 17 as a first half substitute for the injured Nick Gindre against Cambridge United in a Conference Premier fixture in August of that year and, following a loan at Westfield (Combined Counties Division 1), finished the season having made a further 20 appearances.

He was inexplicably overlooked by both Kim Grant and Phil Gilchrist during their respective tenures as Cards' boss in 2008-09, which resulted in him making just a handful of appearances in a season that ended in relegation to Conference South.

However, Ross put that all behind him in 2009-10 and made 52 appearances in all competitions under Grant's successor Graham Baker (who had also been his boss in Woking's academy), earning continual praise and several man-of-the-match awards as the Cards finished in fifth place in Conference South; they subsequently lost to Bath City in the play-off final, but that disappointment was softened by Ross being named as both the supporters' and manager's 'Player of the Year'.

His performances in the aforementioned campaign led to two trials at League 1 side Charlton Athletic, the second of which was cut short by a hamstring injury. Fortunately for Ross, that injury soon cleared up and he achieved his dream of becoming a Football League player by joining the Addicks for an undisclosed fee in August 2010 as a replacement for the departed Darren Randolph.

Ross made his Charlton debut in a League Cup first round tie against Shrewsbury Town a few days after signing, but a poor defensive performance left Ross blameless in a 4-0 defeat. He made his football League debut against Huddersfield Town at the end of that month, but the consistent form of Rob Elliott meant that Ross would make just 10 appearances in 2010-11.

He was subsequently released from the Valley and joined Aldershot Town on a two-year deal in July 2011.

Ross made his Shots debut in the victory over League 1 Carlisle United in the League Cup second round in late August 2011, when he was originally named as a substitute, but actually started the game after Jamie Young was injured in the warm-up. He kept clean sheets in his first two appearances and was part of the side that beat Rochdale (from League 1) before finally succumbing to FA Premier League giants Manchester United at a packed-out EBB Stadium in the League Cup fourth round (the club's best-ever progress in the competition).

Ross went off at half time against Barnet late in the February with a back injury that eventually sidelined him for the rest of the campaign.

Career Stats:

Woking - 78 + 2 appearances;

Westfield (on loan) - 3 appearances;

Charlton Athletic - 9 + 1 appearances

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Ross Worner's Details
Squad No: 1
Position: Goalkeeper
Weight: 12st 3lbs
Height: 6' 1"
Date of Birth: 03/10/1989
Place of Birth: Hindhead
Former Clubs: Woking (from youth), Westfield (on loan), Charlton Athletic
Debut Match: v Carlisle United (H), League Cup second round, 30.8.11
Joined Club: 1.7.11
Transfer Fee (Bought): Free
Ross's Club Stats: This Season Club Total
Appearances: - 25
Sub Appearances: - -
Goals: - -
Penalties: - -
Own Goals: - -
Total Apps/Goals: -/0 25/0