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Happy Birthday Danny Pugh

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When it comes to naming a versatile player of the era, he is one of them. The left-back who started his career in Manchester United youth club and the seniors as well. Danny Pugh. This midfielder was tactical in his playmaking ability and used to guide the ball through the wing. On his 35th Birthday here are some of his life moments.

Early Life:

Daniel Adam Pugh born in 1982 on this day at Cheadle Hulme of United Kingdom.

Career :

Danny started his career in the academy of Manchester United, where he performed for the youth squad before penning his first professional contract with the club in 2002.

In 2004, the footballer completed a move to Leeds United and became the anchor player, who did not miss any matches in the first half of the season. He made 50 appearances and found the net five times for the team during two years, but failed to cement a regular place and sat on the substitutes’ bench.

In June 2006, Preston North End secured Pugh’s services and saw him score four goals in 52 matches during two seasons.

In November 2007, the midfielder sealed a loan deal with Stoke City, which decided to offer him a permanent contract in January the same year. Danny accepted the offer and was given a lot of playing time almost at once. However, the player did not manage to beat off the competition for a place in the main squad from his more football-wise teammates and was doomed to make sub appearances, which did not prevent him from extending his contract with ‘The Potters’ till 2012 though. Pugh featured in 54 games and fired one goal for the team till 2010.

In 2010, the midfielder was sent on loan to Preston North End, where he took part in five fixtures during his spell. In September, Danny completed a three-month move to Leeds United, which decided to offer the footballer a permanent deal after his temporary contract expired. Pugh made 18 appearances for ‘The Peacocks’ as of December 2012.

Later on, in 2013, Danny had a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday. In summer 2014, Pugh completed a permanent move to Coventry City. But after that, he moved to Bury, Blackpool and Port Vale. He scored 15 times in his whole club career in his 330 appearances.

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Honors :

Championship Runners: Stoke City (2007-08)
FA Cup Runners: Stoke City (2011)

Most of his good times were ruined by the heartless injuries, yet he is an astonishing team player. A side back and a midfielder as well. One cant neglect his presence. On this gala day, we must say Happy Birthday Pugh!