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Sammy Igoe
Nationality:Eng
Rovers apps (gls)1:72 (2)
Date of birth:30 September 1975
Place of birth:Spelthorne
Height:5ft 6in
Position:Midfielder
Date joined:29 July 2006
Joined from:Millwall
Date left:14 May 2008
1 League appearances and goals only.

Igoe first joined Rovers in January 2006 on a month long loan, which was extended by a further two months, from then Championship side Millwall. After being released by Millwall after the 2005/06 season, he spent most of the summer at Rovers, playing numerous pre-season friendlies before signing a two year deal on the 29th July 2006. Previously, he had played for Portsmouth, Reading, Luton Town and Swindon Town.

In his first full Rovers season, Igoe was a first team regular making more than 40 appearances. The biggest highlight of his 2006/07 season was scoring the winning goal for Rovers in the 3-1 win over Shrewsbury Town in the League Two Play-Off Final. He also scored in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final defeat against Doncaster Rovers.

The following season was tough for Igoe with impressive performances by the likes of David Pipe and Chris Lines his first team options were mainly limited to covering for injuries and substitute apperances. On 23 March 2008 it was announced that his contract, which was due to expire at the end of the 2007-08 season, would not be extended and he was placed on the transfer list. On March 27, 2008 Igoe joined Hereford United on a one-month loan deal before being released on 14 May 2008.

On 5 August 2008 he signed a one-year contract with AFC Bournemouth, following a successful trial period with the club, which was later extended to a second year. He was released by The Cherries in 2010, having played 49 League and eight cup games, scoring three times in League Two, once in the FA Cup and once in the Football League Trophy. He went on to join Blue Square South side Havant & Waterlooville, turning down an offer from Luton Town.

CareerEdit

Career statsEdit

SeasonClubLeague
AppsGoals
1993–94Portsmouth 00
1994–95Portsmouth 10
1995–96Portsmouth 220
1996–97Portsmouth 402
1997–98Portsmouth 313
1998–99Portsmouth 405
1999–00Portsmouth 261
1999–00Reading 60
2000–01Reading 316
2001–02Reading 351
2002–03Reading 150
2002–03Luton Town (loan)20
2003–04Swindon Town 365
2004–05Swindon Town 434
2005–06Millwall 50
2005–06Bristol Rovers (loan)111
2006–07Bristol Rovers 401
2007–08Bristol Rovers 210
2007–08Hereford United (loan)40
2008–09AFC Bournemouth 281
2009–10AFC Bournemouth 212
2010–11Havant & Waterlooville 332
2011–12Havant & Waterlooville 323

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