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Five Things about Nicky Wroe

10 January 2014

Five Things we found out about Nicky Wroe

Oxford United have strengthened their squad ahead of Saturday’s home game against Portsmouth with the signing of 28-year-old midfielder Nicky Wroe on loan until the end of the season from Preston North End.
Want to know more about United’s new arrival:

1. What Wiki says
Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Wroe came through the youth system of Barnsley and made his first team debut on 3 May 2003 against Wigan Athletic in the Second Division. He joined Bury on a one-month loan on 9 February 2007, making his debut in a 4–0 defeat against Wycombe Wanderers in League Two on 17 February. The loan was extended for a second month in March and he finished the spell with five appearances.

He signed for Scottish First Division side Hamilton Academical on a one-match contract in August 2007. He signed for York City in the Conference Premier towards the end of the transfer window after playing a match for the reserve side, during which he picked up a knock and so was unable to make his debut against Rushden & Diamonds. He eventually made his debut in a 2–0 defeat to Stevenage Borough on 15 September 2007. He finished the season with 40 appearances and 10 goals. 

Wroe moved to Conference Premier rivals Torquay United for an undisclosed fee on 28 May 2008. He made his debut in a 1–1 draw with Histon on the opening day of the season. In February 2009 he was called up to the England C team for their game against Malta under-21s. He started the game as England won 4–0. On 19 May 2009, Wroe also played for England C in their 1–0 defeat to Belgium.

Wroe joined League Two rivals Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee on 31 January 2011 in a trade deal, with Jake Robinson joining Torquay. He made 44 appearances and scored six goals in the 2011–12 season, as Shrewsbury won promotion to League One as League Two runners-up.

On 16 May 2012, Wroe joined League One side Preston North End on a two-year contract.

2. What Soccerbase says

Nicky Wroe
Midfielder Preston North End 
Real name Nicky Wroe
Age 28 (Born 28 Sep, 1985)
Height 5ft 11in (1.8m)
Weight 10st 2lb (64.4kg)
Place of birth Sheffield
Nationality  England
Date Signed 16 May, 2012

CLUB FROM TO     FEE LEAGUE         FA CUP        LGE CUP             OTHER
                  APPS GLS     APPS GLS     APPS GLS     APPS GLS
                        Shrewsbury
25 Oct, 13 Loan                 7 (3)         0 1 (0)     0     0 (0) 0     0 (0) 0

                        Preston
16 May, 12 Free                 37 (6)       8       3 (0)     0     3 (1) 3     3 (1) 0

                        Shrewsbury
31 Jan, 11 16 May, 12          50 (6) 7  1 (1)    1     3 (0) 1     2 (1) 0

                        Torquay
28 May, 08 31 Jan, 11          107 (0) 19 10 (0)    3     2 (0) 0     5 (0) 1

                        York
29 Aug, 07 28 May, 08           21 (7) 6  0 (1)    0     0 (0) 0     3 (0) 0

Hamilton
01 Jul, 07 29 Aug, 07 Free            0 (0) 0  0 (0)    0     0 (0) 0     1 (0) 0

                                Bury
16 Feb, 07 25 Mar, 07 Loan             4 (1) 0       0 (0)     0     0 (0) 0     0 (0) 0

                                Barnsley    
22 Mar, 03 01 Jul, 07 Trainee     34 (15) 1       1 (2)     0     6 (0) 0     1 (0) 0

Totals             260(38) 41     16 (4)    4     14 (1) 4 15 (2) 1

3. What Nicky and Chris Wilder say:



4. Where to find him
@nickywroe



5. And finally, what Preston fans think:






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