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DOMINIC SAMUEL
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  • DOMINIC SAMUEL
  • STRIKER

UPDATED 11:35 24th August 2015

Dominic is a promising striker, who came to the attention of Royals fans after a spell of scoring 13 times in 14 games for the Royals U18s during the 2011/12 campaign.

Such form earned both an England U19s call up and a professional contract at Madejski Stadium. The youngster impressed for the U21s during the Barclays Premier League season and was rewarded in December 2012, when he was brought on as a substitute in an away game at Sunderland for his first professional appearance.

In between loan spells with Colchester, Samuel was a regular in the Royals U21s side, and in March 2013 he scored a phenomenal solo goal against Manchester City to earn his side a 3-0 win at Madejski Stadium. 

A year later and another loan move transpired when he joined League Two’s Dagenham & Redbridge. He made his debut against Fleetwood Town but knee injury forced the deal to be cut short.

Come the end of that month, Coventry City signed our Academy graduate on loan until April 28th. As a Sky Blue he was able to bring together a run of 12(+1) games, of which he scored an exciting six goals. 

Damagingly for all involved, Dom fractured his ankle on 1st April which ruled him out for the remainder of the season.

Upon recovery, he joined League One's Gillingham on emergency loan, a deal which was subsequently extended until the end of the 2015/16 season. 

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