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Scott Golbourne




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Bristol-born, at the age of 15 Golbourne joined Bristol City’s youth system after winning a scholarship with the club.

After four years, he made his first team debut against Colchester United, coming on as a 72nd minute substitute in a 2-0 win – his League Cup debut came later that year, scoring the opener in a 4-2 defeat to Barnet.

Golbourne parted with his hometown club in January 2006, deciding to join Reading for an undisclosed fee.

The young left-back joined the club at an ideal time – in January 2006, the Royals were running away with the Championship title like no other side before them and the full-back bolstered Steve Coppell’s squad and added competition for a berth occupied by the in-form Nicky Shorey and reliable understudy Chris Makin.

Aged just 17, he was one for the future, but he got his debut towards the end of that incredible campaign, replacing Shorey in our 3-1 home win over Stoke City with promotion to the Premier League already secured.

His only start in a Reading shirt came in an FA Cup win over Burnley the following season, Scott starting in a back line that featured Ulises De La Cruz, Sam Sodje and debutant Alex Pearce.

Loan spells at Wycombe, Bournemouth and Oldham preceded a permanent switch to Exeter City in 2009.

He made his home debut for the Grecians in a Carling Cup game against QPR. The match ended in a 5-0 thumping, made even worse due to the fact that Golbourne managed to get himself sent-off in the 65th minute.

He then moved to Wolves, joining them for a reported six-figure fee in August 2013. He made his debut against Port Vale and scored his first Molineux goal a league game later, a third minute strike against Swindon, the Wanderers going on to win 3-2.