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Tomasz Cywka




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The Polish-born midfielder started playing for Gwarek Zabrze, winning the U19s Polish championships in 2006.

Trials with Wigan were to follow, and in July of that year, Cywka signed a three-year contract with the Premier League side. Loan moves and injury hindered his playing time with the Latics and in 2010 he sought a loan move to Derby until the end of the season.

He made his debut as a late substitute against Ipswich, which prompted him starting the final four matches of the season.

He made the deal permanent, signing a two-year deal the following season. Cywka made 28 starts for the Rams before making a move to our Berkshire side Reading in 2012.

The creative Polish midfielder was one of a flurry of second half season signings made by Brian McDermott, once given the license to bolster his squad by the arrival of Anton Zingarevich in 2012 – and the introduction of the playmaker had an instant impact.

Cywka came off the bench to make his Royals bow in a Madejski Stadium match against Bristol City and promptly won a penalty for his new side in a 1-0 win for the Royals.

He came on twice more, enjoying wins over Coventry City and Portsmouth before making his only Reading start at Brighton in a 1-0 win for the eventual title-winners.

Cywka left the club that summer for Barnsley on a one-year basis. He scored five goals in his first season with the Tykes, and another four in the second.

The 2014/15 season saw the Pole move to Blackpool, again on a one-year basis. He was also shifted out on loan to League One side Rochdale for a couple of months before moving back to his home country to sign for Wisła Kraków in the summer of 2015.