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Basir Savage

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Biography

Date of birth

07/01/1982

Signed

01/04/2002

Country

England

Savage began his youth career at Ryman League side Walton & Hersham, aged 18. A move to Reading in 2002 would kick start his professional calling when he signed for the club in April.

He made his debut that month away to Brentford but after a promising start, the striker suffered a career-threatening injury that would keep him out of the game for at least a year.

He returned to fitness after the start of the 2003/04 season, but under manager Steve Coppell he struggled to regain a starting 11 spot, being used largely as a utility player often playing out on the right side of midfield.

His first Madejski Stadium start that season came in November against Watford, the Wandsworth-born forward managed to open the game upfront as partner to Nicky Forster. Ending the season with 8(+10) appearances for the Royals, he started the following one out on loan to Wycombe wanderers.

He was eventually released in 2005 and decided to join up with Bristol City on a free transfer. While playing as a Robin, Savage scored the first professional goal of his career, the equaliser against Scunthorpe in January, earning the team a point towards their 65 come the end of the season.

What followed next for the striker were transfers to several different League One clubs, including most notably spells with Brighton, Millwall and Tranmere Rovers before his final Football League transfer to Northampton Town in August 2011.

Being released after four months at the club he then signed a one-year deal with Thai Premier League side TOT S.C that February, aged 30.        

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