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FACT FILE: Everything You Need To Know About Ollie Banks

Get To Know Our New Recruit

12 January 2018

Ollie Banks became our first signing of the January Transfer Window after signing on loan from Oldham Athletic this morning.

Here's all you need to know about our new midfielder...

- Oliver Ian Banks was born in Rotherham on 21st September 1992.

- Olly is the son of former professional footballer Ian Banks.

 - Banks began his career with hometown club Rotherham United in 2011 and notched on his debut.

- He had loan spells in Non-League with Sheffield, Buxton and Stalybridge Celtic before joining Gainsborough Trinity on a permanent deal in 2012 following his release from The Millers.

- Stints with Scarborough Athletic, North Ferriby United and FC United of Manchester followed, with Olly combining playing duties for the latter alongside his day job as a kitchen fitter.

- Banks' performances for FC United of Manchester earned him a big move to Chesterfield in 2013 and he made a quick impression, landing the Football League's Young Player of the Month Award in November of that year.

- Despite injury bringing his 2013/14 campaign to an early end, Ollie was awarded a new contract in May 2014.

- However, he joined Northampton Town on loan in November 2014 before being snapped up by Oldham Athletic just a few months later, notching his first goal for The Latics against Carlisle United in August 2016.

- Banks found first-team chances hard to come by this term for Athletic and spent a short spell on loan at Tranmere Rovers, where he impressed for the National League outfit.

- Banks will now spend the remainder of the season at SN1 and will wear the number 29 shirt during his time with Town.


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