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Wes Fogden

Midfielder
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Havant & Waterlooville tied down another deal with Wes Fogden in May 2019 keeping him at the club for the foreseeable future.

Fogden who is currently in his second spell at the club after re-joining The Hawks in 2016 started his career at Brighton & Hove Albion after coming through their academy system, making three appearances in the first team during 2017. However, illness put a halt to his progression, once returning from his spell away from the game Fogden joined Dorchester Town on loan before being recalled and being sent out to Bognor Regis Town.

In 2008, Fogden made a return to Dorchester on another loan move before moving there on a permanent basis. He didn’t spend long with The Magpies as the following season saw him play for the Hawks, the start of the relationship between the club and the player.

During his first spell at the club Fogden became a favourite amongst the Westleigh Park faithful, as he set a club record becoming the first player in Havant’s colours to win three consecutive Player of the Month awards. He also added another to his collection that season ending the campaign with four out of the nine that was up for grabs.

October 2011 saw Fogden sign for AFC Bournemouth on loan before signing a permanent deal only a few months later. Bournemouth introduced Eddie Howe to take over the first team squad from Paul Groves who which Fogden was a regular starter under and Fogden began to fall out of favour with the new boss eventually being released in 2014.

The next destination for Fogden was Portsmouth who he signed an 18-month deal with in January 2014. He scored a crucial winner for his new club in a relegation scrap against Bristol Rovers showcasing his talent at his new home in front of a full Fratton Park crowd.

After seeing out his contract with Pompey, Fogden put pen to paper with League Two side Yeovil Town. An injury-stricken spell at The Glovers cut his time at the club short and he was later released in May 2016 after making 13 appearances.

It didn’t take long for Fogden to find a new home as he returned to the Hawks in 2016, much to the delight of the fans. He played his 200th game for the club in March 2018 against Wealdstone in a 1-0 win giving himself and the club even more reason to celebrate the milestone.

Fogden was part of the team that gained consecutive titles seeing the Hawks soar to the National League. The impressive 2017/18 campaign ended with some more personal accolades for Fogden seeing him earn the Hawks’ Player of the Season and being named in the National League South team of the season.

Everyone at the club was delighted to hear the news that Fogden had committed his future to the team in May 2019. 

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