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Josh Scowen

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

28/03/1993

Height

178 cm

Signed

01/07/2021

Country

England

After opening his footballing career in Wycombe’s academy and a largely successful four years in the first team from 2011-15, Josh Scowen returned to his boyhood club as Gareth Ainsworth’s second summer signing of the 2021/22 campaign.

Gareth Ainsworth’s first task as Wycombe manager was bringing Scowen back from his loan at Eastbourne Borough in 2012 and moulding a side around the battling midfielder. 91 league appearances would follow for Josh, scoring three goals during his initial four years.

Scowen earned a move to Barnsley where he would become a fans’ favourite, scoring an improved 12 over 108 appearances in all competitions, with an additional 9 assists as not only did Josh’s defensive attributes continue to improve, but he further developed his attacking output. Josh’s standards at Oakwell earned him a move to Loftus Road where 103 games as QPR’s midfield maestro followed. Scowen was a regular under Ian Holloway and left the R’s to a chorus of thanks and farewells after a fond three years.

Josh bolstered Sunderland’s ranks in 2020, where he would make 54 appearances, including 43 League One appearances in 2020/21, returning to the Chairboys ahead of their promotion-hopeful season with vast knowledge of the league and prowess Gareth Ainsworth believes will make his midfield as good as it can be, describing Josh as having “real Championship pedigree”.

By Toby Large

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