Kane Hemmings

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Kane Hemmings
Personal information
Full nameKane Hemmings
Date of birth(1992-04-08) 8 April 1992 (age 21)
Place of birthBurton upon Trent, England
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubCowdenbeath
Number21
Youth career
2005–2008Tamworth
2008–2011Rangers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2013Rangers10(1)
2013Cowdenbeath (loan)7(4)
2013–Cowdenbeath23(15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
 
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Kane Hemmings
Personal information
Full nameKane Hemmings
Date of birth(1992-04-08) 8 April 1992 (age 21)
Place of birthBurton upon Trent, England
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubCowdenbeath
Number21
Youth career
2005–2008Tamworth
2008–2011Rangers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2013Rangers10(1)
2013Cowdenbeath (loan)7(4)
2013–Cowdenbeath23(15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kane Hemmings (born 8 April 1991) is an English association footballer who plays for Cowdenbeath as a striker. He has previously played for Rangers.

Career[edit]

Hemmings is the son of former professional footballer Tony Hemmings.[citation needed] Hemmings had trials at Midlands clubs, including Derby County and Birmingham City. At aged 13 he moved from playing in the Burton and District Football League to Tamworth,[1] where he won top goal scorer award in the 2006–07 season.

Rangers[edit]

After three successful years with Tamworth, Hemmings signed a two year contract with Rangers in 2008.[2] Hemmings progressed through the Rangers F.C. Reserve and Youth squads, appearing in three Scottish Youth Cup Finals.[3] Hemmings captained the Rangers under-19 team[4] and signed a new contract with the club in December 2010.[5]

He appeared in the first team squad as an unused substitute occasionally during the 2010–11 season.[1][3] Hemmings made his first on-field appearance in the UEFA Champions League qualifier against Malmö FF on 3 August 2011 in which Rangers were beaten 2–1 on aggregate.[6] In the 2012/13 season, Rangers entered liquidation and their assets were then sold to a new company, Sevco Scotland Limited, which was later renamed The Rangers Football Club Ltd after a failure to reach agreement with creditors. Rangers were placed in the Third Division. Although many players departed because of this, Hemmings was among those who stayed at and he attended training in late-June.[7] Hemmings suffered a knee injury, that would rule him out for five month, after having surgery. Upon suffering the injury he said he expected to be in the first team once he got back fit.[8]

Cowdenbeath (loan)[edit]

Upon returning from injury, Hemmings left Rangers to join Cowdenbeath on loan until the end of January.[9] The day after joining the club, he made his debut, in a 1–1 draw against Greenock Morton. On 12 January 2013, Hemmings scored for Cowdenbeath against Hamilton Academical in a 2–1 defeat for the Fife outfit[10] and then scored four goals in four consecutive games. He agreed to extend his loan until the end of February after the club asked Rangers[11] and he also believed his loan spell at Cowdenbeath would earn him a first team place back at Rangers.[12] After two months at Cowdenbeath, Hemmings returned to Rangers after being recalled[13]

Return to Rangers[edit]

After being recalled by Rangers, he made his first appearance for the club, coming on as a substitute for Lee McCulloch in the 87th minute, as Rangers won 3–1 against East Stirlingshire on 2 March 2013. Three weeks later, on 24 March 2013, Hemmings made his first start, as a lone striker, against Stirling Albion. During the match, he missed several chances to get his first goal for the club.[14] On 7 April, he scored his first Rangers goal, coming on as a second half sub for Anestis Argyriou at Hampden Park, curling a shot in from the edge of the box after a pass by David Templeton, as Rangers won 4–1 against Queen's Park.[15] On 21 June 2013 it was announced that Hemmings would be leaving Rangers at the end of his current contract.[16]

Signs for Cowdenbeath[edit]

After being released by Rangers, Hemmings signed a one year deal with Cowdenbeath and was given the number 21 shirt.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 November 2013
ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupOtherTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Rangers2011–125000001060
Cowdenbeath (Loan)2012–137400000074
Rangers2012–135100000051
Cowdenbeath2013–1422141024102618
Career total39191024204423

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kane can be a Glasgow Rangers hero says his one-time mentor". This is Tamworth (Northcliffe Media). 11 March 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kane Hemmings". Rangers F.C. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Grahame, Ewing (27 April 2011). "Kane after third time lucky end". The Scottish Sun (News International). Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kane's at the double for Rangers victory". This is Tamworth (Northcliffe Media). 26 August 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rangers starlets pen new two-year deals with Ibrox club". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). 2 December 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Malmo 1–1 Rangers (agg 2–1)". BBC Sport. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Rangers: Chris Hegarty signs deal with newco". BBC Sport. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rangers suffer new blow as crocked striker Kane Hemmings is ruled out for five months". Daily Record. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Cowdenbeath bring in trio on loan". BBC Sport. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hamilton 2–1 Cowdenbeath". BBC Sport. 12 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Cowdenbeath to ask Rangers to extend Kane Hemmings’ loan". The Courier. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Kane proving able at Blue Brazil as striker Hemmings waits for call to Rangers frontline action". Evening Times. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Blow for Cowdenbeath as Rangers recall Kane Hemmings". The Courier. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Rangers 0 Stirling Albion 0: Binos take points off Gers again as title party fails to materialise at Ibrox". Daily Record. 23 March 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Scottish Third Division: Templeton nets brace as Rangers beat Queen's Park 4–1". Sky Sports. 7 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "Kane Hemmings to leave Rangers at the end of his contract". STV Sport. 21 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Striker Signs On". Cowdenbeath F.C. 25 July 2013. 

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