Harry Worley Player Profile
Debut: Hartlepool United (H, 1-0), 09/08/2014
With manager Graham Westley looking to rebuild the Stevenage squad after relegation from League One in 2014, a trio of additions were made to kick things off and Harry Worley was one of those three. Having been released by League Two side Newport County, the switch to the Lamex gave the relatively young defender a chance to prove his former employers wrong.
A native of Cheshire, Worley ended up at Chelsea as a youth player after joining from first club Stockport County. Fierce competition for places in the team at Chelsea made it somewhat unsurprising that he found himself loaned out to a handful of Football League clubs to gain some first team action; Doncaster Rovers, Carlisle United and Leicester City being those clubs.
Leicester City took him on in a permanent transfer in 2008 and he remained with the Foxes for two years, but again found himself out on loan. Luton Town and Crewe Alexandra were the clubs he played for briefly during that time, before leaving Leicester after two seasons for Oxford United – picking up a League One winners’ medal in the process.
Oxford was to be Worley’s home for three seasons, before moving across the border to Newport County with the Welsh side preparing for their first season in League Two.
His time at Boro’ proved to be an unhappy one, however. A serious injury sustained early on in the season at Southend United kept him on the sidelines up until the final day of the season. And there were to be no further appearances after that; the club opting to release Worley from his contract.