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Stevenage Player Ben Nugent

Ben Nugent


Ben Nugent
Date Of Birth:


Place Of Birth:

Welwyn Garden City

Previous Club(s):

Crewe Alexandra
Yeovil Town (loan)
Peterborough United (loan)
Brentford (loan)
Cardiff City
Cardiff City

Apps: 36 (0) - Goals: 1

Debut: Tranmere Rovers (H, 2-2), 04/08/2018

Like father, like son; you couldn't say that Boro' was new to Ben Nugent when signed for us in time for the 2018-9 Sky Bet League Two campaign . After turning down a new deal at Gillingham, Nugent's decision had him following in the footsteps of his father Richard; himself a big player for us during his time with the club in 1980s and 1990s.

And what footsteps to follow, eh? His father can count two title wins from his time at the Boro'. If Ben could repeat that feat, well, what a place we'd be in. Let's face it, however; Nugent (Junior) came to us with a rich pedigree of Football League experience.

For Ben Nugent, it all started at Cardiff City. We know what you're thinking. How did a lad from Welwyn end up there? However it came to be, he made an instant impact; scoring on his full debut for the Bluebirds. It nearly didn't happen like that, though. He was originally released by Cardiff, before being taken back.

A national 1500m champion as a teen, Ben's commitment was cited as the reason for Cardiff re-signing him. His time in Wales saw him out on loan to Brentford, Posh and Yeovil; the latter another one of Richard's former clubs! In August 2015, however, he made a fresh start and left to join Crewe Alexandra.

He spent the next two seasons with the Railwaymen, turning out for them 50+ times. That figure is from Wikipedia, however, so you can assume the real figure to be a bit higher. In 2017, he was released and travelled south to sign a one-year deal at Gillingham.

Ben Nugent data for 2018-9
Select a season:


Saturday 04 August
HFL2Tranmere Rovers2-2  


Saturday 11 August
AFL2Crawley Town3-1  


Tuesday 14 August
ACC1Norwich City1-3  


Saturday 18 August


Tuesday 28 August
HCTSwansea City5-0  


Saturday 08 September
HFL2Macclesfield Town1-0  


Saturday 15 September
AFL2Notts County3-3   


Saturday 22 September
HFL2Grimsby Town1-0  


Saturday 29 September
AFL2Carlisle United1-0  


Tuesday 02 October
AFL2Exeter City0-1  


Saturday 06 October
HFL2Colchester United3-1  


Saturday 13 October
AFL2Newport County1-2  


Saturday 20 October
HFL2Crewe Alexandra0-1  


Saturday 27 October
AFL2Cheltenham Town2-0  


Saturday 03 November
HFL2Oldham Athletic3-2  


Saturday 24 November
HFL2MK Dons3-2   


Saturday 08 December
HFL2Lincoln City0-1  


Wednesday 26 December
AFL2Colchester United2-1  


Saturday 29 December
AFL2Crewe Alexandra0-1  


Tuesday 01 January
HFL2Newport County1-0  


Saturday 05 January
AFL2Cambridge United0-2   


Saturday 12 January
HFL2Crawley Town2-1  


Saturday 19 January


Saturday 26 January
HFL2Forest Green Rovers0-2   


Saturday 02 February
HFL2Yeovil Town1-0  


Saturday 09 February
AFL2Tranmere Rovers0-2   


Tuesday 12 March
HFL2Swindon Town2-0  


Saturday 16 March
AFL2MK Dons1-1  


Saturday 23 March
AFL2Macclesfield Town2-2  


Saturday 30 March
HFL2Notts County0-3  


Saturday 06 April
AFL2Grimsby Town2-0  


Saturday 13 April
HFL2Carlisle United3-0  


Friday 19 April
AFL2Port Vale4-1   


Monday 22 April
HFL2Exeter City1-1  


Saturday 27 April
AFL2Mansfield Town2-1  


Saturday 04 May
HFL2Cheltenham Town2-0