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Beaconsfield appoint experienced former Championship footballer as player/assistant manager

Southern League club Beaconsfield Town appoint the experienced former Championship footballer Sam Togwell as their player/assistant manager.

The 38 year old defensive midfielder or centre-back will help out joint bosses Jon Underwood and Neil Baker, after coming out of retirement to play for the Rams in 2022.

Beaconsfield Town finished the 2022/23 Southern League Premier South season in 11th place, with 57 points from 42 games played.

CLUB STATEMENT:

THE RAMS ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT SAM TOGWELL HAS AGREED TO TAKE ON THE PLAYER/ASSISTANT MANAGER POSITION, TO SUPPORT JON UNDERWOOD AFTER NEIL BAKER’S DECISION TO STEP DOWN FROM HIS ROLE AS JOINT MANAGER.

Sam was an integral part of last season’s team, making 49 appearances and scoring 2 vital goals, so we are delighted to welcome him back to the Rams for 2023/24 in this new role.

A former pro with the likes of Barnsley and Chesterfield, Sam played over 400 professional games before moving into Non-League with Eastleigh and Slough Town. His brother Lee starred for The Rams back in their SYCOB days. Has played and won a Play Off final at Wembley with Scunthorpe United and is an Arsenal supporter.

Rams manager, Jon Underwood added, “I am delighted that Sam has agreed to take on the extra responsibility, in addition to playing, and with his experience and knowledge of the game he will be the perfect sounding board for me. He has the respect of the players and is someone who will challenge me in the right way and that is exactly what you need from an assistant.”

Sam Togwell started his career with Crystal Palace in 2002, where he was loaned out to the likes of Oxford United, Northampton Town, and Port Vale.

In July 2006 he transferred to Barnsley, before he joined Scunthorpe United in August 2008. He helped the Iron to win promotion out of the League One play-offs in 2009.

He signed with Chesterfield in July 2012, and became a key player in the 2012–13 season. He lost his first team place the following season and was loaned out to Wycombe Wanderers.

Togwell helped Chesterfield to win the League Two title in 2013–14, before signing with Barnet in August 2014, and helped the club to the Conference title in the 2014–15 season.

He was sold on to Eastleigh in December 2016, before joining Slough Town in June 2018.

He retired in May 2021, having made a total of 606 appearances in all competitions, scoring 23 goals. He came out of retirement the following year to play for Beaconsfield Town.

He said via the Beaconsfield Twitter page: “Yeah, obviously delighted to have the opportunity. Delighted to be asked by Unders in the first place to take up this player assistant manager role. It’s exciting times for myself and for the club. I’ve worked well with Unders before. We’ve worked at Slough together as a player and obviously he was a manager have a good relationship. And I’m hoping to my experience on the pitch, I’m still looking to play. I still want to play, but also help with the management side of it as well.”

HIS CAREER:

Youth
1994–2002 – Crystal Palace

Senior
2002–2006 – Crystal Palace – 4 games (0 goals)
2004 → Oxford United (loan) – 5 games (0 goals)
2005 → Northampton Town (loan) – 10 games (0 goals)
2005–2006 → Port Vale (loan) – 30 games (4 goals)
2006–2008 – Barnsley – 73 games (2 goals)
2008–2012 – Scunthorpe United – 182 games (7 goals)
2012–2014 – Chesterfield – 61 games (3 goals)
2014 → Wycombe Wanderers (loan) – 4 games (0 goals)
2014–2016 – Barnet – 99 games (1 goal)
2016–2018 – Eastleigh – 47 games (1 goal)
2018–2021 – Slough Town – 92 games (5 goals)
2022– Beaconsfield Town – 49 games (2 goals)

HONOURS:

Scunthorpe United
Football League One play-offs: 2009

Chesterfield
Football League Two: 2013–14

Barnet
Conference Premier: 2014–15

Slough Town
Berks & Bucks Senior Cup: 2019

Individual
Scunthorpe United Player of the Year: 2010–11

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