Today's Omar Bogle Talking Points
Omar Bogle (born 26 July 1992) is an English professional footballer for Championship side Wigan Athletic. He plays as a striker.
A former England C international. Known for his diversity in physical style of play, strength and holding the ball to bringing others into play. At the age of 14, Bogle started his career with West Brom's youth system before spending another two years at Birmingham City's academy, where he appeared for their reserve team. He then spent one year at Celtic's academy.
Bogle returned south of the border in 2011, where he had a trial with Luton Town, before securing a one-year deal with Hinckley United. During his time there, he caught the attention of Solihull Moors manager Marcus Bignot, he went on to spend the next three years there winning the Conference North player of the year in 2014/2015, also the golden boot award after topping the division's goalscoring charts with 29 goals.
Bogle's talent had not gone unnoticed, having previously being trialed by Championship side Bournemouth in July 2013 and having being tried to sign over a two-year period by the management team at Grimsby Town; at the start of the 2015–16 season he signed a three-year deal with the club and helped Grimsby to win promotion out of the National League, scoring the opening two goals in Grimsby's 3–1 victory over Forest Green Rovers in the 2016 National League play-off Final at Wembley, seeing Grimsby promoted to League Two after a six-year absence from the Football League, ending the season with 19 goals in all competitions. In November 2016 he was reunited with former manager Marcus Bignot after the latter was appointed as he new Grimsby Town manager. On Transfer Deadline Day in January 2017, Bogle was sold to Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.Close