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Richard Towell

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Biography

Date of birth

17/07/1991

Height

173 cm

Signed

02/01/2016

Country

Republic of Ireland

A look at the Irish attacker's career.

Richie Towell joined Albion from League of Ireland side Dundalk in January 2016, on a two-and-half-year deal until 2018.

In three years at Dundalk, Towell helped them win back-to-back League of Ireland titles and won a League of Ireland Cup medal in 2014 - completing an Irish league-and-cup double.

He also won a host of individual awards, to add to his 2013 Irish PFA Young Player of the Year Award, and his 29 goals in 44 games which helped Dundalk retain the league title.

Towell had an excellent goalscoring record of 49 goals in 113 games in his time with Dundalk, and in his younger years was with Celtic - where he began his career - and Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League.

The creative midfielder made his Albion debut in an FA Cup defeat to Hull City, before playing 40 minutes off the bench in the club's Play-Off Semi-Final first leg against Sheffield Wednesday in 2016.

Towell scored his first goal for the first team in an FA Cup fourth-round tie against Lincoln City, but the Seagulls went on to lose the game 3-1 at Sincil Bank.

The Irishman went out on loan to Rotherham United for the 2017/18 campaign, and made 39 league appearances as the Millers secured promotion to the Championship via the play-offs.

Towell returned to the South Yorkshire club for another season-long loan in 2018/19, and was on the scoresheet in a 2-2 draw with Stoke City in September 2018.

He's also represented Ireland at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level, and received his first call-up to the provisional senior squad for their UEFA Nations League matches against Denmark and Wales, before being omitted from the final squad of 26 players.

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