Oscar Gobern

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Oscar Gobern is an English midfielder, born in Birmingham on 26th January 1991. He made his first appearance in the Southampton squad when he was 17 years old as an unused substitute on October 28th 2008 against Coventry. He would make his full first team debut just three days later as a second half substitute in a match at Preston. Gobern made an incredible impact at Deepdale as he helped Saints come from 2-0 down to win 3-2. He made Andrew Surman's goal which levelled the contest. His performance earned him a start in the next two games, against Bristol City and Wolves. Gobern struggled to make an impact in these matches however and was subbed in both. He pulled on the Southampton shirt four more times that season, including an FA Cup 3rd round tie against Manchester United.

Gobern was limited to just the occasional substitute appearance during the 2009/10 season. He was loaned to Milton Keynes Dons where he filled in at the unfamiliar position of left back for two matches. He also had the chance to play alongside older brother Lewis Gobern when he came on for Peter Leven against Gillingham on 17th October 2009.

Gobern managed his first senior goal in his first appearance of the 2010/11 season in an FA Cup 2nd round tie against Cheltenham. He came close to his scoring his first league goal against Swindon when he had a shot tipped over and again in a match at home to Yeovil a few weeks later. Gobern was sent off in the closing stages of the 3-1 victory at Bournemouth for a ridiculously high two footed challenge. He scored Southampton's final goal in a 3-0 triumph over Brentford on 30th April. That proved to be his final appearance for the club. He turned down the offer of a new contract to join Huddersfield in June 2011.

Gobern started reasonably well for Huddersfield after making his debut on 6th August 2011 in a 1-1 draw with Bury. He would go on to score 2 goals in 25 appearances during 2011/12. His first came in an impressive 3-0 win over local rivals Sheffield United, his second in a 6-0 thrashing of Wycombe on 6th January 2012. Gobern fell out of favour when Lee Clark was replaced as manager by Simon Grayson. He barely featured in the final few weeks of the season, watching on from the stands as Huddersfield beat Sheffield United at Wembley to reach the Championship through the play-offs.