Bolton Wanderers meet Bradford City tomorrow at the Reebok and Jamie Proctor will be looking to put one over his former employers.
Born in Ingol, which is a crappy part of Preston, Proctor began his career at Preston North End where he graduated through the ranks with a reputation as a talented up-and-coming striker.
He turned pro in January 2010, making his debut in the May of that year in a 4-1 defeat away to Reading in the Championship.
He would spend time on loan at Stockport County the year after, still aged just 17, making seven appearances for the club before returning to Preston.
Despite just 5 goals in 37 appearances, he drew the attention of Swansea City and joined the club in 2012. However, his time at Swansea City was brief. Indeed, he failed to make a single appearance in any competition for the club. On 26 October 2012, Proctor joined Shrewsbury Town on a month's loan, making his debit the next day, in a 2–2 draw against Colchester United.
Proctor would move to Crawley Town in January 2013 for an undisclosed fee, becoming a regular starter, and scoring 15 goals in 60 appearances. Despite this success, he moved back North at the end of the 13/14 season to sign for Fleetwood Town.
He was soon on the move again, joining this weekend's opponents Bradford City on loan in January 2016 as part of the transfer deal that saw Devante Cole move to Fleetwood. Proctor signed a permanent deal that same February through to the end of the 2015–16 season.
Proctor scored on his debut for Bradford in a 1-1 draw with Port Vale and would go on to help the club secure a place in the League 1 Play Offs, scoring in the Play Off Semi Final against Millwall.
Following the end of his Bradford contract, Proctor signed a two-year contract with us, joining on a free transfer. He had a good pre-season and went on to score on his debut in a 4-2 EFL Cup loss against Blackpool on 9 August 2016.