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John Bostock




Date of birth



179 cm




Trinidad and Tobago

The cultured midfielder signed an 18-month contract midway through the 2022-23 season and went on to become a hugely influential figure in our promotion.

He saved one of his most impressive performances for the Wembley stage, with his composed display making him our clear Man of the Match despite his missed penalty in the shootout.

Bostock forged a en excellent midfield partnership with Matt Palmer in his early months at Meadow Lane and fans will be excited to see them pair up again in 2023-24.

Born in south London, Bostock signed for Crystal Palace aged five and went on to earn ‘wonderkid’ status thanks to his performances at club and international level.

By the age of 14 he was being monitored by the biggest clubs in Europe, with Barcelona offering him a 10-year contract, only for him to continue at Palace.

He was rewarded with the opportunity to become the Eagles’ youngest ever player when he was selected for their FA Cup match against Watford aged 15, before following up with four Championship appearances that season.

A high-profile move to Tottenham Hotspur was to follow but, despite also becoming Spurs’ youngest ever player when he made his debut in the Uefa Cup aged 16, the move didn’t work out and, following loans in the EFL and MLS, he departed White Hart Lane.

Belgium was his next destination and, after becoming a fans’ favourite at Royal Antwerp, Bostock won the second tier’s Player of the Season award when he helped fire OH Leuven to promotion with 13 goals and 19 assists.

His success earned him moves to Lens, where he won the French second tier’s Player of the Season award, and then to Bursaspor and Toulouse in Turkey and France’s top tiers.

From there he returned to England with a loan spell at Nottingham Forest, before signing for Doncaster during the 2020-21 campaign. He impressed despite Rovers’ relegation from League One and decided to turn down their offer of a new deal, paving the way for him to join us on a free transfer.

Last updated: August 2023


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