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Lewis Wing

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1995 (25 years old)

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Newton Aycliffe, England

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Rotherham

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Lewis Wing (born 23 June 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays for Championship club Rotherham United, on loan from fellow Championship club Middlesbrough, as an attacking midfielder.

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Early career
Born in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, Wing attended Woodham Comprehensive School followed by Durham Sixth Form Centre where he studied Sports Science. He started playing football from the age of five for Newton Aycliffe Sports Club going on to play for Norton & Stockton Ancients as a junior. Wing later ended up in the youth system of Darlington until he was released at the age of 14 for "being too small". Wing quit playing football for two years following his release by Darlington, instead he focused on getting his golf handicap down to five until he was invited to play for local Sunday league side Newton Aycliffe Working Men's Club who were at the time managed by his cousin Jason Steele.

While playing Sunday league football and still at college, Wing was scouted by Northern League side Brandon United who he made his senior debut for at the age of 16. He combined playing football and his studies with employment at a branch of Tesco in Newton Aycliffe in the evenings. Wing then played for his home town club Newton Aycliffe, before in September 2012 he joined Esh Winning. He eventually joined Northern League Division Two side Tow Law Town, where he established himself as a regular member of the first team for a couple of seasons.

On 3 January 2014, Wing left Tow Law Town to sign for fellow Northern League Division Two side Seaham Red Star. Wing made his debut for Seaham Red Star in a 2–1 victory against Heaton Stannington, on 5 January 2014. After two months with Seaham Red Star, Wing left to rejoin Darlington 1883 five years after they released him from their youth system. Wing made two appearances as a sub for Darlington before returning to Seaham Red Star. Having started the 2013–14 season back at Newton Aycliffe where he made five further league appearances, Wing rejoined Seaham Red Star for a third spell on 28 August 2014. Wing's performances helped inspire Seaham Red Star to win the Northern League Division Two title in 2015.

Having previously turned down a move to Spennymoor Town during the 2014–15 season, Wing signed for Northern League Division One side Shildon in June 2015. While he returned to Seaham Red Star on loan for eight weeks in November 2015, Wing's first season saw him score 11 goals in 42 appearances for Shildon, as the club won the Northern League Division One title, their first Northern League title since the 1930s.

Wing's second season with Shildon would turn out to be even more prolific as he netted 37 times for the Northern League outfit.

Middlesbrough
His performances for Shildon led to Wing being scouted by Championship side Middlesbrough, with whom he signed a pre-contract agreement in March 2017. The deal was confirmed on 28 June 2017, with Wing signing a one-year contract and linking up with the Middlesbrough under-23s team. On 24 August 2017, he made his debut for the club in the EFL Cup, coming on as a late substitute for Grant Leadbitter in a 3–0 win over Scunthorpe United at the Riverside Stadium. In November 2017, having played in one further EFL Cup match, Wing signed a contract extension with Middlesbrough to extend his stay until the end of the 2018–19 season.


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