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David Bates

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

05/10/1996

Height

190 cm

Signed

08/08/2019

Country

Scotland

The Owls completed the season-long loan signing of central defender David Bates from Bundesliga 2 side Hamburg on deadline day in August 2019.

The 22-year-old began his career with Raith Rovers but got his first taste of senior football on loan with East Stirling, where he made 17 appearances during his maiden campaign.

Bates enjoyed a second loan spell with Brechin before returning to Rovers.

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Scottish giants Rangers soon came calling, with the towering defender moving to Ibrox in 2016, making 28 appearances.

The Scot’s next move saw a switch to Bundesliga 2 with Hamburg and Bates racked up 28 appearances in his first season in Germany.

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