Baily Cargill
Baily Cargill
Baily Cargill
● Baily Cargill, 2018 (ET)

born in England

Baily James Cargill was born on Wednesday, 5th July, 1995, in Winchester, Hampshire.

The 6' 2½ (13st 10lbs) defender temporarily transferred to Alan Archibald's Thistle on Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018, from his parent club, Bournemouth.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance that same day in a 2-1 defeat at home to Celtic in the SPFL Premiership.

There were no goals for Baily during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Sunday, 20th May, 2018, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Livingston in the SPFL Premiership play-off Final, having appeared as a Jag on 19 occasions.

At September, 2023, Baily's club-list included Bournemouth, Totton, Welling United, Torquay United, Coventry City, Gillingham, Fleetwood Town, Partick Thistle, Milton Keynes Dons, Forest Green Rovers and Mansfield Town.

Bio Extra

This centre-half was a Bournemouth player from 2012 to 2018, with a number of spells on loan to several clubs during that time. On 6 November 2014, Cargill was called into the England youth set up for the first time, being named in the England U20 squad for matches against Portugal and Canada. He started the Canada game and capped a dream debut by scoring a goal, which he described as the "best feeling". He was then called up to the Toulon Tournament in the following May. Cargill went on to make three appearances in the tournament, as England U20 finished fourth place. In November 2015, Cargill was called up by England U21 for the first time but appeared as an unused substitute against Switzerland U21.

Cargill was loaned to Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle on the same day he was recalled from his loan spell at Fleetwood Town. On the same day, he made his Partick Thistle debut, where he started the whole game, in a 2–1 loss against Celtic. After joining the club, he quickly established himself in the starting eleven as a centre–back despite the club facing relegation. Although the club finished 11th place in the league, Partick Thistle still had to face Livingston in the Premiership play-offs to ensure their status; however, they were relegated to the Scottish Championship after losing 3–1 on aggregate. That season, Cargill make nineteen competitive appearances for the side.

After being released by Bournemouth, Cargill joined relegated side Milton Keynes Dons on 1 August 2018. Upon joining the club, he said the move to Milton Keynes Dons was a "no brainer". After initially suffering from injury, he made his Milton Keynes Dons' debut in the second round of the League Cup, in a 3–0 win over Charlton Athletic. A week later, on 25 August 2018, Cargill made his first start for the club, in a 3–0 win over Exeter City. Three days later, on 28 August 2018, he played against his former club, Bournemouth, in the second round of the League Cup and the match ended with Milton Keynes Dons losing 3–0. On 12 September 2020, Cargill scored his first goal for the club, an 88th-minute equaliser, in a 1–1 draw away to Doncaster Rovers. He signed for League Two club Forest Green Rovers on 7 January 2021 on an 18-month deal, before signing for League Two club Mansfield Town on 31 May 2023 on a 2-year deal.


© The Thistle Archive 2015-2024. All rights reserved. Third-party trademarks and content are the property of their respective owners, and subject to their own copyright terms and conditions. See the website links provided in each case.