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UPDATED 12:00 28th November 2016

A vital cog in Barnet's midfield, Sam Togwell moved to The Hive London on a free transfer ahead of the 2014/15 season and finished the campaign a Vanarama Conference title winner.

The Beaconsfield-born enforcer started his career with Crystal Palace but made just one start for the Eagles in four years, coming in a 1-0 Carling Cup win over Coventry City in September 2005.

Sam played in the next round of the League Cup against reigning UEFA Champions League holders Liverpool as Palace edged out a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.

Soon after he was off on loan for the third time – following earlier spells with Oxford United and Northampton Town – joining Port Vale.

Sam impressed enough at Vale Park to earn the club's Young Player of the Year award for the 2005/06 campaign and Vale tried, and failed, to sign Sam on a permanent basis with Palace holding out for a fee.

Instead, a move to Barnsley beckoned and Sam made 73 appearances in two seasons at Oakwell, helping the Reds reach the FA Cup semi-final with a 1-0 win over Chelsea. 

An unused substitute at Wembley against Cardiff City in the semi-final, the Barnsley side that day included current Bee Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

At the end of the 2007/08 campaign Sam was snapped up by Scunthorpe United of League One and helped the Iron win promotion to the Championship at the first attempt, beating Millwall in the Play-Off Final at Wembley.

Sam remained at Glanford Park following promotion and scored against former club Palace in the Championship. The following season Scunthorpe finished bottom of the division and were relegated. He left following an 18th-place finish back in the third tier.

A move to League Two side Chesterfield followed and Sam was a regular during the 2012/13 campaign. However, he did not play as frequently the following season moved to Wycombe Wanderers on loan in March 2014.

After conceding a penalty and being sent off for two cautions on his debut, Sam played three more games for the Chairboys and was recalled to Chesterfield as the Spireites won promotion as League Two champions before he was released.