November 27, 2008 - QPR Official Site - BORROWDALE JOINS ON LOAN-
Queens Park Rangers Football Club is pleased to confirm the emergency loan signing of Coventry City defender Gary Borrowdale. - The 23 year-old left back has put pen to paper on a deal until 31st December 2008, and is in contention to make his R's debut against former Club, Crystal Palace, on Saturday. - Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, Borrowdale expressed his delight at the move, commenting: "I'm really pleased to be here - it's a great move for me. - "Things have gone a bit stale for me since the change in management at Coventry, but I've got every belief in my own ability and I'm confident I'll be a success here." - Borrowdale added: "It's a fresh start for me and I'm looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead." QPR
2013/14 HOME SPONSOR PREVIOUS CLUBS: Crystal Palace, Carlisle United, Coventry City, Charlton Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Brighton & Hove Albion, Colchester United, Tonbridge Angels, Carrick Rangers, Barnet PLACE OF BIRTH: Worcester park POSITION: Defender
Borrowdale began his career at Crystal Palace, and made his debut aged 17 in December 2002. He gave a good performance and made a regular place for himself in the first team, quickly making the transition to first-team football and becoming a regular member of the first XI. At just age 21 he made his 100th appearance for Palace, and looked to have a big future, collecting the club's "Young Player of the Year" award to cap some strong performances in the 2006-07 season. However, this would be his last at Selhurst Park. With his contract expired, he opted to join former Palace boss Iain Dowie to Coventry City, for a tribunall fee of £650k.
At Coventry his career has stuttered somewhat, with the team struggling and Dowie sacked, resulting in Borrowdale spending most of the season on the sidelines. In September 2008, he joined Colchester United on a month long emergency loan. He started his first match for Colchester on 26 September.
On 23 November 2008, he became QPR manage Paulo Sousa's first loan signing since taking over at Loftus Road. He signed with the club on a permanent contract on 2 January 2009.
Borrowdale joined League One side Brighton on loan for the remainder of the season on 6 March 2009, after an injury to first choice left-back Jim McNulty making 12 appearances for Brighton.
On 18 March 2010, Borrowdale joined League One outfit Charlton Athletic on a 28-day emergency loan.
On 8 February 2011, Borrowdale agreed a one month loan deal with League One Carlisle United, and made his debut on the same day in a 3–0 defeat at Huddersfield Town.
On 30 September 2011, Borrowdale joined League Two club Barnet on an emergency loan deal.
On 21 May 2012, Queens Park Rangers announced Borrowdale would be leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of June.
On 21 February 2013, Borrowdale signed for IFA Championship 1 club Carrick Rangers until the end of the 2012/2013 season.
He received his first call-up to the England U21 squad for the October 2006 play-offs against Germany, although he did not appear for the team. He has also represented England at under 17, 18, 19 and under 20 levels
Full name Gareth Ian Borrowdale Date of birth 16 July 1985 (age 28) Place of birth Worcester Park, England Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Playing position Left back Club information Current club Margate Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 2002–2007 Crystal Palace 98 (0) 2007–2009 Coventry City 21 (0) 2008 → Colchester United (loan) 4 (0) 2008–2009 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 0 (0) 2009–2013 Queens Park Rangers 22 (0) 2009 → Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 12 (0) 2010 → Charlton Athletic (loan) 12 (0) 2011 → Carlisle United (loan) 1 (0) 2011 → Barnet (loan) 11 (0) 2013 Carrick Rangers ? (?) 2013– Tonbridge Angels ? (?) – Margate National team‡ 2001 England U16 2 (0) 2001–2002 England U17 7 (0) 2002 England U18 1 (0) 2003–2004 England U19 3 (0) 2004–2005 England U20 3 (0)
Gary Borrowdale Personal information Full name Gareth Ian Borrowdale Date of birth 16 July 1985 (age 29) Place of birth Worcester Park, England Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Playing position Left back Youth career ?–2002 Crystal Palace Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)†