Arriving on loan from Portsmouth, Lewis Buxton played half-a-dozen times during City’s 2002/03 relegation season. He went on to forge a successful career with Stoke City and Sheffield Wednesday.
Hailing from the Isle of Wight, Lewis worked his way up through the Portsmouth youth ranks to make his first-team in August 2001. Then, after nearly thirty first-team appearances, Lewis was loaned to a struggling Exeter City in October 2002.
Making his debut for Exeter in the EFL Trophy against Bristol Rovers on 22 October 2002, and in the league against Darlington the following Saturday, Lewis went on to appear in three more league games and another FL Trophy tie before returning to Fratton Park in November 2002.
After a brief return to Pompey’s first-team, Lewis had lengthy loan spells at AFC Bournemouth in January 2003 and October 2003 ahead of being released to sign for Stoke City in January 2005. In four years with the Potters, Lewis made forty league starts prior to his transfer to Sheffield Wednesday in January 2009 following a successful loan stint at Hillsborough.
Lewis was now embarked upon the most memorable phase of his career for in six years with the Owls he made 181 league appearances and was voted the supporters’ player of the year in 2012/13. Eventually leaving the club in May 2015, Lewis had a season with Rotherham and another with Bolton making his final professional appearance in a Football League Trophy game in November 2016. Thereafter he worked as a human experience consultant.
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