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A Bristol City youth product with an impressive list of loan clubs - eight different sides across nine spells - Wollacott joined Town on an emergency loan in February 2021 after first choice goalkeeper Mark Travers was recalled by Bournemouth. He played two games in four days, including his debut against Crewe where he saved brilliantly from a Mikael Mandron header on the way to Town winning a valuable three points. It looked like Town might keep Wollacott around for the longer term, but he picked an injury in the warmup at Northampton which forced rookie Archie Matthews into an unexpected debut, and Town went on to sign Connal Trueman on another emergency loan, ending Wollacott’s initial stay at SN1.

After the Town were relegated at the end of the season, despite having no manager, Wollacott signed on a permanent basis - joining on a free transfer with a sell-on clause. Despite competition from fellow new signing Lewis Ward, Wollacott started the new season as first choice, and quickly hit the ground running - his ability with his feet as well as his hands a key part of the Town's strategy of playing it out from the back. A string of superb saves saw him named in the League Two Team of the Week twice in succession in August, and shortlisted for the Fans' Player of the Month award - and just a month later, Wollacott was surprisingly called up to the Ghana squad for the first time, and he made his international debut in early October in a 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe. By the end of the season, he had registered nine appearances for his country - including three in Ghana's disappointing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in January, and helping the Black Stars qualify for the World Cup with a play-off victory over Nigeria.

Though generally Wollacott was thrust back into the Town XI soon after each return, his international duty did mean that he missed key games - a televised visit to top-of-the-table Forest Green in September, and a home tie against Premier League champions Manchester City in the FA Cup in January. When his final international trip of the season coincided with a downturn in form for the Town in the games leading up to it, a clean sheet for Lewis Ward in a thumping victory over Hartlepool whilst he was away led to Ward keeping the jersey for the remainder of the season, as the Town clinched a place in the play-offs with four victories in the final four games - Wollacott an onlooker as Swindon failed in a penalty shoot-out against Port Vale, despite Ward making two saves in the first three penalties.

With his contract up at the end of the season, and amidst numerous commentators from Ghana suggesting that their national keeper shouldn't be playing in the fourth tier of English football, it seemed likely that Wollacott would move on in the summer - and when boss Ben Garner resigned to take over at Charlton Athletic, Wollacott followed him a few days later.


Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'21/'22 37 - 2 - - - - - 39 -
'20/'21 2 - - - - - - - 2 -
TOTAL 39 - 2 - - - - - 41 -


12 FEB 2021 IN Bristol City
5 MAR 2021 OUT Bristol City
(loan return)
11 JUN 2021 IN Bristol City
Free transfer
24 JUN 2022 OUT (released)
» Charlton Athletic

full name

Joseph Luke Wollacott

international apps

11 apps(9 apps whilst at Swindon) 

date of birth
8 September 1996


usual positions

youth career
Avon Athletic
Bristol City

senior career
Bristol City
Clevedon Town (loan)
Weymouth (loan)
Bergsøy IL (loan)
Bath City (loan)
Woking (loan)
Truro City (loan)
Truro City (loan)
Gloucester City (loan)
Forest Green Rovers (loan)