Signed from Chelsea on a season-long loan in July, Todd Kane has been on the books at Stamford Bridge since the age of eight.
A very quick right-back, comfortable on the ball and tenacious in the tackle, Kane is capable of scoring goals from distance as he proved with a rocket in the 2011 Reserve League national play-off final which Chelsea went on to win.
Kane was also an integral part of the side that won the 2012 FA Youth Cup and along with the captain, Nathaniel Chalobah, he ended the season as part of the first team squad that flew to Munich for the Champions League final and has also been with the first team squad in the United States.
He was named as captain of the Under-21s at the beginning of the 2012/13 season, scoring his first goal of the campaign during a 4-1 win against Crystal Palace, shortly before joining Preston North End on loan in November 2012.
While at Deepdale he made three League One appearances, as well as featuring twice in the FA Cup. In January 2013 he joined Championship side Blackburn on loan for one month and made three starts and one sub appearance before returning to London. Shortly after returning to Chelsea, it was announced that Kane would be re-joining Blackburn on loan until April, and after impressing in the five performances he made, the deal was extended until the end of the campaign. As the season drew to a close Kane featured in every league game and played a crucial role in the club preserving their Championship status.
In June 2013 it was announced he would spend the whole of the coming season back on loan at Blackburn, where he enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, establishing himself as the first-choice right-back. He scored his first goal for the club in a 5-2 win against Barnsley and added a second in his final appearance for the club, a 4-2 win at Birmingham in April.
An injury sustained early in the New Year limited his involvement during the second half of the season, although he did feature regularly from the substitutes’ bench, as well as starting certain matches.
After starting the 2014/15 season with Chelsea’s Under-21 team, he moved back out on loan in November, this time to League One Bristol City where he made seven appearances, before ending the campaign on loan at Nottingham Forest, making eight appearances, mainly at right-back.
In August 2015 it was announced he would spend the upcoming season on loan at Dutch club NEC Nijmegen and he was a regular in a side who held their own in the top half of the Eredivisie table. Unfortunately, his successful campaign came to a premature end due to a serious knee injury in April 2016.
Following his recovery from injury, it was announced he would be returning to the Netherlands on loan, this time with Groningen. Having made 12 appearances there, he switched loan clubs and came back to England in January 2018, joining Oxford United in League One. He scored on his debut in a dramatic win at Charlton and netted twice more in his 17 games for the Yellows.
On the international front, Kane played regularly for England Under-19s in 2011/12 and was called into the Under-21 squad during the 2013/14 season whilst Gareth Southgate was in charge of the Young Lions, although he never actually made an appearance at that level.