Whitbread played in sixteen matches in The Championship for Leicester in 2012/13, scoring once.
At the end of September 2013 Whitbread moved to Derby County on a three-month loan deal and made four league appearances for the Rams, scoring on his debut in a 4-4 draw with Ipswich Town on 1 October 2013. However after losing his place to injury he spent most of the season on the bench but did make the move permanent in the summer. After another injury ravaged season he was released and in October 2015 dropped down to League One with Shrewsbury Town.
At the end of the season he failed to agree a new deal with them and was without a club when 2016-17 began.In August 2018 he set up Perform Sports Management, a player management agency.
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"I'm aware that some people have been comparing me to Sami and I take that as a massive compliment. I'd like to think I'm better looking than him though."
Zak Whitbread in July 2005
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Millwall||2006-2007||England League Division 1||14||0||20||0|
|Millwall||2007-2008||England League Division 1||23||3||28||3|
|Millwall||2008-2009||England League Division 1||38||0||44||1|
|Norwich City||2009-2010||England League Division 1||4||0||4||0|
|Norwich City||2010-2011||England Championship||22||1||23||1|
|Norwich City||2011-2012||England Premier League||18||0||21||0|
|Leicester City||2012-2013||England Championship||16||1||17||1|
|Leicester City||2013-2014||England Championship||3||0||4||0|
|Shrewsbury Town||2015-2016||England League One||22||1||27||1|