Colback playing for Sunderland in 2012
|Full name||Jack Raymond Colback|
|Date of birth||24 October 1989|
|Place of birth||Killingworth, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder/ Left back|
|2009–2010||→ Ipswich Town (loan)||37||(4)|
|2010-2011||→ Ipswich Town (loan)||13||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:55, 6 October 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Jack Raymond Colback (born 24 October 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Sunderland in the Premier League. Colback is a product of the Sunderland academy, and has also played for Ipswich Town on loan during both the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons.
He returned to Sunderland from a loan spell at Ipswich Town at the end of the 2009-10 Championship season and made his Premier League debut as a 76th minute substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was later sent off for two bookable offences, his debut lasting just nine minutes. He made his home debut against Colchester United in the League Cup on 24 August 2010 as a substitute.
Following another loan spell at Ipswich, Colback returned to Sunderland in January 2011, and his appearances became more frequent. Colback started for Sunderland in their FA Cup 3rd Round defeat to Notts County on 8 January. He then came off the bench as Sunderland drew 1-1 against local rivals and the team Colback supported as a child, Newcastle United, on 16 January. He also appeared as a second half substitute as Sunderland drew 0-0 with Arsenal on 5 March. Colback made his first Premier League start for Sunderland in their 2-0 defeat at Birmingham City on 16 April. Colback also started the following week as Sunderland beat Wigan Athletic 4-1. Colback had arguably his best performance in a Sunderland shirt in their 2-1 win at Bolton on 7 May 2011. Colback demonstrated his versatility by being deployed at left back in the final game of the season at West Ham.
Colback started the first game of the 2011-12 season, as Sunderland drew with Liverpool at Anfield Sunderland drew 1-1 with Colback playing alongside Lee Cattermole in central midfield. On 26 December 2011 Colback scored his first goal for the club, a deflected effort, in 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League. Colback was deployed at left back on New Year's Day 2012 against Manchester City, and helped Sunderland to a surprise victory against the Premier League leaders. He again played at left back in Sunderland's 4-2 win at Wigan two days later, where he sustained a knee injury which ruled him out for a few weeks. On 5 January 2012 he signed a 2-year contract extension which will take him up to June 2014. Colback returned from injury as a substitute in Sunderland's 1-1 FA Cup draw with Middlesbrough, and returned to the starting line up in central midfield as the Black Cats beat Norwich 3-0 on 1 February. He scored his second goal for Sunderland with a left footed strike in the replay against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium, as Sunderland won 2-1 after extra time to reach the Fifth Round.
The 2013-14 season saw Colback play regularly at left back due to injuries to Danny Rose, and right back in the Tyne Wear Derby as Sunderland defeated Newcastle 3-0. Following Rose's return to Tottenham, Colback began the 2013-14 season as Sunderland's first choice at left back.
Ipswich (Loan Spells)
He signed for Ipswich Town on loan on 6 August 2009 on a deal that would expire in January 2010. He made his debut for Ipswich in a 3–3 draw with Shrewsbury Town after extra time in the League Cup, which was won 4–2 in a penalty shootout. His Football League debut came in a 2–0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion after being introduced as a 46th minute substitute. He scored his first goal for Ipswich against Blackpool and scored against them again later on in the season in the FA Cup. His form meant the loan was extended until the end of the 2009–10 season in January 2010. He was voted Ipswich's Players' Player of the Season 2009–10.
Colback went out on loan for a second spell at Ipswich, confirmed on 15 October and which lasted until 6 January when he returned to Sunderland.
- As of 4 December 2013.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Total||Discipline|
|Ipswich Town (loan)||2009–10||37||4||2||1||2||0||41||5||6||0|
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