Jake Forster-Caskey

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Jake Forster-Caskey
Personal information
Full name Jake Dane Forster-Caskey[1]
Date of birth (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Southend-on-Sea, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 18
Youth career
2007–2012 Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Brighton & Hove Albion 57 (5)
2012–2013 Oxford United (loan) 16 (3)
National team
2010 England U16 2 (0)
2010–2011 England U17 17 (1)
2011 England U18 1 (0)
2014– England U21 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:13, 27 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:43, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Jake Dane Forster-Caskey (born 25 April 1994) is a professional footballer currently playing for Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion. He is the son of former professional player Darren Caskey and is the stepson of the former striker Nicky Forster.[2] Forster-Caskey has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Forster-Caskey joined Brighton's youth team in 2007. On 30 April 2010, he was offered a scholarship deal with Brighton & Hove Albion.[3] It was later revealed that Forster-Caskey rejected interest from Premier League clubs Arsenal and Aston Villa before signing with Brighton.[4]

The following day, Forster-Caskey was named as an unused substitute during the 0–0 draw away to MK Dons.[5] After a man-of-the-match performance during the Sussex Senior Cup final, whilst scoring twice during a 4–0 victory over Bognor Regis Town,[6][7] Forster-Caskey was once again named as a substitute for Brighton's final game of the 2009–10 season against Yeovil Town.[8] During the match he became the youngest player to feature in the Brighton first team when he made his debut as a substitute in the 76th minute.[2][9] Forster-Caskey made his second substitute appearance for Brighton during the 3–0 defeat to Stoke City in the 5th round of the FA Cup on 19 February 2011.[10] He made his full first-team debut, and scored his first Brighton goal, during the Seagulls' 3–0 win over Southampton on 2 January 2012. He scored the opening goal for Brighton, and was named Man of the Match.[11] In his next game, Forster-Caskey again scored and received Man of the Match in an FA Cup tie with Wrexham.[12] In all, Forster-Caskey made 6 appearances during the 2011–12 season, scoring 2 goals. On 21 June 2012, Forster-Caskey signed a new deal, keeping him at the club until 2015.[13]

Oxford loan spell[edit]

In July 2012, Forster-Caskey signed a six-month loan deal with League Two club Oxford United.[14] He scored on his debut, a 20-yard left-footed strike, in a 2–0 win over Bristol Rovers.[15] He scored his second goal on 8 September, in a 4–2 defeat at home to Exeter City. His third and final goal for Oxford came against Wimbledon, a 20-yard free kick into the top corner.[16] In total he made 16 league appearances for Oxford before his loan spell concluded on 1 January 2013.

International[edit]

Forster-Caskey has represented the England under-16s, England under-17s, England under-18s and England under-20s national sides. He was announced as a member of the squad to feature in the annual Nordic under-17s tournament, commencing during August 2010. Forster-Caskey captained the England side as they recorded a 5–0 success over Finland in the first game of the tournament where he also scored his first international goal.[17] He was also involved in the FA International Tournament, where he started in a 4–0 win over Australia, before substitute appearances in the 2–2 draw against Turkey and a 3–1 victory against Portugal.

During April 2011, Forster-Caskey was announced in the 18-man squad to represent England at the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Serbia, commencing on 3 May.[18] He made three appearances in the tournament for England before they were defeated 1–0 by Holland in the semi-final.[19]

Forster-Caskey was also selected to represent England under-17s at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.[20] England won their group and reached the quarter-finals, where they lost 3–2 to Germany.[21]

During October 2011, Forster-Caskey was selected for the England under-18 national side for a friendly against Slovakia,[22] where he played 45 minutes before being substituted for Jordan Lussey at half-time.[23]

Forster-Caskey was named in the initial 35-man squad for the 2013 Fifa Under 20 World Cup on 17 May 2013 by manager Peter Taylor,[24] however failed to make the final 21-man squad selected on 28 May.

During May 2014, Jake and fellow Brighton team-mate Solomon March were called up to the under-21 squad for the U21 qualifier versus Wales and the 2014 Toulon Tournament.[25] Jake made his debut for the U21's coming on as a late substitute in the 3–1 victory against Wales.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 November 2014.[27]
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[28] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009–10 Brighton & Hove Albion League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 Championship 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 2
2012–13 Oxford United (loan) League Two 16 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 20 3
2012–13 Brighton & Hove Albion Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14 28 3 4 0 1 0 2 0 35 3
2014–15 15 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 18 2
Career total 67 7 7 1 5 2 3 0 95 10

Personal life[edit]

Until February 2011, Forster-Caskey was simply known as Jake Caskey before altering his surname to Forster-Caskey in homage to his stepfather Nicky Forster. In a brief explanation, Forster-Caskey stated "I did it out of respect for my stepdad – because he has been a great role model and parent to me. I have lived with him for the last ten years and he has been a huge influence on me."[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 8. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Why Caskey Must Be on his Guard". The Argus. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Seagulls Award Pro Deals to Hot Prospects". The Argus. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Caskey gets England call-up". The Argus. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dunk Debut for Albion". The Argus. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Caskey Double Sets up Cup Triumph". The Argus. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Caskey Completes Memorable Week with Cup Final Double". The Argus. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Walker in for Debut". The Argus. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bennett Ends on a High". The Argus. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion – match report". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Brighton 3–0 Southampton". The Argus. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Brighton 1–1 Wrexham". The Argus. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Forster-Caskey signs new deal". seagulls.co.uk. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Forster-Caskey agrees Oxford deal". seagulls.co.uk. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "United win at Rovers". oufc.co.uk. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Oxford United 2–4 Exeter" BBC Sport. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  17. ^ "Caskey Stars in England Win". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  18. ^ "Finals Squad set for Serbia". The Football Association. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  19. ^ "Dutch prove too much for England". The Football Association. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  20. ^ "Jake in World Cup Squad". The Argus. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  21. ^ "FIFA u-17 World Cup: Germany 3:2 (2:0) England – Report". FIFA.com. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  22. ^ "Squad named for Slovakia trip". The Football Association. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  23. ^ "Lions denied by late leveller". The Football Association. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  24. ^ "U20 World Cup Squad". The Football Association. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "England U21 squad for Wales and Toulon named". The Football Association. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Rampant Nathan Redmond hits treble as U21s beat Wales 3–1". The Football Association. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  27. ^ http://www.seagulls.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10433~59540,00.html
  28. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including Football League play-offs & the Johnstone's Paint Trophy
  29. ^ "Poyet's Praise for Forster-Caskey". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 

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