Jake Jervis

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Jake Jervis
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Jervis in 2011 pre-season
Personal information
Full name Jake Mario Jervis[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ross County
Number 9
Youth career
2001–2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers
2003–2006 Shrewsbury Town
2006–2010 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Birmingham City 2 (0)
2010 Hereford United (loan) 7 (2)
2010–2011 Notts County (loan) 10 (0)
2011 Hereford United (loan) 4 (0)
2011 Swindon Town (loan) 11 (3)
2012 Preston North End (loan) 5 (2)
2012 Carlisle United (loan) 5 (3)
2012 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 4 (1)
2012 Portsmouth (loan) 3 (1)
2013 Elazığspor 4 (1)
2014 Portsmouth 15 (4)
2014– Ross County 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:44, 2 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jake Mario Jervis (born 17 September 1991) is an English footballer who plays a striker for Scottish Premiership side Ross County.

Jervis made his first-team debut for Birmingham City in the FA Cup in January 2010, first appeared in the Football League while on loan to Hereford United in March 2010, and has also played on loan at Notts County, Swindon Town, Preston North End, Carlisle United, Tranmere Rovers and Portsmouth. He spent six months with Turkish Süper Lig club Elazığspor in 2013, before rejoining Portsmouth in 2014.

Club career[edit]

Jervis in 2008 pre-season

Early career[edit]

Jervis began his football career as a youngster with Wolverhampton Wanderers, moving on to Shrewsbury Town as a 12-year-old. After three years with Shrewsbury, Jervis joined Birmingham City's Academy.[3] In 2008, he was a second-half substitute as a mixture of senior and reserve players won the 2008 Birmingham Senior Cup,[4] and in 2009 he helped the academy team reach the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup.[3]

Birmingham City[edit]

2009–10 season[edit]

Following three goals in three games for the reserves, Jervis made his first-team debut on 23 January 2010, coming on as a substitute for Christian Benítez in the FA Cup against Everton at Goodison Park. He played the last 11 minutes as Birmingham protected a 2–1 lead.[5] He later described his debut as "the best experience I've had so far in football".[6]

In March 2010, Jervis signed his first professional contract, of two-and-a-half years.[7] The following week, Jervis joined League Two club Hereford United on a month's youth loan, to gain experience of first-team football.[8] Despite signing too late to train with his new teammates before the League game against Bradford City on 20 March,[9] he was included among the substitutes. He came into the game in the 70th minute, and scored the second goal of a 2–0 win; according to the club's website, "his first touch controlled the ball well and the second saw him lift the ball over the onrushing [goalkeeper]".[10] He scored with a penalty kick in his second game, a 2–1 victory at Chesterfield,[11] and returned to Birmingham at the end of his month's loan having started five games and appeared twice as a substitute.[2][12]

2010–11 season[edit]

Prior to the start of the 2010–11 season, Jervis joined Notts County, newly promoted to League One, on loan until January 2011.[13] Jervis played regularly at the beginning of his loan spell, though usually as substitute, but made only one brief first-team appearance after Paul Ince took over as manager at the end of October.[14] In January 2011, Jervis returned to Hereford United on a month's youth loan but he returned after the loan was not extended.[15]

2011–12 season[edit]

In the absence through injury of strikers Cameron Jerome, Marlon King and Nikola Žigić, Jervis was named in the 20-man squad for Birmingham's Europa League match against Nacional in Madeira in August.[16] An unused substitute in the first leg,[17] he made a brief appearance in the second leg, replacing Chris Wood in the 89th minute as Birmingham won 3–0 to qualify for the group stage.[18]

On 29 September, Jervis joined Swindon Town of League Two on loan for a month.[19] He made his debut the following day, replacing Mehdi Kerrouche after an hour as Swindon lost 2–0 away at Macclesfield Town.[20] Jervis scored two goals, one from close range and the second after dispossessing goalkeeper Artur Krysiak – a former teammate at Birmingham – as Swindon beat Exeter City 2–1 to progress to the area quarter-finals of the Football League Trophy.[21] The loan was extended until 30 December,[22] and Jervis returned to Birmingham having made 14 appearances and scored 5 goals in all competitions.[23]

On 1 January 2012, Jervis joined Preston North End of League One on a 28-day youth loan.[24] He went straight into the starting eleven for their match the following day, and scored the opening goal as Preston drew 1–1 away to Rochdale.[25] He returned to Birmingham at the end of the month having scored twice from five appearances.[26]

Jervis was a 71st-minute substitute, replacing Adam Rooney, as Birmingham drew 1–1 away to Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup.[27] He signed a one-year contract extension at the end of the season.[28]

2012–13 season[edit]

On 22 August, Jervis joined Carlisle United of League One on loan for a month.[29] He made his debut three days later and scored as Carlisle beat Portsmouth 4–2.[30] He missed his penalty in the shootout against Preston North End as Carlisle were eliminated from the Football League Trophy,[31] and the next weekend missed an open goal against Hartlepool United, although Carlisle still won the match.[32] Two first-half goals against Swindon Town meant he returned to Birmingham having scored three times in five league matches.[2]

With their top scorer Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro out injured for three months,[33] League One leaders Tranmere Rovers signed Jervis on loan in time for him to make another goal-scoring debut as his new club lost 3–1 at AFC Bournemouth on 20 October. He damaged an ankle during the match,[34] so missed two weeks of his loan spell, making four more appearances without scoring.[35] Within days of his return to Birmingham, he moved to another League One club, Portsmouth, on a month's loan.[36] He scored once in three appearances before the loan was extended until 4 January 2013,[37] but two days later he was recalled after injuries to Marlon King and Peter Løvenkrands left Birmingham with Nikola Žigić as their only fit senior striker.[38] He made his first league appearance for Birmingham on 29 December, replacing Callum Reilly shortly after Bolton Wanderers took a 3–1 lead.[39]

Elazıgspor[edit]

Jervis moved abroad for the first time joining Elazığspor, near the bottom of the Turkish Süper Lig, in January 2013 for a fee reported as €50,000. He signed a three-and-a-half-year contract.[40] Included in the starting eleven for the away match against Fenerbahçe on 20 January, Jervis opened the scoring with an 11th-minute header. The match finished 2–2, as Fenerbahçe equalised in the third minute of stoppage time.[41] He played four league matches in all, without scoring again,[42] and his contract was cancelled in September 2013,[43] after the club had reportedly defaulted on his wages.[44]

Portsmouth[edit]

He trained with Sheffield United, Coventry City, and with his former club Portsmouth, who wanted to sign him, but offered him a contract, but the player's age meant any new club would be liable for training and development compensation unless this were waived by his previous club.[44] In addition, a FIFA investigation concluded he had still been registered with Elazığspor when the transfer window closed, so was unable to sign for another club until the next window.[45] On 9 January 2014, he signed for Portsmouth until the end of the season.[46]

Ross County[edit]

On 7 June 2014, Jervis signed for Ross County.[47] He scored on his debut against St Johnstone in a 2-1 defeat.[48]

Personal life[edit]

Jervis was born in Wolverhampton and brought up in Telford.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 September 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Birmingham City 2009–10[49] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[14] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[18][23] Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 2 0
2012–13[2] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Birmingham City total 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Hereford United (loan) 2009–10[49] League Two 7 2 7 2
Notts County (loan) 2010–11[14] League One 10 0 3 0 1[b] 0 14 0
Hereford United (loan) 2010–11[14] League Two 4 0 1 0 5 0
Swindon Town (loan) 2011–12[23] League Two 12 3 2[b] 2 14 5
Preston North End (loan) 2011–12[23] League One 5 2 5 2
Carlisle United (loan) 2012–13[2] League One 5 3 0 0 1[b] 0 6 3
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2012–13[2] League One 4 1 1 0 5 1
Portsmouth (loan) 2012–13[2] League One 3 1 3 1
Elazığspor 2012–13[42] Süper Lig 4 1 4 1
Portsmouth 2013–14[50] League Two 15 4 15 4
Ross County 2014–15[51] Scottish Premiership 5 2 0 0 1 0 6 2
Career total 76 19 4 0 4 0 5 2 89 21
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Birmingham City

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Birmingham Senior Cup – Birmingham City 5 Burton Albion 0". Birmingham Mail. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
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  45. ^ Allen, Neil (28 November 2013). "Double exit as Pompey pair depart Fratton". The News (Portsmouth). Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
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  47. ^ "Jake Jervis agrees Ross County move after Portsmouth exit". BBC Sport. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  48. ^ "Ross County 1-2 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
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  50. ^ "Games played by Jake Jervis in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
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