Jake Robinson

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Jake Robinson
Personal information
Full name Jake David Robinson
Date of birth (1986-10-23) 23 October 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Brighton, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Winger, Striker
Club information
Current team
Whitehawk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Brighton & Hove Albion 123 (13)
2004–2005 Aldershot Town (loan) 8 (4)
2009 Aldershot Town (loan) 19 (4)
2009–2011 Shrewsbury Town 56 (11)
2011 Torquay United (loan) 22 (7)
2011–2013 Northampton Town 57 (4)
2012 Luton Town (loan) 6 (0)
2013– Whitehawk 48 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:13, 11 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jake David Robinson (born 23 October 1986 in Brighton) is an English footballer who currently plays for Whitehawk, having been released by League Two team Northampton Town.[1] Robinson plays either as a winger or striker.

Career[edit]

A product of Brighton & Hove Albion's youth system, he made his debut in September 2003 against Middlesbrough, in a League Cup Second Round tie at the Riverside Stadium, and became Brighton's youngest-ever scorer (aged 16) three weeks later in a cup match against Forest Green Rovers.[2]

On 28 October 2006, Robinson scored his first hat-trick for Brighton in a League One game against Huddersfield Town,[3] the first hat-trick by a Brighton player in nearly five years.[3] He scored a second hat-trick in the FA Cup game against Northwich Victoria on 11 November 2006.[4]

After finding first-team opportunities difficult at Brighton, Robinson re-joined Aldershot Town on loan for a second loan spell until the end of the season during February 2009.[5]

Robinson scored on his second debut for Aldershot Town during the 3–2 defeat against Exeter City on 14 February 2009,[6] and made 19 appearances in total, scoring just four goals.

It was announced on 12 May 2009, that Robinson would be leaving Brighton after the expiration of his contract at the end of June 2009.[7]

In June 2009, Robinson agreed to join League Two side Shrewsbury Town on a two-year contract.[8] He struggled for form during his first season with Shrewsbury, scoring four goals in 36 appearances. However, Robinson made an excellent start to the 2010–11 season, scoring the third hat-trick of his career as Shrewsbury beat Bradford City 3–1 on the opening day.[9]

On 31 January 2011, Robinson joined Torquay for the remainder of the season in a deal that could potentially see gulls player Nicky Wroe moving in the opposite direction. He made his debut for the club the day later against Hereford United, scoring within the first 10 minutes of the match. On 2 February it was revealed, however, that the player had not been registered and thus ineligible to play.

Due to an oversight in the loan deal it was revealed that Robinson was eligible to play for Torquay against his parent club Shrewsbury. This proved costly as later on in the season Robinson scored twice for Torquay in their 5–0 drumming of Shrewsbury. Robinson then went on to play for Torquay in both legs of the League 2 Play-off semi-final, which by coincidence was against Shrewsbury Town. Once again Robinson proved to be a valuable asset to Torquay as they won the first leg 2–0 and drew the second leg 0–0, meaning Torquay were through and Shrewsbury were out.

On 7 September 2012 Robinson joined Luton Town on a one-month loan.[10]

Career honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jake Robinson makes debut against Brighton". Whitehawk F.C. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Brighton 2–0 Forest Green, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 13 October 2003. Retrieved 29 June 2009
  3. ^ a b Huddersfield 0–3 Brighton – match report, Seagulls.co.uk, 28 October 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2008
  4. ^ Brighton 8–0 Northwich Victoria Seagulls.co.uk, 11 November 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2008
  5. ^ Shots Bag Brighton Star, BBC Football, 10 February 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2009
  6. ^ Exeter 3–2 Aldershot, BBC Football, 14 February 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2009
  7. ^ New Deals for Three, Seagulls World, 12 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009
  8. ^ Striker Signs, Shrewsweb
  9. ^ Shrewsbury 3–1 Bradford, BBC Football, 7 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010
  10. ^ "Hatters snap up Cobblers striker on loan". Luton Today (Johnston Publishing Ltd). 7 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 

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