Jake Taylor (footballer)

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Jake Taylor
Personal information
Full name Jake William Trevor Taylor[1]
Date of birth (1991-12-01) 1 December 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Ascot, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Winger
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 25
Youth career
1999–2009 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Reading 18 (2)
2011 Aldershot Town (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2012 Exeter City (loan) 30 (3)
2012–2013 Cheltenham Town (loan) 8 (1)
2013 Crawley Town (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Wales U17 4 (1)
2008– Wales U19 9 (3)
2010– Wales U21 10 (0)
2014– Wales 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:36, 28 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:51, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Jake William Trevor Taylor (born 1 December 1991 in Ascot, Berkshire) is a Wales international footballer who plays as a midfielder for Reading.

Club career[edit]

Taylor joined Reading at the age of eight. Having scored 20 goals for the club's academy and under-18 sides during the 2009–10 season,[2] he was handed his debut for the Royals in a League Cup game against Northampton Town at the Madejski Stadium on 24 August 2010, which ended in a 3–3 draw, with Northampton winning on penalties. He came on as a second-half substitute for Julian Kelly.[3] He made his Football League debut on 9 May 2011 as a second-half substitute for Michail Antonio in the home game against Derby County.[4]

On 28 July 2011, it was agreed that Taylor would go on a one-month loan to Aldershot Town, to take effect from 1 August.[5] On 21 September 2011 Taylor was loaned to Exeter City on a one-month loan which was subsequently renewed on a monthly basis until the end of the season.[6][7]

On 22 November 2012 Taylor joined Reading team mate Lawson D'Ath on loan at Cheltenham Town until 2 January 2013.[8] He made his Cheltenham debut in a 1–0 win over Barnet on 24 November and scored his first goal for the club on 27 December in the win over Wycombe Wanderers.[9][10] Taylor appeared regularly on the left wing during his initial stay at the club and on 4 January 2013 his loan was extended for another month.[11] He was recalled by Reading on 28 January,[12] having started just one of Cheltenham's four matches since his loan was extended.[13] The following month Taylor joined League One side Crawley Town on an initial one month loan.[14] He made his debut in the 2–0 win over Bury on 2 March[15] playing in a central midfield role and made a further three appearances before returning to Reading at the end of March.[16]

He made his first Reading appearance for nearly two-and-a-half years on 5 October 2013 as a second-half substitute in the 2–1 defeat to Burnley.[17] After his return to the side he was selected in several match day squads, including the defeats to Leicester City and Middlesbrough, though he remained an unused substitute in both games.[18][19]

In May 2014 Taylor signed a new two-year contract with the option of a third.[20]

International career[edit]

Taylor qualifies for Wales through his grandfather who was born in Barry.[2] Having represented Wales at Under 17 and Under 19 level he made his debut for the Wales under-21 side on 18 May 2010 in a 1–0 defeat to Austria.[21] In his last game for the under-21's, he captained the side against the Czech Republic though he could not prevent a 5–0 defeat.[22][23] In September 2014 Taylor was called up to the senior Wales squad for the match versus Andorra on 9 September. He made his senior Wales debut as an 84th-minute substitute for matchwinner Hal Robson-Kanu in a 2–1 European qualification victory against Cyprus on 13 October 2014.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 28 September 2014.[25]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2010–11 Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Championship 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2014–15 Championship 9 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 12 3
Total 18 2 1 0 4 1 0 0 23 3
Aldershot Town (loan) 2011–12 League Two 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Exeter City (loan) 2011–12 League One 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 3
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2012–13 League Two 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Crawley Town (loan) 2012–13 League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 63 6 4 0 5 1 0 0 72 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Teenager Taylor targets big season ahead". Reading Chronicle. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Reading 3–3 Northampton". BBC Sport. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Reading vs Derby County". Reading F.C. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Taylor in on loan". Aldershot Town F.C. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Exeter City sign Reading's Jake Taylor on a month's loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Exeter City extend Reading winger Jake Taylor's loan again". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Reading duo sign". Cheltenham Town F.C. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Cheltenham 1–0 Barnet". Cheltenhan Town F.C. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Cheltenham 4–0 Wycombe". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Another month for Jake". Cheltenham Town F.C. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Recall for Jake". Cheltenham Town F.C. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Jake Taylor in 2012–13". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Reds sign Taylor". Crawley Town F.C. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Boss praises 'fantastic' Reds". Crawley Town F.C. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Shrewsbury match preview". Crawley Town F.C. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "League leaders seal win". Reading F.C. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Leicester City 1–0 Reading". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Ten men beaten at Boro". Reading F.C. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Taylor and Hector agree deals". Reading F.C. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Austria 1–0 Wales". Football Association of Wales. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  22. ^ "Taylor made". Reading F.C. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  23. ^ "Czech Republic 5–0 Wales". Football Association of Wales. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  24. ^ "Celtic defender Adam Matthews withdraws from Wales squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Jake Taylor". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 

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