James Jennings

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James Jennings
James Jennings York City v. Kettering Town 1.png
Jennings playing for Kettering Town in 2009
Personal information
Full name James Ryan Jennings
Date of birth (1987-09-02) 2 September 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Left Back
Youth career
000?–2006 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Macclesfield Town 38 (1)
2008 Altrincham (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010 Kettering Town 37 (3)
2010–2013 Cambridge United 95 (6)
2013–2014 Mansfield Town 46 (4)
2014– Forest Green Rovers 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:27, 3 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

James Ryan Jennings (born 2 September 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Forest Green Rovers as a defender.

Career[edit]

Born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, Jennings joined the senior Macclesfield Town team in May 2006 from Manchester City, making his debut in a 1–0 victory against Walsall in the FA Cup as a 90th minute substitute on 21 November 2006, this led to Jennings famously playing in Macclesfield Town's 3rd Round FA Cup clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 2007[1][2][3] His League Two debut came in Macclesfield's first league victory of the 2006–07 as they defeated Rochdale 1–0 in December.[4] He finished the season with 11 appearances,[5] after which we was offered a new contract which he accepted a month later.[6][7] He signed a new deal with the club until the end of the 2007–08 season in December,[8] and after making two appearances for the team that season he joined Conference National side Altrincham on loan.[9][10] He made his debut in a 2–1 victory over Northwich Victoria on 1 January 2008 and finished this spell with nine appearances before being recalled by Macclesfield in February.[11][12][13] He made a further 20 appearances for Macclesfield after his return and was offered a new contract at the end of the season,[9][14] which he subsequently signed.[15]

In the summer of 2009, Jennings left Macclesfield to join Kettering Town.[16] Jennings then joined Cambridge United in summer 2010 from Kettering on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee. He made 43 first team starts in his first season with the club. In his second season with The U's, Jennings was named as vice-captain by new manager Jez George.[17] In January 2012, Jennings put pen to paper in a new deal keeping him at the club until summer 2014.[18] On the final day of the transfer window, 31 January 2013, Cambridge United allowed Jennings to join Mansfield Town. Jennings signed an 18-month contract with The Stags, with some media outlets mentioning that a fee was involved, with some stating it was a free-transfer. .[19] Jennings was released by the Stags at the end of the 2013/14 season.

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

On 3 June 2014, Jennings signed for Forest Green Rovers on a two-year deal.[20]

Personal life[edit]

James's younger brother is Connor Jennings who currently plays as a striker for Wrexham.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Year Professionals". Macclesfield Town F.C. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Walsall 0–1 Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 21 November 2006. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "English National Football Archive". English National Football Archive. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Macclesfield 1–0 Rochdale.". BBC Sport. 5 December 2006. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Macclesfield 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Player Contract Update". Macclesfield Town F.C. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "Contract Update". Macclesfield Town F.C. 19 June 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  8. ^ "Contract Update". Macclesfield Town F.C. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "James Jennings". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Macclesfield give five new deals". BBC Sport. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  11. ^ "Northwich 1–2 Altrincham". BBC Sport. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  12. ^ "Altrincham 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  13. ^ "Defender recalled". Macclesfield Town F.C. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  14. ^ "Alexander upbeat after departures". BBC Sport. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  15. ^ "Transfer news". Macclesfield Town F.C. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2008. 
  16. ^ "Poppies bring in Silkmen defender". BBC Sport. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2009. 
  17. ^ "Wylde is United's captain". Cambridge News. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "New deals for Coulson and Jennings". Cambridge News. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  19. ^ "Jennings Signs for Stags". Cambridge United F.C. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2032. 
  20. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign ex-Mansfield defender". BBC Sport. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Youth Team Cling-On Connor Jennings Is Goal King". The Non-League Paper. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 

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