Jared Hodgkiss

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Jared Hodgkiss
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Jared Hodgkiss playing for Forest Green Rovers in 2012/13 season.
Personal information
Full name Jared Hodgkiss
Date of birth (1986-11-15) 15 November 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Stafford, England
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Kidderminster Harriers
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 West Bromwich Albion 9 (0)
2008–2009 Aberdeen (loan) 7 (0)
2009 Northampton Town (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2014 Forest Green Rovers 164 (4)
2014– Kidderminster Harriers 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:10, 4 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jared Hodgkiss (born 15 November 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right back. He is currently with Kidderminster Harriers having recently been with Forest Green Rovers. This followed his release by Premier League side West Bromwich Albion. His boyhood hero was Paul Gascoigne.[1]

Career[edit]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

Hodgkiss made his senior debut in the FA Cup third round match against Reading on 17 January 2006 at the Madejski Stadium. His Premiership debut came on 7 May, coming on for Steve Watson on the last match day of the season, at Goodison Park against Everton. In August 2007 Hodgkiss signed a new two-year deal at Albion.[2] His full league debut was in a 2–1 win away at Leicester City on 8 December 2007.[3]

In August 2008, he joined Aberdeen on a loan deal until January 2009 and made eight appearances for the Scottish side.[4][5] A second loan spell followed in March, this time at Northampton Town for the remainder of the season.[6] Hodgkiss played five games for the League One club.[5]

Hodgkiss was released by West Brom in the summer of 2009.[7] After his release, Hodgkiss maintained his match fitness by playing for Market Drayton in the Northern Premier League Division One South.[8]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

In October 2009, Hodgkiss signed for Conference National side Forest Green Rovers.[9] He made his debut on 3 October 2009 in a 1-0 away defeat against Mansfield Town.[10] He scored his first goal for the club in a FA Cup first round proper 1–1 draw with Mansfield Town a month later.[11] His first league goal for Forest Green came in a 1–1 home draw with Cambridge United on 20 February 2010.[12]

After an impressive spell with Forest Green, he was awarded a new one-year contract for the 2010–11 season.[13] He picked up a knee injury in February 2011 and was forced to have an operation as well as six weeks out on the sidelines.[14][15] In June 2011, Hodgkiss signed a new one-year contract with Forest Green.[16][17] In July 2011 it was announced that he would be the new first team captain at Forest Green for the 2011–12 season.[18] On 6 March 2012, he agreed a new extended contract with Forest Green that would keep him at the club until the end of the 2013–14 season.[19] He made his 100th league appearance for Forest Green on the final day of the 2011–12 season against York City.[20]

On 28 April 2014, having made 164 league appearances for Forest Green, he was released after a five season stay with the club.[21][22]

Kidderminster Harriers[edit]

On 23 June 2014, Hodgkiss joined Kidderminster Harriers on a one-year contract.[23] He made his debut for the club on the opening day of the 2014-15 Conference National season where he played the full 90 minutes in a 0-0 away draw with Lincoln City.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pick a number...". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 5 September 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "Hodgkiss signs new two-year deal". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 21 August 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2007. 
  3. ^ "Leicester City vs WBA". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 8 December 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Dons sign right back". AFC.co.uk. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Jared Hodgkiss player statistics". soccerbase.com. Racing Post. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Cobblers sign Premier League pair". BBC Sport. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Relegated West Brom release trio". BBC Sport. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Jared Hodgkiss at Market Drayton". Shropshire Star. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign up duo". BBC Sport. 3 October 2009. 
  10. ^ "Mansfield 1-0 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 3 October 2009. 
  11. ^ "Forest Green 1-1 Mansfield". BBC Sport. 7 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "Forest Green 1-1 Cambridge United". BBC Sport. 20 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign eight players". BBC Sport. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "Player News from The New Lawn". forestgreenroversfc.com. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  15. ^ "Forest Green Rovers' Jared Hodgkiss to have surgery". BBC Sport. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  16. ^ "Hockaday goes on signing spree". forestgreenroversfc.com. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Three players commit to Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "Defender Jared Hodgkiss to captain Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "Jared Hodgkiss and Matty Taylor commit to Forest Green Rovers". BBC Sport. 6 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "York 1–0 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  21. ^ "Yan Klukowski exits with nine players". BBC Sport. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  22. ^ "Popular former Forest Green captain Jared Hodgkiss pens letter of thanks". Stroud News & Journal. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  23. ^ "Jared Hodgkiss joins from Forest Green". BBC Sport. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  24. ^ "Lincoln City 0-0 Kidderminster". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 

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