Jay Harris (footballer born 1987)

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Jay Harris
Personal information
Full name James William Harris
Date of birth (1987-04-15) 15 April 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wrexham
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Everton 0 (0)
2006–2008 Accrington Stanley 73 (2)
2008–2009 Chester City 31 (0)
2010– Wrexham 151 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:37, 27/04/2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

James William "Jay" Harris (born 15 April 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Wrexham.

Career[edit]

Everton[edit]

Jay Harris started his career as a youth player with Everton, he became a senior player in 2006 but left Goodison Park.

Accrington Stanley[edit]

In the summer of 2006 Harris joined Accrington Stanley.[1] He made his full Accrington debut against Barnet on 12 August 2006. In May 2007 he signed a new two-year contract,[1] but at the end of the 2007–08 season, he was released by the club, together with ten other first-team players.[2]

Chester City[edit]

On 25 June 2008, he joined Chester City on a two-year contract along with Accrington team–mate David Mannix.[3] He featured in more than 30 of Chester's games in 2008–09 as the club suffered relegation from The Football League. In February 2010 Chester were expelled from the Conference for breaching 5 league rules and so the club was liquidated leaving Harris without a club.[4]

On 7 April 2009, Harris was one of five players charged with breaching Football Association rules on betting relating to the Accrington game against Bury match of the final day of 2007–08.[5] He was later banned for twelve months and fined £5,500.[6]

Wrexham[edit]

On 21 July 2010, he appeared as a triallist for Wrexham during a 0–0 draw against a young Liverpool side in a pre-season friendly just 24 hours after his ban expired,[7] later signing a one-year contract with the club.[8] On his arrival, Wrexham manager Dean Saunders commented "We know what happened with him before, he's been out of football for a year, so I'm going to give him a chance".[9] He made his debut on the opening day of the 2010–11 season in a 1–0 win over Cambridge United. His good form at the start of 2011 led to him being named the Blue Square Bet Premier player of the month for January. On 19 August Jay Harris scored his first goal the season for 2011/12 against Lincoln City. Wrexham won the game 2–1 and went top of the Conference National. In January 2012 Harris signed a new deal to stay with Wrexham until the end of the 2012/2013 season.[10] Harris and Wrexham failed to gain promotion from the Conference National but Harris remained at Wrexham ahead of the 2012/2013 season. Harris scored some major goals in the 2012/2013 season and on 25 February 2013 Harris signed an extension on his contract keeping him at The Racecourse until the summer of 2015.[11] Harris picked up his first piece of silver wear in his career when he won the FA Trophy with Wrexham in March 2013.

Career honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 August 2010.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other[12] Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Accrington Stanley 2006–07 32 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 36 2
2007–08 41 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 43 0
Subtotal 73 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 79 2
Chester City 2008–09 31 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 33 0
Wrexham 2010–11 40 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 38 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 106 2 3 0 3 0 2 0 114 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harris signs new Stanley contract". BBC Sport. 22 May 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Stanley release 11 in clear-out". BBC Sport. 22 May 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Ex-Accrington duo pen Chester City deals". Chester Chronicle. 25 June 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Chester wound up at court hearing". BBC News. 10 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "City Five players charged in League Two betting scandal". London: The Guardian. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Four footballers banned in match-fixing probe after placing bets on their own game". London: Daily Mail. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Wrexham 0 Liverpool XI 0 (Ft)". Wrexham F.C. Official site. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Wrexham FC's Jay Harris wants to repay Dean Saunders faith". Liverpool Daily Post. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Wrexham line up midfielder Jay Harris". BBC Sport. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  10. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16760257
  11. ^ http://www.wrexhamafc.co.uk/news/article/jay-harris-new-deal-13.02.25-677889.aspx
  12. ^ Includes matches in other competitive competitions, including Football League Trophy

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