Jordan Slew

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Jordan Slew
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Jordan Slew playing for Sheffield United in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Jordan Michael Slew[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-07) 7 September 1992 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Gleadless, England[2]
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[3]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Port Vale
(on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
Number 25
Youth career
2006–2010 Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Sheffield United 11 (3)
2011– Blackburn Rovers 1 (0)
2012 Stevenage (loan) 9 (0)
2012 Oldham Athletic (loan) 3 (0)
2013 Rotherham United (loan) 7 (0)
2014 Ross County (loan) 20 (1)
2014– Port Vale (loan) 4 (2)
National team
2011 England U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 17 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jordan Michael Slew (born 7 September 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for League One club Port Vale, on loan from Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

Born in Sheffield, Slew began his footballing career at Sheffield United's academy in 2006, joining the club at the age of 11. After making his first-team debut in 2010, he attracted the interest of a number of clubs including Blackburn Rovers, for whom he signed in September 2011 for a £1.1 million fee. He subsequently spent time on loan at Stevenage, Oldham Athletic, Rotherham United, Ross County, and Port Vale. Slew also made two appearances for the England U19s in 2011.

Club career[edit]

Sheffield United[edit]

Having started his career as a youngster with the Sheffield United academy,[4] Slew made his first-team debut at the start of October 2010, coming on as an 86th-minute substitute in a 1–0 home defeat to Watford.[5] He then signed his first senior professional contract with Sheffield United at the start of November, a deal designed to tie him to the club until the summer of 2012.[2] After two further late-substitute appearances,[6][7] he made his first start for Sheffield United in April 2011, playing the whole game and scoring in a 3–1 defeat to Preston North End at Deepdale.[8] He made eight appearances in total for the club during the 2010–11 campaign, scoring twice.[9] As well as his breakthrough into the first-team, Slew also played an instrumental part in Sheffield United's run in the 2010–11 FA Youth Cup, where they reached the final before losing to Manchester United's Academy side over two legs.[10] Slew scored three goals during the cup run,[11][12] including a goal in the first leg of the final.[13]

By May 2011, a number of Premier League and Championship teams had enquired about acquiring Slew's services, with United turning down a £500,000 offer from Fulham.[14][15] Shortly after, Slew agreed an improved two-year deal to keep him at Bramall Lane until 2014.[16][17] He began the 2011–12 season as a first team regular, playing in all of United's games during that August, scoring once.[18]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

Despite having only recently signed an extended deal with Sheffield United, Slew signed for Premier League side Blackburn Rovers on August transfer deadline day 2011.[4] Blackburn paid a fee of £1.1 million for the player,[4][19] with Slew signing a four-year contract.[4] Arriving as a squad player, Slew had to wait until December 2011 to make his debut for Blackburn, coming on as an 89th-minute substitute against Manchester United at Old Trafford.[20] Unable to achieve a regular place in the Blackburn first team, Slew joined League One side Stevenage on loan in March 2012,[21] agreeing a deal to run until the end of the 2011–12 season.[22][23] He made his debut for Stevenage a day after joining the club, playing in a 1–1 away draw against Exeter City.[24] During his fifth appearance for Stevenage, Slew received a straight red card for "inexplicably raising his arms" to Colchester United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth.[25] Slew returned to Ewood Park having played nine games for Stevenage, but failed to score a goal.[26]

With Blackburn now in the Championship, Slew was still unable to make the break into the first team and was instead loaned to League One side Oldham Athletic for six months in August 2012.[27] Slew scored on his Oldham debut, netting in a 2–4 League Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday a week after signing.[28] After only four appearances for his temporary club, Slew suffered a stress fracture to his back and was sidelined for over three months, returning to Blackburn Rovers for treatment, and effectively ending his loan spell.[29] Having recovered from his injury, Slew signed a six-week loan deal with League Two side Rotherham United at the end of January 2013.[30] Slew's first appearance for Rotherham came just two days later, in a 3–1 win against promotion rivals Northampton Town,[31] and he played regularly for the duration of his loan spell, making seven appearances in total.[32] Despite Rotherham hoping to retain Slew's services until the end of the season,[33] they were unable to agree a deal with Blackburn Rovers, and Slew returned to Ewood Park once more.[34]

The following season, Slew failed to make a first team appearance for Blackburn and on 1 January 2014 he joined Scottish Premiership side Ross County on loan until the end of the season.[35] He made his debut that same day in the Highland derby with Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Caledonian Stadium, helping Derek Adams's "Staggies" to a 2–1 win.[35] He went on to make 20 appearances during his time at Victoria Park, and scored one goal in his final appearance, a 3–2 win over Partick Thistle on 10 May.[36]

After being transfer-listed at Blackburn, he agreed a loan move to Port Vale in summer 2014, though manager Micky Adams stated it was "a frustrating chase" as Rovers manager Gary Bowyer refused to sanction the loan agreement until he was sure that a permanent offer would not be made for the player.[37] A loan deal lasting until January 2015 was agreed on 29 August.[38] He scored his first goal for the "Valiants" on 6 September, netting a late consolation goal in a 3–1 defeat at Peterborough United.[39]

International career[edit]

Slew made his international debut for the England U19 side in a 1–0 defeat to Germany on 8 February 2011, replacing Connor Wickham after 60 minutes.[40] He earned his second cap against the Netherlands on 29 March 2011, coming on as a 72nd minute substitute in a 3–0 defeat.[41]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sheffield United
2010–11[42]
Championship 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
2011–12[18]
League One 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 1
Total 11 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 14 3
Blackburn Rovers
2011–12[43]
Premier League 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[32]
Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[44]
Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[45]
Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Stevenage (loan) 2011–12[26] League One 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2012–13[32] League One 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
Rotherham United (loan) 2012–13[32] League Two 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Ross County (loan) 2013–14[44] Scottish Premiership 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
Port Vale (loan) 2014–15[45] League One 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Career total 55 6 2 0 2 1 1 0 60 7
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Sheffield Slew is a lifelong supporter of his first club, Sheffield United.[46] He enjoys classical music and when interviewed by radio station Classic FM, Slew described himself as "...like an old man in a young man's body!", after admitting to listening to the station while driving his car.[47]

References[edit]

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  12. ^ "Academy 3–1 Blackpool – Match Report". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
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  14. ^ "Fulham miss out on youth transfer target Jordan Slew". Fulham Web. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 
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  34. ^ "Millers line up loan duo". The Rotherham Advertiser. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  35. ^ a b "Blackburn's Jordan Slew makes winning Ross County debut". BBC Sport. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  36. ^ "Partick Thistle 2 - 3 Ross County". Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  37. ^ "Jordan Slew in frame as Micky Adams reveals striker frustration". The Sentinel. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  38. ^ "Blackburn Rovers loan striker to Port Vale". BBC Sport. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  39. ^ "Peterborough 3 - 1 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
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  45. ^ a b "Games played by Jordan Slew in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
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  47. ^ "Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Slew on Classic FM". Classic FM. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 

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