Ross Jenkins (footballer, born 1990)

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Ross Jenkins
Personal information
Full name Ross Aden Jenkins[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-09) 9 November 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Watford, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Playing position Central midfielder
Youth career
2007–2008 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 Watford 81 (2)
2012 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2 (1)
2013 Barnet (loan) 5 (1)
National team
2009 England U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:05, 25 February 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:06, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Ross Aden Jenkins (born 9 November 1990) is an English footballer who last played for Watford as a central midfielder.

Jenkins is the second player with his name to have played competitive football for Watford. He is no relation to the Ross Jenkins who played for Watford from 1972 to 1983, and was a two-time Watford Player of the Season.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Jenkins was born in Watford and began a two-year academy scholarship with Watford in summer 2007. During the 2007–08 season he played regularly in the club's under-18 side, as well as appearing for the reserves.[5] After appearing frequently for Watford's first team during the 2008 pre-season, he made his competitive debut on 12 August 2008 whilst still an academy scholar. Jenkins played the entire game as Watford beat League One side Bristol Rovers 1–0 in the League Cup. He remained in the club's League Cup team, playing full games against Darlington, West Ham United and Swansea City before Watford bowed out to Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-final.[6]

Jenkins made his league debut in the defeat at Barnsley on 15 November 2008 under the management of Malky Mackay,[7] and retained his place in the team thereafter, scoring his first league goal in the 3–2 defeat at promotion contenders Birmingham City on 6 December.[6] In 2009, Jenkins formed a midfield partnership with Jack Cork, in which the team climbed to 13th place in the league by the end of the season. He made his 50th start for Watford on 20 October 2009 against Ipswich Town.[8]

Having made one appearance for Watford at the start of the 2012–13 season, Jenkins signed for Plymouth Argyle on an initial one month loan on 21 September.[9][10] He scored on his debut in League Two as the club came from two goals behind to win 3–2 at Morecambe.[11] After scoring his first goal, Jenkins said he determinted to expect to score more goals at Plymouth.[12] However, Jenkins time at Plymouth Argyle was short-lived and return to his parent club after suffering a groin injury[13] Jenkins joined Barnet on loan in March 2013,[14] and made his debut when he played 90 minutes in a 4–1 home win over Morecambe.[15] He scored his first goal for Barnet in a 3–2 defeat at Accrington Stanley on 16 March 2013.[16] Jenkins made 5 appearances in total before returning to Watford.

Despite having a year remaining on his contract at Watford, Jenkins was not issued with a squad number for the 2013–14 season. Jenkins was released at the end of the 2013-14 season without making an appearance.

International career[edit]

Jenkins received his first call up to the England U20 squad on 7 August 2009.[17] He started in their friendly against Montenegro a few days later at The Hawthorns.

Career statistics[edit]

Correct as of 10 May 2014.[6]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford 2008–09 29 1 3 0 5 0 37 1
2009–10 24 0 1 0 1 0 26 0
2010–11 19 1 1 0 2 0 22 1
2011–12 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 81 2 5 0 9 0 95 2
Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2012–13 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Barnet (loan) 2012–13 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Career total 88 4 5 0 9 0 102 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 25. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ross Jenkins". Watford Football Club. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "My name is... Ross Jenkins!". Watford Football Club. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Phillips, Oliver (2001). The Golden Boys: A Study of Watford's Cult Heroes. Alpine Press Ltd. p. 230. ISBN 0-9528631-6-2. 
  5. ^ "Academy stat pack 2007/08". Watford Football Club. 5 July 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Ross Jenkins". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Smith, Frank (17 November 2008). "Ross Jenkins says Watford 'shouldn't have lost' at Oakwell". Watford Observer (Newsquest). 
  8. ^ "Landmark appearances". Watford Football Club. 26 October 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Parsons, Chris (21 September 2012). "Boosting the Roster". Plymouth Argyle Football Club. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Fletcher thrilled to land Jenkins". The Herald. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Morecambe 2–3 Plymouth". BBC Sport. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Ross Jenkins hopes first goal isn't his last for Plymouth Argyle". This is Plymouth. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Jenkins' injury prompts early return?". Watford Vital Football. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  14. ^ Jenkins joins on loan from Watford
  15. ^ Barnet 4 – 1 Morecambe
  16. ^ Accrington 3 – 2 Barnet
  17. ^ "A Tip of the Cap". Watford Football Club. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

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