Connor Jennings

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Connor Jennings
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Jennings playing for Stalybridge Celtic in 2012
Personal information
Full name Connor Joseph Jennings[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-29) 29 October 1991 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
Tranmere Rovers
Number 11
Youth career
2005–2009 Stalybridge Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Stalybridge Celtic 103 (44)
2012–2014 Scunthorpe United 16 (0)
2012–2013 Stockport County (loan) 13 (4)
2013 Macclesfield Town (loan) 16 (14)
2014 Grimsby Town (loan) 12 (1)
2014–2016 Wrexham 86 (20)
2016– Tranmere Rovers 23 (7)
2017 Macclesfield Town (loan) 5 (1)
National team
2011 England C 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2017 (UTC).

Connor Joseph Jennings (born 29 October 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a Midfielder or striker for National League club Tranmere Rovers.

Jennings started his career with Stalybridge Celtic in the 2008–09 season, staying with them until halfway through 2011–12, where he scored over 50 goals in over 100 games, before moving on to Scunthorpe United. He played once for the England national C team, scoring one goal.

Club career[edit]

Stalybridge Celtic[edit]

Born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, Jennings rose through the youth team at Stalybridge Celtic and made his debut for the club, on 3 March 2009, coming on as a substitute and scoring in a 7–1 victory over Hinckley United.[3] He scored his second and third goals for the club as part of a 4–0 win over Burscough in April 2009.[4] He started off the 2009–10 season well scoring once in August, as Celtic won 3–1 at home to Vauxhall Motors.[5] He finished that season with 11 goals in all competitions. He got his 2010–11 season of to a good start by scoring in a 2–1 defeat to Nuneaton Town.[6] This turned out to be his most prolific season yet, scoring 18 goals,[7] including two brace's towards the end of the season, against Gloucester City and Vauxhall Motors.[8][9]

After a prolific season in 2010–11, he got his 2011–12 season of to a great start,scoring five goals in August.[10] He went on to score ten goals in the next three months, including brace's against Altrincham and Worcester City.[10] In December 2011, he scored another brace, hitting both of Celtic's goals in a 2–2 draw with Stockport County in the FA Trophy.[11] He followed that up by scoring a stoppage time winner in the replay at Bower Fold as his team won 2–1.[12] On 1 January 2012, he scored his last goal on his last appearance for Stalybridge in stoppage time, scoring a penalty, which he won himself, his team lost the mach 3–1 to rivals Hyde.[13] He scored 51 goals in 123 matches in all competitions, in his time at Stalybridge.[14]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

On 5 January 2012, he signed for League One team Scunthorpe United on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[15][16] He made his debut on 14 January, coming on as a 70th-minute substitute in a 1–1 draw at Colchester United.[17] He scored his first goal for the club in a 5–5 draw with Derby County in the League Cup on 14 August 2012.[18]

After 14 appearances for Scunthorpe in 2012–13, scoring one goal, he was loaned out to Conference Premier team Stockport County on 16 November 2012.[19] He made his debut the day after, as his team lost 2–0 away to Nuneaton Town.[20]

Jennings joined Macclesfield Town on loan at the start of 2013–14, initially until January.[21]

On 28 February 2014, Jennings joined Conference Premier club Grimsby Town on an initial one-month loan.[22] On 25 March 2014, Jennings extended his loan with the Mariners until the end of 2013–14.[citation needed]

Wrexham[edit]

On 11 July 2014, Jennings signed for Wrexham.[23]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

On 2 June 2016, Jennings joined Wrexham's National League rivals Tranmere Rovers on a two-year contract.[24]

International career[edit]

He was selected to play for the England national C team against Gibraltar in November 2011, and he scored his first and England's only goal in that game, coming on as a 46th-minute substitute for Barrow's Adam Boyes.[25]

Style of play[edit]

Jennings who plays as a striker, has been described as 'pacey'. He was also described as a 'stylish' player with an 'eye for goal'.[14] On his arrival at Scunthorpe United, manager Alan Knill said about Jennings, "Technically, he is very good and very quick" he also added "Jennings can play in a number of positions and not just at Centre Forward".[26]

Personal life[edit]

Connor's older brother is James Jennings who plays as a defender for Forest Green Rovers.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 January 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stalybridge Celtic 2008–09[27] Conference North 8 3 0 0 0 0 8 3
2009–10[28] Conference North 36 10 3 1 4[a] 0 43 11
2010–11[7] Conference North 36 16 4 0 3[b] 2 43 18
2011–12[10] Conference North 23 15 1 0 5[c] 4 29 19
Total 103 44 8 1 12 6 123 51
Scunthorpe United 2011–12[29] League One 4 0 4 0
2012–13[30] League One 12 0 1 0 2 1 1[d] 0 16 1
Total 16 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 20 1
Stockport County (loan) 2012–13[31] Conference Premier 13 4 3[b] 4 16 8
Macclesfield Town (loan) 2013–14[31] Conference Premier 16 14 3 3 19 17
Grimsby Town (loan) 2013–14[31] Conference Premier 12 1 12 1
Wrexham 2014–15[31] Conference Premier 41 6 4 1 9[b] 2 54 9
2015–16[31] National League 45 14 1 0 2[b] 0 48 14
Total 86 20 5 1 11 2 102 23
Tranmere Rovers 2016–17[31] National League 12 1 0 0 1[b] 0 13 1
Career total 258 84 17 5 2 1 28 12 305 102
  1. ^ One appearance in Cheshire Senior Cup, three in FA Trophy
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Two appearances in Cheshire Senior Cup, three appearances and four goals in FA Trophy
  4. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 43. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Profiles: Connor Jennings". Scunthorpe United F.C. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Benson, Iain. "Hinckley torn to shreds". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Benson, Iain. "Celtic see off hard working Burscough". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Benson, Iain. "First home win". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Benson, Iain. "Suspected broken arm for Phil Marsh". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Connor Jennings – 2010–11 season". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Benson, Iain. "Celtic thrash Gloucester by a single goal". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Benson, Iain. "Celtic cruise in control past the Motors". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Connor Jennings – 2011–12 season". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Benson, Iain. "Celtic still in the hat". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Benson, Iain. "Moves like Jennings". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Lesson in finishing". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Player information: Connor Jennings". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Scunthorpe United sign Connor Jennings and lose Duffy". BBC Sport. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Jennings will wear the badge with pride". Scunthorpe United F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Colchester 1–1 Scunthorpe". BBC Sport. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "Derby 5–5 Scunthorpe". BBC Sport. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  19. ^ "Stockport sign Scunthorpe's Connor Jennings on loan". BBC Sport. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  20. ^ "Nuneaton 2–0 Stockport". BBC Sport. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  21. ^ a b "Silkmen sign Jennings". Macclesfield Town F.C. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Iron striker joins Town". Grimsby Town F.C. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  23. ^ "Wrexham FC sign new striker Connor Jennings". Wrexhamafc.co.uk. 2014-07-11. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  24. ^ "Connor Jennings: Tranmere Rovers sign Wrexham striker". BBC Sport. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  25. ^ Appleby, Michael. "England rocked by Gibraltar". The Football Association. Retrieved 6 January 2012. [dead link]
  26. ^ "Jennings' hunger delights Knill". Scunthorpe United F.C. 6 January 2012. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. 
  27. ^ "Connor Jennings – 2008–09 season". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  28. ^ "Connor Jennings – 2009–10 season". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Connor Jennings in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Connor Jennings in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  31. ^ a b c d e f "C. Jennings". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 

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