Jack Compton

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Jack Compton
Personal information
Full name Jack Louis Paul Compton[1]
Date of birth (1988-09-02) 2 September 1988 (age 28)[2]
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales[2]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[3]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Merthyr Town
(on loan from Newport County)
Youth career
2001–2006 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
2008 Weymouth (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 (0)
2008 Lewes (loan) 3 (0)
2008–2009 Havant & Waterlooville 6 (1)
2009–2010 Weston-super-Mare 30 (4)
2010–2012 Falkirk 37 (3)
2011–2012 Bradford City (loan) 14 (0)
2012 St Johnstone (loan) 3 (0)
2012 Portsmouth 12 (0)
2013 Colchester United 7 (0)
2013–2015 Hartlepool United 55 (4)
2015–2016 Yeovil Town 20 (4)
2016– Newport County 8 (1)
2017 Merthyr Town (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:26, 24 April 2017 (UTC).

Jack Louis Paul Compton (born 2 September 1988) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a winger for League Two club Newport County. He has also played in the Football League for Bradford City, Portsmouth, Colchester United, Hartlepool United and Yeovil Town.

Career[edit]

Compton began his career as a youth academy player with Portsmouth before signing for West Bromwich Albion at the age of 17.[4] However, he was unable to break into the first team and joined Conference National side Weymouth on a one-month loan deal in February 2008,[5][6] making his debut in a 0–0 draw with Torquay United.[7] He made a total of four appearances with the club before returning to West Bromwich Albion, where he was later released without making a first team appearance.[8]

Following his release, Compton spent time on trial with Football League One side Brighton & Hove Albion, featuring in three pre-season friendly matches, before signing a short term deal at the club in August 2008.[9] Having not made an appearance for Brighton, he joined Conference National side Lewes on loan on 6 October 2008.[10] Released by Brighton on his return, Compton spent a two-month spell with Havant & Waterlooville,[11] before joining Weston-super-Mare. While playing with the Somerset-based club, Compton also worked as a part-time gardener.[12]

Falkirk[edit]

His performances attracted the attention of Falkirk manager Eddie May, who beat off competition from Football League Championship side Newcastle United to sign Compton on a pre-contract deal.[13][14] He arrived at Falkirk during the January transfer window and made his debut for the club as a substitute in place of Ryan Flynn during a 1–1 draw with Celtic.[15] In his first season, Compton made 12 league appearance and Falkirk was relegated to the Scottish First Division. In his second season, Compton made 24 league appearance and scored against Stirling Albion, Cowdenbeath and Raith Rovers. His time at Falkrik was struggling and ahead of a new season, Compton first team has been limited and have fallen out with manager Steven Pressley.

On 5 July, Compton and Falkirk had reached an agreement to tear up the last remaining year of his contract.[16]

Loan spell at Bradford and St Johnstone[edit]

On 29 July 2011 it was reported on the Falkirk website that Compton had joined Bradford City on loan, becoming the third man joining Bradford from Falkirk along with Mark Stewart and Chris Mitchell.[17] This was after initially not earning a permanent deal at the West Yorkshire club following a trial.[18] On 6 August 2011, Compton made his league debut for the club in a 2–1 loss against Aldershot Town and setting up a goal for James Hanson. On 9 August 2011, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3–2 defeat to local rivals Leeds United. Nearing the ending of his loan spell at Bradford, the club was keen to extend a loan on Compton following Kyel Reid injury.[19]

Compton signed on loan for St Johnstone in January 2012.[20] On his move, Compton says he can make an impact at St Johnstone.[21] However, he went on to make only three appearances, all coming from the bench.

Portsmouth[edit]

On 10 August, he confirmed on Twitter that he had signed a contract with Portsmouth, after being on trial with the club.[22] On his move to Portsmouth, Compton said "I love this club" and admits he was "gobsmacked" when receiving offers from the club.[23] Six days later, the deal was officially confirmed, with Compton signing a one-month contract.[24] On the opening game of the season, he made his debut, making his first start, in a 1–1 draw against Bournemouth.[25] In a 4–2 loss against Carlisle United, he played 90 minutes and set up a goal for Conor Clifford in a late minutes.[26] However, Compton then found games hard to come by,[27] and in late-November 2012, he was close to joining Plymouth Argyle on loan but the deal stalled, caretaker manager Guy Whittingham stating that Compton had a future at the club.[28] Soon after, Compton was involved in an incident on Twitter when he grew frustrated by the lack of first team involvement and eventually apologised to Whittingham in person.[29] Compton was then deemed surplus to requirements at Portsmouth, and was released from the club in the January transfer window.[30]

Colchester United[edit]

On 1 January 2013, Compton signed with fellow League One team Colchester United[31] and made his debut for the club as a second-half substitute for Gavin Massey in a 3–0 defeat against Crawley Town the same day.[32] He became the 600th player to represent Colchester United in the Football League with his debut.[33]

Compton found his chances limited at Colchester, having made only seven appearances and starting only one of those matches. After just three months with the club, he was released from his contract on 11 April 2013.[34]

Hartlepool United[edit]

On 27 June 2013, Compton signed for Hartlepool United following his Colchester United exit, becoming new manager Colin Cooper's first summer signing.[35] He scored his first goal for the club on 3 September against former club Bradford City in the Football League Trophy.[36] He scored his first league goals for the club on 5 October, scoring twice in a 4–1 win against Mansfield Town.[37]

Yeovil Town[edit]

On 17 June 2015, Compton joined League Two side Yeovil Town following his release from Hartlepool United signing a one-year contract.[38] He was released at the end of the 2015–16 season.[39]

Newport County[edit]

On 20 June 2016, Compton joined fellow League Two side Newport County following his release from Yeovil Town signing another one-year contract.[40] He scored on his debut for Newport on 6 August 2016 versus Mansfield Town. Mansfield won the match 3–2.[41]

On 15 February 2017 Compton joined Merthyr Town on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season.[42]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 January 2017.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Weymouth (loan) 2007–08[43] Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Lewes (loan) 2008–09[44] Conference Premier 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Havant & Waterlooville 2008–09 Conference South 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
Falkirk 2009–10[45] Scottish Premier League 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
2010–11[46] Scottish First Division 24 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 28 4
Total 37 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 42 4
Bradford City (loan) 2011–12[47] League Two 14 0 2 0 1 1 4[b] 0 21 1
St Johnstone (loan) 2011–12[48] Scottish Premier League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Portsmouth 2012–13[49] League One 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Colchester United 2012–13[50] League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Hartlepool United 2013–14[51] League Two 34 4 2 0 1 0 2[b] 1 39 5
2014–15[52] League Two 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Total 55 4 3 0 1 0 2 1 61 5
Yeovil Town 2015–16[53] League Two 20 4 2 1 0 0 1[b] 0 23 5
Newport County 2016–17 League Two 8 1 1 0 1 0 2[c] 0 12 1
Career total 169 13 12 1 5 1 10 1 196 16
  1. ^ Appearance in Conference League Cup
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "FootballSquads – Colchester United – 2012/13". FootballSquads. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Yeovil Town FC Player Profiles – Jack Compton". FootballSquads. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Jack Compton can't wait to repay Falkirk for his second chance". The Scotsman. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Terras boss hails new signings". BBC Sport. 15 February 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Jack Compton". Weymouth F.C. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Weymouth 0–0 Torquay United". Weymouth F.C. 12 February 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Jack of all trades". The Sun. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Jack signs!". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Lewes sign Albion winger on loan". Lewes F.C. 6 October 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Jack Compton". Havant & Waterlooville F.C. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  12. ^ "I went from serving in Gavin and Stacey's cafe to playing for Falkirk says new boy Jack Compton". Daily Record. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "Jack Compton picks Falkirk ahead of Newcastle". The Scotsman. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  14. ^ "Falkirk recruit Zahara and Compton". BBC Sport. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  15. ^ "Celtic 1–1 Falkirk". BBC Sport. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  16. ^ Falkirk part company with Compton; Scottish Football League, 5 July 2012
  17. ^ "Compton moves on loan". Falkirk F C official website. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Compton returns on loan". Bradford City F.C. official website. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "Bantams in Compton talks". Sky Sports. 27 December 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  20. ^ Moffat, Colin (18 January 2012). "Lee Croft and Jack Compton join St Johnstone on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Jack Compton: I can be a hit during St Johnstone loan spell". Daily Record. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  22. ^ Twitter / ComptonJ11: Signing for Portsmouth #loveit; Twitter, 10 August 2012.
  23. ^ "Compton: I've always loved Pompey". Portsmouth News. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  24. ^ New Faces At Fratton; Portsmouth FC's official website, 16 August 2012
  25. ^ "Pompey 1 Bournemouth 1". Portsmouth News. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  26. ^ "Colchester 2 Pompey 2". Portsmouth News. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  27. ^ "Wide man is Pompey's surprise asset". Portsmouth News. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  28. ^ "Guy: Winger is not out in the cold". Portsmouth News. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  29. ^ "Compton apologises over Twitter comments". Portsmouth News. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  30. ^ "Winger will be first to leave Pompey". Portsmouth News. 24 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  31. ^ "U's snap up speedy winger Compton". Colchester Gazette. 22 December 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  32. ^ "Crawley Town 3–0 Colchester". BBC Sport. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  33. ^ "600 Up For U's". Colchester United F.C. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  34. ^ "Compton leaves U's". Colchester Gazette. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  35. ^ "Hartlepool United: Jack Compton becomes first Colin Cooper signing". BBC Sport. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  36. ^ "Hartlepool v Bradford" BBC Sport. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  37. ^ "Mansfield Town 1–4 Hartlepool" BBC Sport. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  38. ^ "Jack Compton agrees to join Yeovil Town". Yeovil Town F.C. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  39. ^ "Way announced retained list". Yeovil Town F.C. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  40. ^ "Newport County sign winger Jack Compton and striker Sean Rigg". BBC Sport. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  41. ^ "Newport 2–3 Mansfield". BBC Sport. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  42. ^ Compton Merthyr Town loan
  43. ^ "Weymouth 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 January 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  44. ^ "Lewes 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 January 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  45. ^ "Falkirk 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 January 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  46. ^ "Falkirk 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 January 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  47. ^ "Bradford 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 January 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  48. ^ "St Johnstone 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 January 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  49. ^ "Portsmouth 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 January 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  50. ^ "Colchester 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 January 2012.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  51. ^ "Hartlepool 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 June 2015.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  52. ^ "Hartlepool 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 June 2015.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  53. ^ "Yeovil 2015/2016 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 July 2015.  Select season required via dropdown menu.

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