Jack Storer

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Jack Storer
Jack Storer.jpg
Storer with Birmingham City in 2016
Personal information
Full name Jack Frederick Wendell Storer[1]
Date of birth (1998-01-02) 2 January 1998 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Partick Thistle
Number 11
Youth career
20??–2012 Birmingham City
20??–2013 Shirley Town
2013–2014 Wolverhampton Wanderers
2014 Paget Rangers
2014–2015 Stevenage
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Stevenage 1 (0)
2016–2018 Birmingham City 4 (0)
2017Yeovil Town (loan) 1 (0)
2017Gloucester City (loan) 7 (1)
2017–2018Solihull Moors (loan) 2 (0)
2018– Partick Thistle 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:27, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Jack Frederick Wendell Storer (born 2 January 1998) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Scottish Championship club Partick Thistle. He previously played for Stevenage, for whom he made his debut in the Football League, Birmingham City, and on loan to Yeovil Town, Gloucester City and Solihull Moors.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Storer was born in Birmingham[2] and attended Baverstock School in the Druids Heath area.[4] He was a member of Birmingham City's youth academy until the under-15 level,[5] and played youth football for Shirley Town before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers' academy in early 2013 after a trial.[6] He was not offered a scholarship by Wolves, and briefly played junior football for Paget Rangers – becoming the club's youngest ever first-team player and youngest goalscorer[7] – before linking up with Stevenage, with whom he agreed a scholarship to begin in July 2014 after he left school.[1] In his first year, he was twice named among the substitutes for League Two matches, but remained unused.[2] He made his debut in the Football League on 18 August 2015, aged 17 years 229 days, replacing Tom Pett in the 79th minute of a 3–0 defeat away to Leyton Orient.[8][9] He signed a professional contract with the club a couple of weeks later.[8]

Birmingham City[edit]

Storer signed a six-month contract with Birmingham City of the Championship in April 2016, to begin on 9 May when the transfer window opened. The fee was undisclosed by Birmingham,[5] while Stevenage reported it as "a five-figure fee ... with further performance payments based on success".[10] After scoring seven goals in pre-season friendlies, four of which came in first-team matches, his contract was extended to 2018.[3] They also earned him a place on the bench for the opening fixture, at home to Cardiff City. He made his debut after 70 minutes, replacing Diego Fabbrini, and came close to giving Birmingham a lead when he narrowly failed to touch Reece Brown's cutback past the goalkeeper; the match finished goalless.[11]

His second league appearance was again as a second-half substitute, with his side losing 2–1 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. After seven minutes on the field, he won a free kick in an attacking area; he and opponent Kortney Hause confronted each other, and Storer was sent off for headbutting Hause. Birmingham lost 3–1.[12] When leaving the field, Storer kicked the advertising hoardings, suffering a foot injury that kept him out for longer than the three-match ban.[13] With Clayton Donaldson injured, Storer returned to the bench for the visit to Queens Park Rangers on 24 September, made a brief appearance, and was an unused substitute for the next two fixtures.[14][2]

Loan moves[edit]

Having failed to feature in the matchday squad since then, Storer joined League Two club Yeovil Town on 1 January 2017, on loan until the end of the season.[15] He went straight into the starting eleven for the following day's visit to Crawley Town, but he and Otis Khan were both substituted at half time as Yeovil lost 2–0.[16] After two matches as an unused substitute, and missing one for personal reasons, his loan was cancelled on 25 January 2017 by mutual consent, again citing personal reasons.[17]

Storer was omitted from Birmingham's under-23 training camp in July 2017 because he was joining another club on trial with a view to a loan move.[18] He played for Macclesfield Town of the National League in a pre-season friendly against Derby County, but returned to Birmingham after an incident in that match.[19][20]

In October 2017, Storer joined National League South club Gloucester City on a short-term loan.[21] He made his debut in the starting eleven for Gloucester's league match at home to Braintree Town on 7 October, and played 64 minutes as his team lost 3–1.[22] He finished his loan spell with one goal from seven league appearances.[2]

Storer signed for Solihull Moors of the National League on 22 December 2017 on loan for a month.[23] He went straight into the starting eleven for the visit of Boreham Wood, and twice came close to scoring in the first half, but the match finished goalless.[24] He made one more substitute appearance before reurning to his parent club.[2] In February 2018, Birmingham confirmed that Storer would be released when his contract expired at the end of the season.[20]

Partick Thistle[edit]

After a successful trial, Storer signed for Scottish Championship club Partick Thistle in early July 2018, on a one-year deal with the option of a second year.[25] He admitted later that he genuinely feared his reputation for hotheadedness would prevent him ever finding another club.[26] He made his debut in the League Cup on 14 July away to Stenhousemuir, starting as an attacking midfielder and playing 66 minutes as Thistle won 2–0.[27] Storer scored his first Thistle goal three days later to open the scoring in their second group match, a 2–1 victory against Greenock Morton. Meeting a defensive clearance well outside the penalty area, he "slammed a half-volley towards goal, meeting the ball on the rise and finding the top corner";[28] according to the Herald's match report, the ball "was still gathering speed as it nestled in the top corner. If it's not goal of the season then the eventual winner is going to be something out of this world."[29]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 August 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup[a] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stevenage 2014–15[30] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[31] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Birmingham City 2016–17[32] Championship 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
2017–18[33] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2016–17[32] League Two 1 0 0 0 1 0
Gloucester City (loan) 2017–18[2][34] National League South 7 1 1[b] 0 8 1
Solihull Moors (loan) 2017–18[2] National League 2 0 0 0 2 0
Partick Thistle 2018–19[35] Scottish Championship 1 0 0 0 5 1 1[c] 0 7 1
Career total 16 1 0 0 6 1 2 0 24 2
  1. ^ Includes appearances in EFL Cup and Scottish League Cup
  2. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ Appearance in Scottish Challenge Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Players Registered as Scholars in Accordance with Rule C.3 Between 01/06/2014 and 30/06/2014". The Football Association. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "J. Storer". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Storer signs new Blues deal". Birmingham City F.C. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Jack Storer – It's such a big club, I'm over the moon". Birmingham City F.C. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Blues snap up Stevenage striker". Birmingham City F.C. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  6. ^ Asante Ampaduh, Martin (4 November 2012). "Storer to join Jack Corry on 6 week trial at Wolves". Shirley Town F.C. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  7. ^ Paget Rangers F.C. [@PagetRangers] (2 May 2014). "Paget's youngest ever first team appearance maker and goal scorer, jack storer, signs for @StevenageFC" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  8. ^ a b Toyn, Dave (1 September 2015). "Jack Storer signs professional contract". Stevenage F.C. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  9. ^ "Leyton Orient 3–0 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  10. ^ Toyn, Dave (12 April 2016). "Jack Storer to join Birmingham City". Stevenage F.C. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  11. ^ "Birmingham 0–0 Cardiff: Goalless at St Andrew's". Sky Sports. PA Sport. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
    Suart, Paul (6 August 2016). "This is what Gary Rowett thought about Jack Storer's Birmingham City performance". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  12. ^ Dick, Brian (20 August 2016). "Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett delivers blunt message to Jack Storer after red card". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
    "Birmingham 1 Wolves 3". Express & Star. Wolverhampton. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  13. ^ Dick, Brian (20 September 2016). "Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett on Jack Storer: Apologies, provocation but no cuddles". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  14. ^ Dick, Brian (24 September 2016). "Birmingham City analysis: Relationships repaired; set piece options and getting more right". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  15. ^ "Jack Storer: Birmingham City striker joins Yeovil Town on loan". BBC Sport. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Crawley Town 2–0 Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  17. ^ D'Albiac, Stephen (25 January 2017). "Birmingham City striker Jack Storer's loan spell at Yeovil Town ended by 'mutual consent'". Somerset Live. Archived from the original on 25 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  18. ^ Dick, Brian (7 July 2017). "Birmingham City youngster set for trial ahead of loan move". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  19. ^ Hudson, Molly (15 July 2017). "Macclesfield Town 0–2 Derby County". Macclesfield Town F.C. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  20. ^ a b Dicken, Alex (16 February 2018). "Steve Cotterill has this parting message for Jack Storer after Birmingham City release". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  21. ^ "Tigers bring in Storer on loan". Gloucester City A.F.C. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
    "Jack Storer makes Gloucester City loan move". Birmingham City F.C. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  22. ^ Palmer, Jon (7 October 2017). "Gloucester City well beaten by impressive Braintree Town side". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  23. ^ "Jack Storer loaned to Solihull Moors". Birmingham City F.C. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  24. ^ "Solihull Moors hold Wood to draw". Boreham Wood F.C. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  25. ^ "Jack Storer is a Jag". Partick Thistle F.C. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018. 
  26. ^ Cameron, Neil (19 July 2018). "Jack Storer reveals how Partick Thistle rescued his career". Evening Times. Glasgow. Retrieved 19 July 2018. I didn't think I was going to ever get a contract back in football again because of my past at Birmingham. I honestly didn't think I would get a club. So for me to get a contract is a huge boost and shows the gaffer has faith in me. 
  27. ^ "Match report: Stenhousemuir v Partick Thistle – 14th July 2018". Partick Thistle F.C. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  28. ^ "Match report: Partick Thistle v Greenock Morton – 17th July 2018". Partick Thistle F.C. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  29. ^ Cameron, Neil (18 February 2018). "Partick Thistle 2 Morton 1: Stormer from Storer sets Jags on their way to victory". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Jack Storer in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Jack Storer in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Jack Storer in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Jack Storer in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  34. ^ Palmer, Jon (25 November 2017). "Ten man Gloucester City knocked out of the FA Trophy at Chesham United". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Jack Storer in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 August 2018. 

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