Jacob Blyth

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Jacob Blyth
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Personal information
Full name Jacob Matthew Blyth[1]
Date of birth (1992-08-14) 14 August 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Nuneaton, England
Height 6 ft 3 (191 cm)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Youth career
Bermuda WMC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009-2010 Nuneaton Griff 1 (0)
2010–2011 Bedworth United 25 (6)
2011–2012 Leamington 37 (17)
2012– Leicester City 0 (0)
2012–2013 Burton Albion (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Notts County (loan) 4 (0)
2013 Northampton Town (loan) 7 (3)
2013 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2014–2015 Burton Albion (loan) 22 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:24, 16 April 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Jacob Matthew Blyth (born 14 August 1992), is an English association football forward currently playing for Leicester City.

Early life[edit]

Blyth was educated at St. Thomas More School & Technical College in his home town of Nuneaton.


Early career[edit]

He started his playing career at local league side Bermuda F.C. Entrance to the football league pyramid football followed when he played for Nuneaton Griff of the Midland Football Combination. Further moves up the pyramid followed when he switched to Bedworth United and then in January 2011 to Leamington of the Southern League Premier Division.

Leicester City[edit]

In May 2012 the 19 year old forward was taken on by Leicester City of the Football League Championship on professional terms for an undisclosed fee.[2]

Early loan moves[edit]

After scoring 6 goals in 11 appearances for the club's Under 21 Development Squad[3] he was allowed to move to Burton Albion of League Two to gain first team experience. Blyth made his Football League debut the day afterwards on 20 November 2012 as a 78th minute substitute against Aldershot Town.[4] On 13 February 2013 he joined League One Notts County on a month's loan.[5]

Following a successful first season playing for Leicester City Development Squad & Academy, finishing as top scorer, Blyth signed a new contract with the club on 1 May 2013.[6]

Northampton Town (loan)[edit]

On 9 August 2013, Blyth joined Northampton Town on a one-month loan deal.[7] Making his debut on 10 August 2013 in a League Two game against Newport County at Sixfields, Blyth scored with a 25th minute header, the first goal in a 3–1 win for Northampton.[8] On 10 September, Blyth extended his stay at Northampton until November following an impressive spell scoring twice in six appearances.[9] His loan spell was cut short by injury and he returned to Leicester on 3 October.[10]

On 6 November 2013, Blyth re-joined Northampton Town on loan until the middle of December 2013.[11]

Blyth extened his contract at Leicester for a further two years on 2 June 2014.[12]

Burton Albion (2nd loan)[edit]

On 27 August 2014, Blyth re-joined Burton Albion on loan until January 2015.[13] Blyth made his second Burton debut in the 1–0, League Cup, giant-killing against Premier League side Queens Park Rangers on he same day he made his switch to the Brewers. Blyth scored his first goal of his loan in the 3–1 loss to Bury on 20 September 2014.


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/02/2013 and 28/02/2013" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Warwick Courier article on Leicester move
  3. ^ Sky Sports news article
  4. ^ Match statistics on The Guardian website
  5. ^ Months loan to Notts County
  6. ^ Youngesters Rewarded For Progress
  7. ^ "Cobblers bring in Blyth". www.NTFC.co.uk. Northampton Town F.C. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  8. ^ BBC Sport: Northampton 3- 1 Newport County
  9. ^ "Blyth extends Cobblers loan". www.LCFC.com. Leicester City F.C. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "League Two – Blyth back at Leicester". www.footballcourier.com. Football Courier. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Blyth Returns To Sixfields". www.ntfc.co.uk. 6 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Deals for Development Squad Duo". Leicester City FC. 2 June 2014. 
  13. ^ http://www.lcfc.com/news/article/270814-jacob-blyth-joins-burton-on-loan-1879737.aspx

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