Jake Forster-Caskey

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Jake Forster-Caskey
Jake forster Caskey 2016.jpg
Forster-Caskey playing for Milton Keynes Dons in 2016
Personal information
Full name Jake Dane Forster-Caskey[1]
Date of birth (1994-04-25) 25 April 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Southend-on-Sea, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Charlton Athletic
Number 19
Youth career
2007–2012 Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2017 Brighton & Hove Albion 66 (5)
2012–2013 Oxford United (loan) 16 (3)
2015 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 5 (0)
2016 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 15 (1)
2016–2017 Rotherham United (loan) 6 (0)
2017– Charlton Athletic 36 (7)
National team
2010 England U16 2 (0)
2010–2011 England U17 17 (1)
2011 England U18 1 (0)
2014 England U20 5 (1)
2014–2015 England U21 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:02, 17 December 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:14, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Jake Dane Forster-Caskey (born 25 April 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for League One side Charlton Athletic.

He is the son of former professional player Darren Caskey and is the stepson of the former striker Nicky Forster.[2] Forster-Caskey has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Forster-Caskey joined Brighton's youth team in 2007. On 30 April 2010, he was offered a scholarship deal with Brighton & Hove Albion.[3] It was later revealed that Forster-Caskey rejected interest from Premier League clubs Arsenal and Aston Villa before signing with Brighton.[4]

The following day, Forster-Caskey was named as an unused substitute during the 0–0 draw away to Milton Keynes Dons.[5] After a man-of-the-match performance during the Sussex Senior Cup final, whilst scoring twice during a 4–0 victory over Bognor Regis Town,[6][7] Forster-Caskey was once again named as a substitute for Brighton's final game of the 2009–10 season against Yeovil Town.[8] During the match, he became the youngest player to feature in the Brighton first team when he made his debut as a substitute in the 76th minute.[2][9] Forster-Caskey made his second substitute appearance for Brighton during the 3–0 defeat to Stoke City in the 5th round of the FA Cup on 19 February 2011.[10] He made his full first-team debut, and scored his first Brighton goal, during the Seagulls' 3–0 win over Southampton on 2 January 2012. He scored the opening goal for Brighton, and was named Man of the Match.[11] In his next game, Forster-Caskey again scored and received Man of the Match in an FA Cup tie with Wrexham.[12] In all, Forster-Caskey made 6 appearances during the 2011–12 season, scoring 2 goals. On 21 June 2012, Forster-Caskey signed a new deal, keeping him at the club until 2015.[13]

Oxford United (loan)[edit]

In July 2012, Forster-Caskey signed a six-month loan deal with League Two club Oxford United.[14] He scored on his debut, a 20-yard left-footed strike, in a 2–0 win over Bristol Rovers.[15] He scored his second goal on 8 September, in a 4–2 defeat at home to Exeter City. His third and final goal for Oxford came against Wimbledon, a 20-yard free kick into the top corner.[16] In total he made 16 league appearances for Oxford before his loan spell concluded on 1 January 2013.

Milton Keynes Dons (loan)[edit]

On 22 September 2015, Forster-Caskey joined Championship side Milton Keynes Dons on an initial five-week emergency loan deal.[17] On 26 September 2015 he made his debut for the club in the 1–3 home defeat to Derby County.

On 8 January 2016, Forster-Caskey rejoined the club on loan for the remainder of the 2015–16 season.[18] On 13 February 2016, he scored his first goal for the club, scoring direct from a free-kick in a 0–1 away win against Derby County.[19]

Rotherham United (loan)[edit]

He joined Rotherham United on 20 July 2016 on a season-long loan deal.[20] The deal was mutually terminated by Rotherham and parent club Brighton on 5 January 2017, after he had made seven appearances for the Millers.[21]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

On 5 January 2017, Forster-Caskey joined Charlton Athletic, signing a two-and-a-half year contract.[22]

International career[edit]

Forster-Caskey has represented the England under-16s, England under-17s, England under-18s and England under-20s national sides. He was announced as a member of the squad to feature in the annual Nordic under-17s tournament, commencing during August 2010. Forster-Caskey captained the England side as they recorded a 5–0 success over Finland in the first game of the tournament where he also scored his first international goal.[23] He was also involved in the FA International Tournament, where he started in a 4–0 win over Australia, before substitute appearances in the 2–2 draw against Turkey and a 3–1 victory against Portugal.

During April 2011, Forster-Caskey was announced in the 18-man squad to represent England at the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in Serbia, commencing on 3 May.[24] He made three appearances in the tournament for England before they were defeated 1–0 by Holland in the semi-final.[25]

Forster-Caskey was also selected to represent England under-17s at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.[26] England won their group and reached the quarter-finals, where they lost 3–2 to Germany.[27]

During October 2011, Forster-Caskey was selected for the England under-18 national side for a friendly against Slovakia,[28] where he played 45 minutes before being substituted for Jordan Lussey at half-time.[29]

Forster-Caskey was named in the initial 35-man squad for the 2013 Fifa Under 20 World Cup on 17 May 2013 by manager Peter Taylor,[30] but failed to make the final 21-man squad selected on 28 May.

During May 2014, Jake and fellow Brighton teammate Solomon March were called up to the under-21 squad for the U21 qualifier versus Wales and the 2014 Toulon Tournament.[31] Jake made his debut for the U21's coming on as a late substitute in the 3–1 victory against Wales.[32]

Personal life[edit]

Until February 2011, Forster-Caskey was simply known as Jake Caskey before altering his surname to Forster-Caskey in homage to his stepfather Nicky Forster. In a brief explanation, Forster-Caskey stated "I did it out of respect for my stepdad – because he has been a great role model and parent to me. I have lived with him for the last ten years and he has been a huge influence on me."[33]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 December 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
Brighton & Hove Albion 2009–10[34] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[35] 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12[36] Championship 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 2
2012–13[37] 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14[38] 28 3 4 0 1 0 1[a] 0 34 3
2014–15[39] 29 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 33 3
2015–16[40] 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
2016–17[41] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brighton total 67 5 8 1 6 3 1 0 82 9
Oxford United (loan) 2012–13[37] League Two 16 3 0 0 1 0 3[b] 0 20 3
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2015–16[40] Championship 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Rotherham United (loan) 2016–17[41] Championship 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Charlton Athletic 2016–17[41] League One 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
2017–18[42] 21 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 5
Charlton Athletic total 36 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 38 7
Career Total 133 16 13 1 8 3 4 0 158 20
  1. ^ Appearance in the Championship play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in the Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Why Caskey Must Be on his Guard". The Argus. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Seagulls Award Pro Deals to Hot Prospects". The Argus. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Caskey gets England call-up". The Argus. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dunk Debut for Albion". The Argus. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Caskey Double Sets up Cup Triumph". The Argus. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Caskey Completes Memorable Week with Cup Final Double". The Argus. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Walker in for Debut". The Argus. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Bennett Ends on a High". The Argus. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion – match report". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Brighton 3–0 Southampton". The Argus. 2 January 2012. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Brighton 1–1 Wrexham". The Argus. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Forster-Caskey signs new deal". Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Forster-Caskey agrees Oxford deal". Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "United win at Rovers". Oxford United F.C. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Oxford United 2–4 Exeter". BBC Sport. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "MK Dons sign Brighton midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey on loan". Sky Sports. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  18. ^ "Jake re-joins the Dons". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 8 Jan 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  19. ^ "Derby County 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  20. ^ "Rotherham United complete Jake Forster-Caskey deal". Rotherham United F.C. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  21. ^ "Millers mutually agree to end Forster-Caskey loan". Rotherham United F.C. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  22. ^ Jones, George (5 Jan 2017). "Charlton sign Jake Forster-Caskey from Brighton on two-and-a-half-year deal". Charlton Athletic F.C. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  23. ^ "Caskey Stars in England Win". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  24. ^ "Finals Squad set for Serbia". The Football Association. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  25. ^ "Dutch prove too much for England". The Football Association. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  26. ^ "Jake in World Cup Squad". The Argus. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  27. ^ "FIFA u-17 World Cup: Germany 3:2 (2:0) England – Report". FIFA. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  28. ^ "Squad named for Slovakia trip". The Football Association. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  29. ^ "Lions denied by late leveller". The Football Association. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  30. ^ "U20 World Cup Squad". The Football Association. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  31. ^ "England U21 squad for Wales and Toulon named". The Football Association. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  32. ^ "Rampant Nathan Redmond hits treble as U21s beat Wales 3–1". The Football Association. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  33. ^ "Poyet's Praise for Forster-Caskey". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Jake Forster-Caskey in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Jake Forster-Caskey in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Jake Forster-Caskey in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  37. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Forster-Caskey in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Jake Forster-Caskey in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Jake Forster-Caskey in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  40. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Forster-Caskey in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  41. ^ a b c "Games played by Jake Forster-Caskey in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Jake Forster-Caskey in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 

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