Jake Reeves

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Jake Reeves
Jake Reeves, Brentford FC footballer, January 2013.jpg
Reeves training for Brentford in January 2013.
Personal information
Full name Jake Kenny Reeves[1]
Date of birth (1993-05-30) 30 May 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Lewisham, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AFC Wimbledon
Number 8
Youth career
2006–2009 Tottenham Hotspur
2009–2011 Brentford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Brentford 34 (0)
2011 St Albans City (loan) 2 (0)
2012 AFC Wimbledon (loan) 5 (0)
2014 Swindon Town 10 (1)
2015– AFC Wimbledon 109 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:26, 30 April 2017 (UTC).

Jake Kenny Reeves (born 30 May 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for AFC Wimbledon, as a midfielder.

He began his career in the youth system at Tottenham Hotspur, before beginning his senior career with Brentford in 2011. He joined Swindon Town in August 2014, leaving at the end of the year, returning to AFC Wimbledon in January 2015.

Career[edit]

Brentford[edit]

Born in Lewisham,[2] Reeves moved from Tottenham Hotspur to Brentford in 2009 and was given a two-year scholarship.[3] He captained the youth team during the 2010–11 season and was given his first team debut by Nicky Forster in the last game of the season,[4] when he replaced Myles Weston after 82 minutes of a 4–4 draw with Huddersfield Town.[5] At the end of the season he signed a two-year professional contract to be part of the Development Squad. Described by new boss Uwe Rösler as a "big option",[6] Reeves made his first start for the club on the opening day of the 2011–12 season in a 2–0 home win over Yeovil Town.[7] He was due to move on loan to Hayes & Yeading United in November 2011, but the move was delayed on 17 November due to ill health,[8] before the deal was cancelled entirely a week later.[9] He made only two further substitute appearances for Brentford during the 2011–12 season, making 11 appearances in total.[10]

Reeves started Brentford's first game of the 2012–13 season against Walsall in the League Cup first round, but he lasted only 25 minutes before being sent off for a challenge on Adam Chambers.[11] He failed to feature for Brentford again until making a starting appearance in a 2–1 Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Southend United in December. In an FA Cup match versus Chelsea on 17 February 2013, Reeves was left concussed following a collision with opposition defender David Luiz.[12] Reeves signed a new two-year deal in April 2013,[4] after making 15 appearances during the 2012–13 season.[13]

Reeves was made available for loan in October 2013,[14] after managing just one league start during the first four months of the 2013–14 season.[15] He instead saw regular action in the Development Squad during the first half of the season, making seven appearances.[16] Reeves scored the first senior goal of his career in an FA Cup first round tie against local neighbours Staines Town on 9 November, bagging the second in a 5–0 victory.[17] Despite regular substitute appearances and a start under new manager Mark Warburton,[18] Reeves was again made available for loan in February 2014.[19] The departure of central midfielder Toumani Diagouraga on loan and injury to Adam Forshaw saw Reeves win his second start under Warburton in a 2–0 win over Tranmere Rovers on 11 March.[20] Reeves made sporadic appearances through to the end of the season and celebrated the Bees' automatic promotion to the Championship after a 1–0 win over Preston North End on 18 April.[21] In the 2013–14 season, Reeves made 25 appearances and scored his first goal for the club.[22]

After failing to be named in any Brentford league squad in the opening month of the 2014–15 Championship season,[23] Reeves was made available for loan on 18 August 2014.[24] He chose to terminate his contract by mutual consent on 29 August and departed Griffin Park.[25] Manager Mark Warburton said Reeves "needs to play week-in, week-out. With the level of player we have here, that opportunity is not available at Brentford now".[25] Reeves made 47 appearances and scored one goal during his time with the Bees.[26]

St Albans City (loan)[edit]

Reeves joined Conference South side St Albans City on a work experience loan in February 2011, linking up with fellow Brentford youth teammate Kyle Vassell.[27] He made two league appearances.[28]

AFC Wimbledon (loan)[edit]

Reeves moved on loan to League Two club AFC Wimbledon on 5 November 2012. He made his debut the following day in a 2–0 defeat at Exeter City.[29] He was recalled by Brentford on 4 December 2012 due to an injury crisis.[30] He made five appearances and scored no goals.[13]

Swindon Town[edit]

Reeves signed for League One side Swindon Town on 29 August 2014, on a short-term deal running until January 2015.[31][32] After his arrival, he said "I've got a lot of energy to give to the team and you'll hopefully see some good passing ranges too. I also hope to score a few goals".[33] Reeves made his debut for the Robins with a late substitute appearance for goalscorer Jonathan Obika in a 2–1 victory over Bradford City on 13 September.[34] He scored his first goal for the club on his fifth appearance, scoring the second goal in a 3–0 win over Barnsley on 27 September.[35] Reeves left the club in late December 2014, after his deal expired.[36] He made 12 appearances and scored one goal, managing just three starts.[23]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

In December 2014, it was reported that Reeves' former club AFC Wimbledon had shown interest in signing him.[37]

In January 2015 Reeves rejoined the club on a permanent deal.[38]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 April 2017
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brentford 2010–11[39] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[10] League One 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 11 0
2012–13[13] League One 6 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2013–14[22] League One 20 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 25 1
Total 34 0 4 1 4 0 4 0 46 1
St Albans City (loan) 2010–11[28] Conference South 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
AFC Wimbledon (loan) 2012–13[13] League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Swindon Town 2014–15[40] League One 10 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 12 1
AFC Wimbledon 2014–15[40] League Two 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
2015–16[41] League Two 40 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 45 1
2015–16[42] League One 46 1 5 0 1 0 2 0 54 1
Total 109 4 6 0 1 0 6 0 122 4
Career total 158 5 10 1 5 0 12 0 185 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jake Reeves profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 439. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ Brentford FC Player Profiles
  4. ^ a b "Reeves Signs New Contract". Brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  5. ^ "Jake Reeves". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Brentford FC – News, views, gossip, pictures, video – Get West London". Hounslowchronicle.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  7. ^ "BBC Sport – Brentford 2–0 Yeovil". Bbc.co.uk. 2011-08-06. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  8. ^ Chris Slavin (17 November 2011). "Brentford youngster's United loan move hit by illness". Uxbridge Gazette. 
  9. ^ Jacob Murtagh (24 November 2011). "Brentford block midfielder deal". Uxbridge Gazette. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Reeves in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "BBC Sport – Walsall 1–0 Brentford". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  12. ^ David Hytner (17 February 2013). "Chelsea's David Luiz says sorry for challenge on Brentford teenager". The Guardian. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Games played by Jake Reeves in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Dons boss Neal Ardley rules out move for Brentford man Jake Reeves". Get West London. 2013-10-09. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  15. ^ "Jake Reeves". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  16. ^ Ciaran Brett. "2013/14 Brentford Development Squad stats". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "BBC Sport – Brentford 5–0 Staines Town". Bbc.co.uk. 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  18. ^ Chris Wickham. "PETERBOROUGH UNITED 1 BRENTFORD 3". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  19. ^ Jacob Murtagh (6 February 2014). "Bees boss plans to loan out fringe players". getwestlondon. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "BBC Sport – Brentford 2–0 Tranmere Rovers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "BBC Sport – Brentford 1–0 Preston North End". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Reeves in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  23. ^ a b "Jake Reeves". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  24. ^ Jacob Murtagh (18 August 2014). "Brentford midfielder made available for loan". getwestlondon. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  25. ^ a b Chris Wickham. "Jake Reeves departs". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  26. ^ Jake Reeves at Soccerbase
  27. ^ "Saintsnet – St Albans City F.C. Official | Match Preview". Sacfc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2014-11-08. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  28. ^ a b "Profile". Aylesbury United F.C. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  29. ^ "Exeter City 2–0 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Football. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  30. ^ "Reeves recalled by Bees". Clubcall. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  31. ^ "Reeves is a Robin". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  32. ^ Sports Reporter. "Town sign midfielder Reeves". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  33. ^ "Reeves Excited About Town Challenge". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  34. ^ "Bradford City". ESPNFC.com. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  35. ^ "BBC Sport – Barnsley 0–3 Swindon Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  36. ^ "Reeves heads for Town exit". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  37. ^ "Swindon Link Sport – EXCLUSIVE: Town to return to Reeves contract discussions next week". Archived from the original on 2015-01-11. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  38. ^ Dons win race for Jake
  39. ^ "Games played by Jake Reeves in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  40. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Reeves in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Jake Reeves in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Jake Reeves in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2016.