Jimmy Spencer (footballer)

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Jimmy Spencer
Personal information
Full name James Christopher Spencer[1]
Date of birth (1991-12-13) 13 December 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Leeds, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Plymouth Argyle
Number 9
Youth career
1998–2010 Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Huddersfield Town 1 (0)
2010 Northwich Victoria (loan) 7 (1)
2010–2011 Morecambe (loan) 32 (8)
2011–2012 Cheltenham Town (loan) 41 (10)
2012 Brentford (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Crawley Town (loan) 0 (0)
2013 Scunthorpe United (loan) 13 (1)
2014–2016 Notts County 29 (6)
2016 Cambridge United 18 (6)
2016– Plymouth Argyle 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:17, 11 January 2017 (UTC).

James Christopher "Jimmy" Spencer (born 13 December 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Football League Two club Plymouth Argyle having previously played for Cambridge United.


Huddersfield Town[edit]

Spencer originally joined the academy as a seven-year-old in 1998 and progressed though the club's youth system. He was first offered professional terms with the club during the 2009–10 season after being loaned out to Northwich Victoria.[2]

Spencer was then loaned out to Football League Two side Morecambe.[3] Originally a six-month deal, it was extended to a season-long loan in the January transfer window. He made 32 league appearances, scoring eight goals. He signed a new two-year deal at The Galpharm Stadium in May 2011.[4]

On 22 July, Huddersfield Town confirmed that he was set to join League Two side Cheltenham Town on a half-season loan for the 2011–12 season.[5] He scored six goals in 18 matches and an agreement was reached on 28 December 2011, for him to remain on loan for the rest of the season.[6]

Huddersfield Return 2012–13[edit]

Spencer made his Huddersfield Town first team début in the League Cup first round 2–0 away defeat at Preston North End on 13 August 2012 playing 75 minutes on his début before being replaced by more experienced striker Alan Lee.[7] He made his league début in the 1–0 defeat by Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium on 17 August, as a late substitute.[8] Spencer signed a one-year contract extension, tying him to the club until 2014 in August 2012.[9]

On 16 October 2012, he joined Football League One side Brentford on a one-month loan deal. He returned on 21 November, after a period on the sidelines.

On 10 January 2013, he joined League One side Crawley Town on loan for the remainder of the season, but his loan was cancelled on 6 February, after he failed to shake off a knee injury, which meant he made no appearances for the Red Devils.

On 22 August 2013, Spencer joined Football League Two side Scunthorpe United on loan until 5 January 2014.[10] The loan was ended on 30 December by the new Iron manager Russ Wilcox. His only goal in his 13 appearances for the club came in the 4–0 win over Rochdale at Spotland on 26 November.

On 31 January 2014, Spencer left Huddersfield after having his contract terminated.

Notts County[edit]

On 3 February, Spencer joined Notts County on a short-term contract until the end of the 2013–14 season.[11] On 14 May 2014, Spencer signed a new two-year contract with the Magpies.[12]

Cambridge United[edit]

On 29 January 2016, Spencer had his contract with Notts County terminated by mutual consent. On 30 January he joined Cambridge United on an initial six-month deal.[13] That afternoon he came on as a substitute against Leyton Orient and scored with his first touch of the ball.[14]

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

On 29 June 2016, Spencer signed for Football League Two club Plymouth Argyle [15]


  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 52. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Huddersfield Town | Team | First Team | James Spencer
  3. ^ Terrier Bytes 15 July 2010
  4. ^ "Town rookie lands new deal". Sky Sports. 
  5. ^ "SPENCER SET FOR CHELTENHAM LOAN". htafc.com. 22 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cheltenham Town keep Huddersfield Town's Jimmy Spencer". BBC Sport. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  7. ^ BBC Sport - Preston 2-0 Huddersfield
  8. ^ BBC Sport - Cardiff 1-0 Huddersfield
  9. ^ BBC Sport - Huddersfield Town striker James Spencer extends deal
  10. ^ "Spencer Joins On Loan". scunthorpe-united.co.uk. 22 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Jimmy Spencer Signs For Notts County". Notts County FC. 3 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Jimmy Spencer Signs New Deal At Notts County". Notts County FC. 14 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Cambridge United capture signing of striker Spencer". Cambridge United FC. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Leyton Orient 1 Cambridge United 3". BBC Sport. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  15. ^ "Jimmy's In". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 

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