Jay Smith (footballer, born September 1981)

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Jay Smith
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Personal information
Full name Jay Alexander Smith
Date of birth (1981-09-24) 24 September 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth London, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2001–2002 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Southend United 62 (7)
2006 Oxford United (loan) 6 (0)
2006 Notts County (loan) 11 (1)
2007–2009 Notts County 49 (3)
2009–2010 Eastwood Town 4 (0)
2010–2012 Tamworth 62 (2)
2011–2012 AFC Telford United (loan) 6 (1)
2012–2013 AFC Telford United 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:32, 23 February 2013 (UTC).

Jay Alexander Smith (born 24 September 1981) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Playing career[edit]

Smith started his professional football career with Aston Villa. After a season, he was transferred to Southend United.[1]

Signed in 2002 after a successful loan spell and turning down the advances of Hull City, Smith made his debut in August the same year and quickly became a regular in the Blues side.

A horrendous spell of injuries, including a broken ankle, has interrupted his career. Towards the end of the 2005–06 season, Smith was loaned out to Oxford United – and despite impressing manager Jim Smith during the run-in, it was not enough to save Oxford from dropping out of the football league.[2]

Steve Tilson has always maintained that there was a place for a fit Jay Smith in the Southend squad and even after speaking to Oxford about a permanent deal for 2006–07, Smith and Southend committed to each other again and he signed on for another year at Roots Hall.

Smith once again found himself on loan, this time with League Two side Notts County.[3]

On 26 January 2007, Smith was released from Southend and made a permanent switch to Notts County after a successful two-month loan spell.[4]

He was released from his contract in January 2009 five months early along with striker Spencer Weir-Daley.[5]

In December 2009, Smith joined Conference North side Eastwood Town on a one-month deal. The following month the deal was extended for another month,[6] but at the end of January, Smith signed for Conference National side Tamworth.[7] It was announced that Smith would be taking over as club captain for the 2010–11 season from former player Chris Smith.[8] On 18 November 2011, Smith was loaned to AFC Telford United until 5 January 2012.[9] Smith said of the move: "In my eyes I've moved to a bigger club. I'm not going back to Tamworth. My time there has finished now."[10]

In January 2012 his contract was cancelled by Tamworth and he joined Telford on a permanent basis.[11] On 2 May 2013 he was let go by the club.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Southend United[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 6 December 2011.

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2002–03 Southend United Third Division 30 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 35 5
2003–04 18 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 23 4
2004–05 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06 League One 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
2005–06 Oxford United (loan) League Two 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2006–07 Notts County (loan) League Two 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2006–07 Notts County League Two 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 3
2007–08 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
2008–09 13 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 3
2009–10 Eastwood Town Conference North 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2009–10 Tamworth Conference National 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2010–11 29 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
2010–11 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
2011–12 AFC Telford (loan) Conference National 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
2011–12 AFC Telford Conference National 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2012–13 AFC Telford Conference National 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total England 210 16 11 4 2 0 0 0 228 20
Career total 210 16 14 4 2 0 0 0 228 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southend land Smith". BBC Sport. 21 November 2002. Retrieved 21 November 2002. 
  2. ^ "Oxford make quintet of signings". BBC Sport. 23 March 2006. Retrieved 23 March 2006. 
  3. ^ "County snap up midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 17 November 2006. Retrieved 17 November 2006. 
  4. ^ "Smith secures Notts County switch". BBC Sport. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2007. 
  5. ^ "Pair agree to leave Meadow Lane". BBC Sport. 26 January 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Cox extends Jay Smith". EastwoodTownFC.co.uk. 14 January 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Trophy match postponed 'til Tuesday". TheLambs.co.uk. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "New skipper Jay is relishing his role". ThisIsTamworth.co.uk. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "AFC Telford United sign Tamworth duo and Steve Jones". BBC Sport. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Telford loanee Jay Smith not planning Tamworth return". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Lambs Pair Make Permanent Bucks Move". Non League Daily. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 

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