Jermaine Grandison

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Jermaine Grandison
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Grandison with Shrewsbury Town in August 2011
Personal information
Full name Jermaine Mickel Grandison[1]
Date of birth (1990-05-12) 12 May 1990 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–2008 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Coventry City 5 (0)
2010 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2010–2011 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 3 (0)
2011–2016 Shrewsbury Town 147 (5)
2016–2017 Colchester United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:53, 29 March 2017 (UTC).

Jermaine Mickel Grandison (born 5 December 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender.

Grandison progressed through the youth system at Coventry City, making eight appearances for the first-team. He had three loan spells away from the club, twice at Tranmere Rovers in the 2010–11 season, and then Shrewsbury Town later in the same season. He joined Shrewsbury on a permanent basis following his loan, and over five years he played 174 games for the club. He was released in summer 2016, and joined Colchester United in December 2016. He left Colchester in March 2017 having failed to make a first-team appearance.

Career[edit]

Coventry City[edit]

Born in Birmingham,[3] Grandison is a product of the Coventry City youth system.[4] He made his professional debut as a substitute on 25 April 2015 in a 3–2 Championship loss to Watford.[5]

Tranmere Rovers loan[edit]

On 31 August 2010, Grandison completed a loan move to League One club Tranmere Rovers to gain first-team experience. The move was an initial one-month deal, with an option for a further extension.[6] He made his debut the same day in a Football League Trophy match against Accrington Stanley.[7] He returned to Coventry after his loan expired on 1 October,[8] He returned to Tranmere on 29 October for a second loan spell following an injury,[9] returning to his parent club on 3 January 2011.[10]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

On 14 January 2011, Grandison signed for League Two club Shrewsbury Town, initially on loan.[11] However, on January transfer deadline day, he signed for the club permanently on a free transfer, on a two-and-a-half year contract.[12] He made his debut after signing on loan on 18 January 2011, in a 3–1 away win against Accrington Stanley.[13] He made his second debut after joining permanently in a 3–0 home win against Burton Albion on 1 February.[14] On 12 March, Grandison received the first red card of his career during a 5–0 loss to promotion rivals Torquay United.[15] He finished the campaign after making 15 appearances for Shrewsbury, including his three loan appearances.[16]

Grandison scored his first professional goal in the 2011–12 season. On 21 January 2012, he scored a late header to win the game as his side beat Southend United 2–1.[17] He helped Shrewsbury to promotion to the third tier of English football,[18] making 43 appearances during the season.[19]

Initially utilised at right-back by then manager Graham Turner, Grandison was increasingly used as a central defender in the 2012–13 season and was almost ever-present in the side until he picked up a pelvic injury in January 2013, making only one more appearance thereafter.[20]

Having failed to come to an agreement over a new contract in the close season, Grandison was released by Shrewsbury Town, although they were obliged to work with him until he fully recovered from long term injury.[21][22] However, having carried out his rehabilitation at the club and coming through 45-minutes of a reserve match against Port Vale unscathed, Grandison agreed to rejoin the club on 3 December 2013.[23] He agreed a deal until the end of the 2013–14 season with Shrewsbury holding the option for a further year.[24] He made his return to first-team action on 7 January 2014 as a substitute in Shrewsbury's 2–0 home defeat by Leyton Orient.[25]

Grandison playing for Shrewsbury Town in February 2015

Despite Shrewsbury suffering relegation back to League Two, both player and club opted to exercise their option to extend Grandison's contract to the end of the 2014–15 season on 13 May 2014.[26] Initially left out of the team by new manager Micky Mellon, Grandison made his first appearance of the season in a League Cup second round tie against Premier League side Leicester City on 26 August 2014, which Shrewsbury won 1–0.[27] Three weeks later, he scored his first senior goal in two years with the winner at home against Carlisle United.[28] Grandison helped Shrewsbury win promotion to League One for the second time in his career following a 1–0 win over Cheltenham Town on 25 April 2015.[29]

Grandison signed a one-year contract extension, funded by club chairman Roland Wycherley in August 2015,[30] but was released at the end of the season having made 150 league appearances for the club over six seasons.[31]

Colchester United[edit]

After leaving Shrewsbury in the summer of 2016, Grandison joined Colchester United on trial, where he impressed in Colchester's under-23 matches. He agreed to sign a contract until the end of the 2016–17 season on 22 December 2016.[32] After picking up a hip injury which ruled him out of contention for much of his time at the club, Grandison was released in March 2017, failing to make a first-team appearance for Colchester.[33]

Style of play[edit]

Grandison can perform in a variety of defensive positions - at right-back, centre-back or as a sweeper. Former Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner identified before the 2012–13 season:

He is known to regularly perform step overs during matches,[35] and also posting videos of himself singing onto social media, which established him as a cult figure amongst Shrewsbury supporters.[36]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 April 2016.
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
Coventry City 2008–09[37] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10[38] Championship 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
2010–11[16] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 5 0 1 0 2 0 8 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2010–11[16] League One 8 0 0 0 3[a] 0 11 0
Shrewsbury Town (loan)[b] 2010–11[16] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Shrewsbury Town 2010–11[16] League Two 10 0 0 0 2[c] 0 12 0
2011–12[19] League Two 38 2 1 0 3 0 1[a] 0 43 2
2012–13[39] League One 30 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 33 1
2013–14[40] League One 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2014–15[41] League Two 36 2 2 0 3 0 1[a] 0 42 2
2015–16[42] League One 19 0 4 0 2 0 2[a] 0 27 0
Total 147 5 8 0 9 0 7 0 171 5
Colchester United 2016–17[43] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 163 5 9 0 11 0 10 0 193 5
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Grandison initially arrived at Shrewsbury Town on loan from Coventry City on 14 January 2011, and transferred permanently on 31 January 2011. Soccerbase incorrectly states that his loan ran until the end of the 2010–11 season.[12]
  3. ^ Appearances in English Football League play-offs

Honours[edit]

Shrewsbury Town

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Coventry 2–3 Watford". BBC Sport. 25 April 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tranmere Rovers complete duo loan deal". BBC Sport. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Tranmere 1–1 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
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  10. ^ "Loan Player Update". Tranmere Rovers FC. 3 January 2011. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
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  12. ^ a b "Shrewsbury Town net Kelvin Lomax and Jermaine Grandison". BBC Sport. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Accrington Stanley 1–3 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Shrewsbury 3–0 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Torquay 5–0 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  16. ^ a b c d e "Games played by Jermaine Grandison in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Shrewsbury 2–1 Southend". BBC Sport. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
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  25. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 0–2 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
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  27. ^ "Jermaine Grandison fights for Shrews shirt". Shropshire Star. Telford. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  28. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 1–0 Carlisle United". BBC Sport. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  29. ^ a b "Cheltenham Town 0–1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  30. ^ "Shrewsbury: Club not daunted by step up, says Lawrence". BBC Sport. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  31. ^ "Town Announce Retain List". Shrewsbury Town FC. 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  32. ^ "Jermaine Grandison: Colchester United sign former Shrewsbury Town defender". BBC Sport. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016. 
  33. ^ Waldron, Jonathan (29 March 2017). "Jermaine Grandison has left Colchester United without making a competitive appearance". Daily Gazette. Colchester. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
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  35. ^ "More to come says Shrewsbury Town ace Jermaine Grandison". Shropshire Star. Telford. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  36. ^ "Town's cult hero Jermaine Grandison nets Twitter hit". Shropshire Star. Telford. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
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  38. ^ "Games played by Jermaine Grandison in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Jermaine Grandison in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Jermaine Grandison in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Jermaine Grandison in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Jermaine Grandison in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Jermaine Grandison in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 

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