Jordan Cook

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Jordan Cook
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Cook with Walsall in 2011
Personal information
Full name Jordan Alan Cook[1]
Date of birth (1990-03-20) 20 March 1990 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Hetton-le-Hole, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Luton Town
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Sunderland 3 (0)
2009–2010 Darlington (loan) 5 (0)
2011 Walsall (loan) 8 (1)
2012 Carlisle United (loan) 14 (4)
2012–2014 Charlton Athletic 10 (0)
2013 Yeovil Town (loan) 1 (0)
2014–2016 Walsall 66 (8)
2016– Luton Town 33 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:50, 21 March 2017 (UTC).

Jordan Alan Cook (born 20 March 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for League Two club Luton Town.

Career[edit]

Sunderland[edit]

Born in Hetton-le-Hole, Tyne and Wear,[1] Cook began his career with Sunderland, having progressed through the club's youth system and signed his first professional contract on 30 May 2008.[2] He made his Sunderland debut on 26 December 2010 after coming on as an 82nd-minute substitute for Steed Malbranque in a 2–0 defeat away to Manchester United.[3] Cook replaced Nedum Onuoha as an 87th-minute substitute to make his home debut in a 4–2 defeat to Chelsea on 1 February 2011,[4] but did not feature again until the final match of the 2010–11 season, a 3–0 win away to West Ham United as a 72nd-minute substitute for Asamoah Gyan.[5] After failing to make an appearance for Sunderland in 2011–12,[6] it was announced that Cook was amongst nine players released by the club.[7]

Loan spells[edit]

Darlington[edit]

Cook joined League Two club Darlington on loan on 18 August 2009,[8] before making his debut in a 1–0 defeat at home to Crewe Alexandra on the same day, but was replaced after 58 minutes by Jeff Smith.[9] His loan spell with Darlington was cut short after sustaining cruciate knee ligament damage.[10]

Walsall[edit]

On 24 March 2011, Cook signed for League One club Walsall on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season,[11] before making his debut a day later in a 1–1 draw with Milton Keynes Dons.[12] He scored one goal during his loan spell in a 3–2 win at home to Brentford,[13][14] and went on to make eight appearances for Walsall.[15]

Carlisle United[edit]

Cook joined Carlisle United on 16 January 2012 on a one-month loan deal.[16] After making four appearances during his initial loan deal, Cook's loan spell was extended by a further month until 10 March.[17] He completed his second loan spell by scoring Carlisle's first goal in a 4–1 win at home to Bury,[18] before returning to the club for a third loan spell on 22 March.[19] However, under the emergency loan rule, Cook's loan would expire after the penultimate match of the season against Exeter City.[20] Five days later, Cook scored a brace to help Carlisle come from behind to secure a 2–1 win away to Milton Keynes Dons.[21] He went on to complete his emergency loan with 14 appearances and four goals.[6]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Cook signed a two-year contract with newly promoted Championship club Charlton Athletic on 9 July 2012.[22] He made his debut in a 1–1 draw with Leyton Orient in the League Cup first round on 14 August,[23] before making his league debut for Charlton in another 1–1 draw with Birmingham City four days later as a 77th-minute substitute for Bradley Wright-Phillips.[24] He made six further league appearances and one FA Cup appearance in 2012–13.[25] Cook began the 2013–14 season by being named in the starting lineup as Charlton defeated Oxford United 4–0 in the League Cup first round.[26] However, his first-team opportunities were limited, as he went on to make just three league appearances and one FA Cup appearance.[27]

On 22 May 2014, it was announced Cook would be released following the expiration of his Charlton contract.[28]

Yeovil Town (loan)[edit]

On 18 March 2013, Cook joined League One club Yeovil Town on a one-month loan deal.[29] One day later, he made his debut as a 61st-minute substitute for Gavin Williams in a 2–0 defeat at home to Swindon Town.[30] However, a knee injury meant he returned to parent club Charlton for treatment and made no further appearances for Yeovil.[31]

Return to Walsall[edit]

On 7 July 2014, Cook returned to League One club Walsall and signed a two-year contract, having previously been on loan with the club for two months during 2011.[32] He made his first appearance since his return in a 1–1 draw with Bristol City on 4 October, coming on as a 34th-minute substitute for the injured Tom Bradshaw.[33] One week later, he scored the opening goal, his first since April 2012 in a 2–1 defeat away to Oldham Athletic.[34][35] Cook scored a brace to help Walsall come from behind to secure a 3–1 win at home to Barnsley on 13 December.[36] He scored his fourth goal of the season on 7 February 2015 during a 2–0 win away to Doncaster Rovers after only three minutes.[37] On 14 April, Cook came off the bench as a 72nd-minute substitute for Tom Bradshaw to score his fifth goal of the season in stoppage time during a 5–0 win at home to Crawley Town.[38] Cook also featured in every Football League Trophy match,[39] which saw Walsall reach the final of the competition, only to be defeated 2–0 by Bristol City at Wembley Stadium on 22 March.[40] He finished the 2014–15 season with 39 appearances in all competitions.[39]

Cook was named in the starting lineup for a 1–1 draw with Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the 2015–16 season, but was replaced in the 66th-minute by Milan Lalkovič.[41] Thereafter, he assumed the role of a substitute, making 36 of his 44 appearances from the bench.[42] However, he scored three times including a 93rd-minute goal, Walsall's third in a 3–1 win away to Shrewsbury Town,[43] prior to a brace in a 2–0 win at home to Port Vale, after coming on as a 60th-minute substitute for Kieron Morris.[44] His contributions helped Walsall to qualify for the play-offs after a third-place finish in League One.[45] Cook featured in both semi-final legs as a substitute, scoring a late consolation goal in the second leg as Walsall lost 3–1 to Barnsley and 6–1 on aggregate.[46]

Luton Town[edit]

On 5 July 2016, Cook signed a two-year contract with League Two club Luton Town after rejecting a new contract with Walsall.[47] He made his Luton debut on the opening day of the 2016–17 season in a 3–0 win away to Plymouth Argyle.[48] Cook scored his first goal for the club in a 4–1 win at home to Wycombe Wanderers on 3 September.[49]

Career statistics[edit]

Cook training with Sunderland in 2011
As of match played 21 March 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
Sunderland 2009–10[50] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[15] Premier League 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12[6] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Darlington (loan) 2009–10[50] League Two 5 0 5 0
Walsall (loan) 2010–11[15] League One 8 1 8 1
Carlisle United (loan) 2011–12[6] League One 14 4 14 4
Charlton Athletic 2012–13[25] Championship 7 0 1 0 1 0 9 0
2013–14[27] Championship 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
Total 10 0 2 0 2 0 14 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2012–13[25] League One 1 0 1 0
Walsall 2014–15[39] League One 32 5 1 0 0 0 6[a] 0 39 5
2015–16[42] League One 34 3 4 0 3 0 3[b] 1 44 4
Total 66 8 5 0 3 0 9 1 83 9
Luton Town 2016–17[51] League Two 33 3 2 0 1 0 3[c] 1 39 4
Career total 140 16 9 0 6 0 12 2 167 18
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two appearances and one goal in League One play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

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  44. ^ "Walsall 2–0 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 20 December 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
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