Being named captain of the Under-18s at just 16 years of age speaks volumes about the ability and character of Jay.
A quiet, unassuming and well-spoken young man off the field, Mr Versatile is an athletic and extremely talented footballer on it. Jay’s intricate footwork, energy and powerful build ensure he is comfortable along the backline and midfield. And he is even partial to the odd goal.
He scored seven times in 39 appearances for both the Academy and Reserve teams last season – more appearances than any other young professional at the Club.
Off the back of his impressive campaign, Jay was rewarded with his first professional contract this summer.