Jordan Moore-Taylor

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After graduating from the academy in 2012, Jordan Moore-Taylor initially struggled with City only winning once in his first eight games - a stat that would hamper any usual young defender. Luckily for City though, Jordan wasn’t a usual defender.In a league used to towering centre-halves, ‘JMT’ broke that mould and established his starting spot in City’s side, displacing the vastly experienced Pat Baldwin during the tough 2013/14 season. A first goal against Cheltenham cemented his popularity among City fans and he would have started the 2014/15 season as first choice had it not been for a freak injury in the summer. While Matt Oakley began the 2015/16 season as City’s skipper he was replaced by Jordan, a player 17 years his junior, for an FA Cup tie against Didcot Town. After leading the side out again against Premier League Liverpool in the famous 2-2 draw, Jordan was confirmed as City’s new permanent captain. His 30-yard thunderbolt strike against Doncaster in 2016 helped City confirm a spot in the League Two play-offs but unfortunately, Blackpool prevailed 2-1 in the final. The defender led his hometown side out at Wembley for the second time in 2017 but yet again, the Grecians lost in the play-off final and Jordan departed the club, moving to MK Dons. After finally being promoted from League Two with the Dons, Jordan left them in June 2020 to join Forest Green Rovers.