Stockley, Jayden

Birth Date

10th October 1993

Birthplace

Poole, Dorset

Occupation

Striker

Biographical Text

Jayden rejoined Exeter City on August 31, 2017, having previously spent the second half of the 2015/16 season on loan at the club from Bournemouth.

Jayden had a successful first spell at the club, netting 10 goals in 21 appearances for the Grecians. That earned him a move north of the border to Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen where he scored six goals in 38 appearances for the Dons despite only making 12 starts for the club.

Jayden then decided his time was up at Pittodrie and rejoined City.

League Two's leading goalscorer Jayden Stockley is set to leave Exeter City.

The 25-year-old, who has scored 16 times in the fourth tier this season - has been the subject of intense speculation surrounding his future.

"As of 1 January several clubs have triggered a set fee release clause in Jayden Stockley's contract," an Exeter City statement read.

"Despite our best efforts to retain his services, Jayden is now free to speak to those clubs."

The League Two striker outscoring Kane and Salah
In mid-October Stockley had scored more goals that Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Tottenham's Harry Kane in 2018, although both players have since surpassed Stockley's total.

Stockley was Exeter's record signing when he joined the Grecians in August 2017 from Aberdeen for a fee of about £100,000.

He made his return to first team action for the Grecians in a 1-0 home win over Newport County AFC.

Exeter City striker Jayden Stockley was full of delight as the Grecians confirmed a 3-2 win over Oldham Athletic thanks to his first competive hat-trick in league football at Boundary Park. In December 2018.

The Grecians had fallen behind on two occasions, but some good attacking play involving the likes of Lee Holmes, Nicky Law and Jayden himself, saw to it that City would return to Devon with all three points.

After the win, Jayden said: “They came at us really fast in the first half and they’ve got good players that get it into the box fast, so credit to the boys for standing up and getting the three points, it was great to be a part of, when that final whistle went that’s the happiest, I’ve been on a football pitch.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling, it’s a strange one because I was talking to Jonno (Jonathan Forte) before the game about how I’ve never had a hat-trick and I normally miss a sitter when I’m on two goals.

“I’m so happy, the fact that we won, and it was 3-2, we got back into the game. It was a great feeling when that final whistle went and to contribute to such a good performance in the second half where we showed what sort of team we are. Lots of teams would cave in when we conceded straight away, it was a poor start from us, but we dug so deep and we started to pass.”

Jayden signed for Preston North End on the 2nd of January, after they activated a release clause, (along with a number of other clubs) the fee though undisclosed was widely reported to be £750 000.

Appearances

94

Goals

51

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