Storey, Jordan

Birth Date

2nd September 1997

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

Jordan is a tall central defender who made his debut for Exeter City in their 4-2 defeat to Oxford United in the 2016/17 Checkatrade Trophy.

Jordan made his Football League debut as a substitute away to Mansfield on 28 October 2017 and his first football league start in the top of the table clash at Luton Town on the 3rd February 2018.

Jordan made 17 first team appearances for the Grecians in 2017/18. starting away at Mansfield Town on October 28 where the youngster came on as an 89th-minute substitute for Reuben Reid and almost scored the winner with his first touch of the ball. Jordan netted twice for Exeter City. He scored the only goal of the game away at Port Vale as the Grecians ended a run of three matches without a victory and then he headed home in the 81st-minute at St James Park as City recorded a 2-1 win over Cheltenham Town on Easter Monday.

Jordan played all 289 minutes of Exeter City’s SkyBet League Two play-off campaign last season. He put in two sterling performances against Lincoln City as the Grecians held Danny Cowley’s side to a 0-0 draw at Sincil Bank before beating them 3-1 in the second leg at St James Park. Jordan also impressed at Wembley Stadium in the final despite City falling to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Coventry City.

He joined Championship side Preston North End for an undisclosed fee on the 12th June 2018,

The club made the following statement.

"The youngster, another product of Exeter City’s Academy, has secured the move after rising to prominence in the second half of last season with a number of superb performances as the Grecians booked their place in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final for the second season in succession.

Exeter City chairman Julian Tagg, said: “We are delighted for Jordan. Despite his limited number of appearances for Exeter, he made rapid progress last season.
“His excellent performances at the heart of our defence is testament to the fantastic background work of our club’s academy, which continues to produce talented and well-rounded young footballers, as well as the excellent efforts of the football management staff and Jordan himself in making the transition to become an integral part of our first team squad.

“Moments like this are always bittersweet as we would have loved to have kept Jordan and watched him develop further with Exeter City, but the need to be realistic about an offer as substantial as this was one we felt – when considering the long-term prospects of the club – needed to be accepted.

“Both the football management and the club board were unanimous in the decision that this was both the right deal for the player and for the club.”

He started last season on loan at Dorchester Town and manager Matt Taylor said that this move shows the benefit of the loan system as Jordan got valuable first-team experience at non-league level before breaking into the Grecians starting XI.

Matt added that Jordan must take a lot of credit for how he has approached his football over the past 18 months with him coming to training every day with a willingness to learn and a desire to improve.

“The transfer is testament to Jordan’s hard work,” said Matt. “Eighteen months ago he was very much at a crossroads in his career but he has knuckled down and worked hard. He has really worked at his game and every day he has come in with a mindset to improve.

“His physical attributes will mean that he can play at the highest possible level and if he keeps on learning and developing as a centre-half, with the same desire and effort that he has shown at Exeter, then we have got every confidence that he will go on to do himself and our club proud."

Appearances

17

Appearances as Substitute

1

Goals

2

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