A former Chelsea trainee Jay Richarson had a single season with Exeter City before moving into non-league football. During his time with the Grecians Jay was mainly deployed as a substitute.
Jay joined Chelsea as a trainee in 1996 and became a professional at the start of the 1997-98 season. After five years at Stamford Bridge, and without making a first-team appearance, he signed for Exeter City in July 2001.
Making his Grecians debut against Hull City on 11 August 2001 Jay was unable to win a regular place in the side and, of his 18 league appearances, 13 came as a substitute. His final appearance for the club was against Hartlepool on 20 April 2002.
Jay’s professional career proved to be over and he was to play for a succession of non-league clubs including Enfield, Crawley Town, Eastbourne Borough, Croydon Athletic, Carshalton Athletic, Molesey and Walton & Hersham.
League 18; Cups 1 (19)