Rees, Jason

Birth Date

2nd December 1969

Birthplace

Aberdare, Glamorgan

Occupation

Midfielder

Biographical Text

Jason Rees, who appeared once for Wales, initially played for Exeter City when on loan from Portsmouth in 1997. He later returned to St James’ Park, via Cambridge United, to make over a hundred league and cup appearances before joining Torquay United in 2000. 

A trainee with Luton Town, Jason was given a professional contract in July 1988 and appeared in 82 league matches for the Hatters over the following six years. Having already represented Wales Schools, Jason made appearances for Wales at youth, under-21 and B level before making his solitary full international appearance against Austria in 1992. Prior to his transfer to Portsmouth in July 1994, Jason had also enjoyed a loan spell with Mansfield Town. 

Jason clocked-up forty league outings during his first two seasons for Pompey but then, having not appeared  for the first-team since August 1996, found himself loaned to Exeter City in January 1997. Making his debut at Leyton Orient, Jason played in seven consecutive matches before returning to Portsmouth from where he was given a free transfer in August 1997. He then spent a season with Cambridge United adding 20 league games to his tally.

Jason then signed permanently for Exeter City in July 1998 and, starting with the game at Swansea City on 8 August, appeared 51 times in all competitions during 1998/99 with his only goal coming at Carlisle on 2 January. He then took part in 54 league and cup games during the following season, netting four times in the league, ahead of being released in May 2000.

Jason had an unsuccessful trial with Cheltenham Town but, after several months playing  for Tiverton Town, returned to the Football League with Torquay United in December 2000. Thereafter he returned to Tiverton Town in July 2002 before subsequently appearing for Taunton Town, Exeter Civil Service (two spells; the second as manager) and Ottery St Mary.

Appearances

Exeter City

League 94; Cups 18 (112)

Goals

League 5

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