Jason Minett made over a hundred league appearances for Exeter City in two spells. Signing from Norwich City, where he started his career, he made most of his appearances for the Grecians during his first period with the club before returning after eighteen months with Lincoln City.
Jason joined Norwich City as a trainee in 1987 and, although he represented England at youth level, found his first-team opportunities were limited once he had made his debut in September 1990. Not helped by a series of injuries, Jason made just three substitute appearances in the league whilst at Carrow Road and was allowed to move to Exeter City in March 1993.
Arriving at St James’ Park aged 21, Jason made his debut in the defeat on 20 March 1993 as the Grecians saw out the season in 19th place, Appearing in a healthy number of games in each of the two subsequent seasons Jason found himself in a team that was firstly relegated before finishing at the foot of the division below. Having made 88 league appearances in teams selected by Alan Ball, and then Terry Cooper, Jason moved closer to home when he signed for Lincoln City in July 1995.
Remaining at Sincil Bank for two seasons, Jason played in around two-thirds of Lincoln’s games and scored five times before returning to Exeter in January 1997. Reappearing against Brighton on 11 February, Jason played in nine of that season’s remaining games before making just eight first-team appearances in 1997/98.
Leaving St James’ Park in May 1998, Jason’s Football League career was over as he approached his 27th birthday although he was to play plenty of Conference football with Doncaster Rovers and then Boston United, where he was to break a leg, ahead of spells with King’s Lynn, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Grantham Town, Lincoln United and Grantham (again) before he retired from football in June 2008. He later became an accountancy technician before working as an accounts analyst in Lincoln.
Appearances as Substitute
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