Jay, Matt

Birth Date

27th February 1996


Torbay, England



Biographical Text

Despite still being an Academy player at the time, Matt Jay was handed a first-team number for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie against Wycombe in September 2013 and debuted from the bench in that fixture.

Matt Jay, a product of Exeter City Academy, made 23 appearance in 2019/20 scoring eight goals.

The striker, known for his great technical ability and quick feet, has had two successful loan spells at Hayes & Yeading and Truro City. His first goal for City came in the EFL Trophy in August 2016 as he fired home a first-time shot against Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.

Matt continued his development as he netted his first league goal against Cambridge United in the 2017/18 season, and he managed to find the net four times in the 2018/19 campaign - three of which were contenders for goal of the season.
He scored his first league hatrick on the 6th of March 2021, at Home against Leyton Orient.

MJ's standout season came in 2020/21, as he took home all the awards after his 20 goal haul. He was awarded a place in two separate League Two Team of the Years, as well as winning Player of the Year and Player's Player of the Year in the club's awards. 

He was handed the captaincy by Matt Taylor for the 2021/22 season. 





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