Jack Stacey had a season on loan from Reading. A defender, Jack’s only goal for Exeter won a play-off semi-final. He went on to play for Luton and appear in the Premier League with AFC Bournemouth.
Jack joined Reading’s academy as an 8-year-old in 2004 and became a scholar/trainee when he left school in 2012. He signed a professional contract in December 2013 and made his debut on 16 August 2014 coming on as a late substitute for future Grecian Jake Taylor. During 2015/16 Jack went on loan twice: firstly to Barnet; then Carlisle.
By the start of 2106/17 Jack, now contracted to Reading until 2019, had appeared in 17 professional games: 6 for Reading, 2 for Barnet; 9 for Carlisle. With Reading seeking a longer placement for Jack, he moved to Exeter City in August 2016 with the initial agreement subsequently extended to encompass the whole season.
Jack made his City debut on 3 September 2016 against Colchester and featured in the squad throughout the season playing 34 league games in the regular season, plus an FA Cup tie, as the Grecians qualified for the play-offs. With the play-off semi-final against Carlisle level at 5-5 on aggregate well into stoppage time, Jack took City through to the final courtesy of a 20-yard screamer. It was his only goal in City’s colours.
Weeks after playing for City at Wembley, Reading allowed Jack to move to Luton for an undisclosed fee. Jack had two highly-successful seasons at Kenilworth Road playing 86 league games as the club won promotion in each season. The second success triggered a release clause in his contract and, with Jack now a sought-after talent, he signed for Premier League Bournemouth in July 2019 for a reported £4 million sum. Jack played nineteen Premier League games before Bournemouth were relegated in May 2020. The Cherries spent two seasons in the Championship winning promotion again in 2022. During this time Jack played fifty-seven league matches and continued to feature in the Premier League in 2022/23 but on a less regular basis than in the Championship.
After ninety-eight first-team appearances for Bournemouth, Jack signed for Norwich City in June 2023.