Jake Thomson, who played international football for Trinidad and Tobago, played a single season for Exeter City after his release from Southampton. After leaving St James’ Park he moved to Kettering Town and remained in non-league football for the rest of his career.
Jake became a Southampton trainee in 2005, and after signing professional in 2007, made his first-team debut in August 2008 with his second appearance being at Exeter City in the League Cup. By this time he had represented England at under-17 level and, in all competitions, was to play eleven times for Southampton in 2008/09 with another half-a-dozen games on loan at AFC Bournemouth. After five more appearances at the start of 2009/10, Jake spent four months on loan at Torquay United ahead of his release from Southampton in May 2010.
Jake, now aged twenty-one, and having recently played for Trinidad and Tobago after switching allegiance, made a quick return to Devon to sign a one-year deal with Exeter City in July 2010. Making his debut against Colchester United in the opening game Jake was used spasmodically, and usually as a substitute, until the end of February 2011 when he joined Cheltenham Town on loan. Returning to City, Jake appeared in five games during April before his release from Exeter after a solitary season. Of his sixteen league appearances, fifteen were as a substitute and he failed to score for the club.
Jake then played in the Conference for Kettering Town, Forest Green Rovers (loan), Newport County and Lincoln (loan) over the next two seasons. He stayed at the same level for a while with Salisbury City in 2013/14 prior to appearing for a succession of lower-ranked South Coast teams including AFC Portchester, Bognor Regis Town, Havant and Waterlooville, Gosport Borough, Fareham Town, Horndean, AFC Stoneham and Brockenhurst.
As of 2022/23 Jake was back playing for AFC Stoneham in the Wessex League.
League 16 (15 as sub); Cups 2 (18)