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JORDAN TILLSON
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  • JORDAN TILLSON
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UPDATED 12:06 9th May 2016

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Son of former Bristol Rovers’ defender Andy Tillson, Jordan moved from the Memorial Stadium to St James Park in the summer of 2012.  

He made his first-team debut for City as they won 2-0 away at Hartlepool United on the final day of the 2013/14 season. He started that game in defence, marking former Premier League striker Marlon Harewood. However, as his City career progresses, Tilly has found himself, more often than not, being deployed as a defensive midfielder. 

His crunching tackles in the centre of the park earned him praise from manager Paul Tisdale and his breakthrough season came in the 2015/16 campaign as he made 32 appearances for the first team and netted two goals, including a vital opening goal as the Grecians beat League One side Port Vale in the FA Cup to set up a money-spinning tie against Liverpool. 

Jordan made four appearances for the Grecians in August this year, but suffered a fractured ankle when goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik landed on him forcing him to miss the next three months of the season.