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Biography

Date of birth

27/02/1996

Height

178 cm

Signed

01/07/2013

Country

England

Sponsors: If you would like to sponsor Jay for the 2019/20 season please contact operations manager Andy Gillard via email andy.gillard@ecfc.co.uk

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Matt Jay, a product of Exeter City Academy, made 22 appearances for the Grecians in the 2017/18 season and netted his first league goal for the club in a 3-2 win away at Cambridge United.  

Despite still being an academy player, Matt was handed his first-team debut in a Football League Trophy tie against Wycombe in September 2013. He would go on to make a further two appearances that season and another three the following campaign.  

The striker, known for his great technical ability and quick feet, has had two successful loan spells at Hayes & Yeading and Truro City. He scored 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. He would also set up the second goal for the Grecians in that match. 

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.

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