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Jordan moved 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 being deployed as a defensive midfielder.
His crunching tackles in the centre of the park earned him plenty of praise from supporters. 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 2016, before suffering a fractured ankle forced him to miss the next three months of the season.
However, he still managed to play a crucial role in City’s promotion hunt as he came back into the side as City went on 12-game unbeaten run in the winter and helped them qualify for the Sky Bet League Two play-off final.
Last season, Tilly was a crucial member of the City team, making 44 appearances in central midfield as the Grecians made it to the League Two play-off final for the second season in succession.