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Jay Simpson

Jay-Alistaire Frederick "Jay" Simpson (born 1 December 1988) is an English association football who plays for Hull City A.F.C. as a forward (association football) or midfielder Winger. Jay Simpson is a product of the Arsenal F.C. Arsenal F.C. Academy.

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Jay Simpson biography


Jay-Alistaire Frederick "Jay" Simpson (born 1 December 1988) is an English association football who plays for Hull City A.F.C. as a forward (association football) or midfielder Winger. Jay Simpson is a product of the Arsenal F.C. Arsenal F.C. Academy.

Club career

Arsenal

Born in, London Borough of Enfield, London, Simpson was with Norwich City F.C. before Jay Simpson joined Arsenal F.C. at the age of nine, and played in an under-18s game at just 13 years of age. Jay Simpson featured prominently for Arsenal's Arsenal F.C. Reserves whilst at school at Islington Arts and Media School, and was on the bench for the first team's Football League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion F.C. on 24 October 2006, but did not play. On 19 February 2007, Jay Simpson made history by becoming the first player ever to score a hat-trick at the Emirates Stadium, for Arsenal's under-18 side in an FA Youth Cup match against Cardiff City F.C., in a 3–2 win.

Millwall loan

In August 2007 Jay Simpson was loan (association football) from Arsenal to Millwall F.C., for whom Jay Simpson made Jay Simpson first team debut as a substitute in a League One match on 1 September 2007, a 2–1 defeat to Huddersfield Town F.C.. Jay Simpson scored Jay Simpson first goal in a 3–2 loss to Swansea City A.F.C. in the first round of the Southern Section of the Football League Trophy on 4 September 2007, and Jay Simpson first league goal in a 2–1 defeat to Swindon Town F.C. on 29 September 2007. Jay Simpson loan was due to expire on 1 January 2008, but was later extended to the end of the season. Simpson scored eight goals in 44 appearances for Millwall and won the Professional Footballers' Association Fans' League One player of the year award for 2008.

Simpson thanked Millwall for giving Jay Simpson the chance to improve Jay Simpson game, stating "Going to Millwall was the best decision I have ever made. Playing regularly in the first team really developed my game. It helped me grow as a player and I made a lot of good friends. It did me the world of good. The Millwall fans were really good to me – and I appreciated their support." Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger stated that Jay Simpson believed Simpson had a future at Arsenal by stating "At the moment it is too early to say if Jay Simpson Jay Simpson has a future, but I think so yes. Jay Simpson has done extremely well and has scored goals. I always thought Jay was a very good player and the fact Jay Simpson can get good experience at Millwall makes us all happy, because Jay Simpson is not only a good player but a very nice boy."

Return to Arsenal

Simpson made Jay Simpson Arsenal first team debut in a 6–0 win over Sheffield United F.C. in the League Cup, coming on as a substitute for Nicklas Bendtner in the 71st minute. Jay Simpson scored Jay Simpson first two senior Arsenal goals in the League Cup home match against Wigan Athletic F.C. on 11 November 2008, in what was Jay Simpson first senior start for the club. Jay Simpson made Jay Simpson Albion debut on 3 January 2009, coming on as a half-time substitute for Robert Koren in a 1–1 draw with Peterborough United F.C. in the FA Cup third round. Jay Simpson scored Jay Simpson first goal for West Bromwich Albion on 13 January 2009, in the FA Cup third round replay against Peterborough.
Jay Simpson first Premier League goal was scored on 31 January 2009 in the 2–2 draw against Hull City A.F.C..

Queens Park Rangers loan

In August 2009 Jay Simpson joined Queens Park Rangers F.C. on a season-long loan, making Jay Simpson debut in a 1–0 away win at Scunthorpe United. Jay Simpson third game for QPR was against Cardiff City F.C., at the Cardiff City Stadium, and Jay Simpson went on to score a first-half brace. Jay Simpson scored Jay Simpson third QPR goal in a 5–2 win over Barnsley F.C. on 26 September 2009.

Hull City

On 19 August 2010, Simpson signed a three-year contract with Championship team Hull City A.F.C.. Jay Simpson made Jay Simpson debut after starting in a 0–0 with Watford F.C. on 21 August.
Jay Simpson first goals for the club came on 18 December 2010 where Jay Simpson scored both goals against Bristol City F.C. which resulted in a 2–0 win for Hull City A.F.C.. Jay Simpson was also named Man of the Match. After spending over a month as an unused sub, Jay Simpson made Jay Simpson return coming on as a replacement for Tijani Belaid, and scoring Jay Simpson 5th goal of the season in the 1–1 away draw at Ipswich Town F.C..

Return to Millwall on loan

Simpson signed again for Millwall F.C. on loan, on transfer deadline day, 31 August 2011. playing for The Lions until January 2012.

International career

Jay Simpson has been capped for the England national under-17 football team, England national under-18 football team, England national under-19 football team and England national under-21 football team.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Simpson

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