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23Jordan Goddard
Full nameJordan Lee Goddard
NationalityEng England
Rovers apps (goals)a0 (0)
PositionMidfielder
Date of birth9 September 1993
in Wolverhampton
Height
Joined
11 November 2011 from youth team


Senior clubs
Bristol Rovers
Gloucester City
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 4/07/2013

Defender Jordan Goddard officially joined the professional ranks at the club when he was awarded his first contract in summer 2012, however he had already made a first team appearance by this point. As a second year scholar he was drafted into the first team squad for the FA Cup match against Corby Town on 12 November 2011 to provide cover on the bench due to an extensive injury list among the first team players.

He made his senior debut as a substitute late in the game, which ended in a 3–1 victory for The Pirates. According to the Press Association, Goddard was brought on 2 minutes and 7 seconds into injury time at the end of the match, just 86 seconds before the final whistle. He was involved in controversy after the match when a Corby Fan claimed that Goddard had urinated at the side of the pitch shortly before half time, sparking an investigation by the club.

The following season saw him loaned out to Gloucester City in order to gain some first team experience, where he played twelve times, scoring twice.

CareerEdit

Jordan began his two-year scholarship with Rovers in September 2010, studying at St Brendan's Sixth Form College while playing for the Rovers under-18 side, earning a spot in the senior squad in 2012.

He was sent out initially on a month-long loan, later extended to a second month, to Gloucester City at the beginning of October 2012, along with teammate and fellow first-year professional Mitch Harding. Both men made an immediate impact on The Tigers, both scoring on their debut for the club.

The pair were recalled by Rovers early at Gloucester's request due to The Tigers having a spell of seventeen days without a match. The maximum length of loan permitted by league rules was 93 days, so manager David Mehew decided it was sensible to cancel the loans, allowing them to return for longer than would otherwise have been possible later on in the season.

He returned for his second spell at Gloucester on 5 December 2012 and played a further five times, bringing his total up to eight league appearances for the season (twelve in all competitions) and two goals.

Career statsEdit

SeasonClubLeague
AppsGoals
2011–12Bristol Rovers 00
2012–13Bristol Rovers 00
2012–13Gloucester City (loan)31
2012–13Gloucester City (loan)51

Record against RoversEdit

Jordan has never played a competitive first team match against Bristol Rovers.

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