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Jamie VINCENT

After failing to make a first team appearance whilst on a short term contract at Yeovil, mostly due to injury, Dennis Wise signed left back Vincent on a year's contract in July 2006, and he made his debut for the Town on the opening day of the season in a hard-fought 1-0 win at Hartlepool. After starting the Town's first five games, a calf injury forced Vincent out of the team at the end of August, and though he won his place back during September, a hamstring injury then sidelined him again early in November.

By the time he returned to action, new manager Paul Sturrock had taken over, and initially he seemed to prefer Andy Nicholas in the left back slot. After declaring that Vincent was one of only a few players that he had yet to see in action, Sturrock gave Vincent his chance in the top-of-the-table clash at Walsall, after a defeat at Mansfield prompted him to make changes. The Town won the game 2-0, and Vincent kept his place in the side until mid-January, when a fractured cheekbone sustained after a clash of heads in a win over Wrexham sidelined him for a month. His return in February coincided with an injury to captain Ady Williams - and Vincent found himself being utilised as a central defender - a position in which he arguably performed better than in his usual full back role. At first, Vincent vied for the position with loan signing Ashley Westwood, but eventually he made the position his own, being named as stand-in skipper for the remaining games of the season, as the Town secured promotion to League One.

Vincent returned to the left-back slot for the majority of the 2007/08 season, only reverting back to centre when cover was required for the usual pairing of Jerel Ifil and captain Hasney Aljofree. Vice-captain Vincent missed just one prolonged spell during the campaign, when a calf injury sustained against Gillingham in October kept him out until the Christmas period. At the season's end, Vincent signed a one year extension to his contract.

A niggling knee injury kept Vincent out of the start of the following season - and after many attempts to return in the reserves, it wasn't until September that he was diagnosed with a torn cartilage. After surgery, Vincent was expected to return to action in November, but the knee took longer than expected to heal. In the meantime, no fewer than five different players were tried out in the troublesome left back position - even so, it was a surprise when new manager Danny Wilson thrust Vincent straight back into the starting eleven at the end of January, despite having only player forty-five minutes of reserve team football the previous week. Vincent himself had said that he was a long way off a return to the first team just days previously, and admitted that he was as shocked as anyone at his inclusion for the match with Walsall, in which he lasted seventy minutes before being replaced.

With the Town remaining unbeaten in the first five games of his comeback, Vincent certainly seemed to add much needed experience to the defence, and he remained in the side until mid-March, when a thigh injury saw him retire from a match against Hereford, and out of the side for two weeks. Though Vincent didn't feature again for the final three matches of the season, it was widely expected that he would be offered a new deal - then, on the eve of the day that Wilson was informing players of his contract decisions, Vincent was arrested on suspicion of a serious assault on a woman on a drunken night out. The following day, Vincent was released from the club, with chairman Andrew Fitton commenting that his players needed to show self-discipline.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'08/'09 18 - - - - - - - 18 -
'07/'08 32 - 2 - - - - - 34 -
'06/'07 34 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 37 -
TOTAL 84 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 89 -


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
1 JUL 2006 IN Yeovil Town
(unattached)
5 MAY 2009 OUT (released)
Walsall


full name

Jamie Roy Vincent


 ENGLAND

date of birth
18 June 1975


             
             
             
             
         
             

usual positions
left back

other positions
central defence

youth career
Wimbledon

senior career
Crystal Palace
AFC Bournemouth (loan)
AFC Bournemouth
Huddersfield Town
Portsmouth
Walsall (loan)
Derby County
Millwall (loan)
Yeovil Town
Millwall (loan)
SWINDON TOWN
Walsall
Aldershot Town
Didcot Town