On 1st September 2015 (Transfer Deadline Day) Norwich signed
West Ham United winger Matt Jarvis on a season long loan.
After an unsuccessful spell as a youth team player at Millwall,
Jarvis made the grade at Gillingham making his Football League
debut for the Kent-based team at the age of 17 on 4th November
2003 against Sunderland. He signed a three year professional contract
towards the end of the 2003/4 season.
n the 200405 season Jarvis became a regular in the Gillingham
first team, playing in 30 Football League matches, although he
was out of action for five weeks in January and February after
undergoing an operation on a hernia. Gillingham, however, were
relegated from the Football League Championship at the end of
the season. In the 200506 season he was again a regular,
and scored seven goals, his best season tally to date.
The following season saw Jarvis and Gillingham in a contract
impasse with enquiries for his services from Plymouth and Notts
Forest. He signed for Wolves in June 2007 after playing 122 games
for Gillingham, scoring 16 goals. Pre-season injuries delayed
his debut for Wolves until 20th October 2007 against Reading.
He becmae a first team regular and went on to make 175 appearances
for Wolves, scoring 21 goals. This included three seasons in the
Jarvis was called up to the England national squad in March 2011.
He made his debut as a substitute against Ghana in a friendly
at Wembley on 29th March 2011, coming on for Jack Wilshere in
the 70th minute of a 11 draw.
He submitted a transfer request in August 2012 and joined West
Ham for a reported, initial £7.5 million fee, rising to
£10.75 million. Jarvis made his debut for West Ham on 25th
August 2012 in a 30 away defeat to Swansea City. In his
first season, he attempted the most open-play crosses in the Premier
League, 171, and was successful with 42 of them, also the highest
in the Premier League.
At the time of his loan to Norwich, he had played 90 games for
West Ham, scoring six goals - this included eight games in the
2015/16 season including the wins over Arsenal and Liverpool.
However West Ham had acquired Michael Antonio and Victor Moses
on transfer deadline day.
Jarvis made his Norwich debut on 12th September 2015, starting
in the 3-1 home win over Bournemouth and scoring Norwich's third
Despite being injured at the end of October, Norwich announced on Christmas Eve 2015 that they had agreed a deal with West Ham to sign Jarvis permanently when the January 2016 transfer window ppens for £2.5million.
Jarvis made 19 appearances for City in 2015/16, scoring twice, as the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League. His last appearance being the season ending defeat to Everton.
Plagued by injuries, Jarvis didn't make a first team appearance for Norwich again. On 1st January 2019, Jarvis joined Walsall on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season replacing Josh Ginelly who joined Preston.
Jarvis was released by the Canaries on 21st May 2019 at the end of his contact.
Reports in January 2020 suggested that Jarvis had been trialling with Carlisle United. Swindon Town then offered Jarvis a trial period at the club with a view to signing the winger, but decided not to recruit him due to concerns over their budget. On 23rd January 2020 it was reported that he was close to joining National League side Woking subject to passing further fitness tests. He eventually signed for Woking and made his debut on 29th February 2020, scoring in a 2-0 win over Maidenhead.
He announced his retirement on 31st May 2021 having made 23 appearances for Woking scoring twice.