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Matt Jarvis

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Norwich Career: 2015- (initially on loan from West Ham United)  (19 appearances, 2 goals)
Current Club: Walsall (on loan from Norwich City)
Date of Birth: 22/5/1986 (London)
Nationality: English

Biography

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 2004–05 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 2005–06 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 Premier League.

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 1–1 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 3–0 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 goal.

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.


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