year old Blackburn goalkeeper Jake Kean signed for Norwich on 1st
August 2015 as cover for John Ruddy and
Declan Rudd. Kean had made
44 appearances for Blackburn
Kean began his career at hometown club Derby before moving to Blackburn
at the end of the 2008/09 season. He had loan spells at Hartlepool
(19 appearances), Rochdale (14 appearances), Yeovil (5 appearances)
and Oldham (11 appearances) before becoming Rovers' first choice
keeper in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons before picking up a knee
injury. He was capped by England at Under-20 level in February 2011,
playing in a 2-1 defeat to France.
On 7th January 2016, he was loaned to Colchester on a 28 day loan. "It was either come here and play some games or stay and play a couple of reserve-team games," said Kean. "Every player that works Monday to Friday wants to play.My time at Norwich so far has been absolutely brilliant, there's a great bunch of lads and staff there. I've really enjoyed working with (goalkeeping coach) Dean Kiely and he's been good enough to let me come here." He made five appearances before returning to Norwich,
On 14th April 2016, he was loaned to Swindon on an initial seven-day emergency loan after Swindon received special Football League dispensation as both the League One club's senior stoppers, Lawrence Vigouroux and Tyrell Belford, are sidelined with injuries.
He left Norwich by mutual consent on 18th July 2016 and signed for Sheffield Wednesday the same day.
Kean was loaned to Mansfield on 31st December 2016 until the end of the 2016/17 season. He made 21 appearances for the Stags.
On 5th January 2018, he was loaned to Grimsby until the end of the 2017/18 season. He made three appearances for Grimsby. At the end of the season, he was released by Wednesday on 8th May 2018.
Kean then joined Shrewsbury on a summer 2018 training camp in July 2018.
On 14th December 2018, Kean returned to Mansfield signing a month long contract following injury to first choice keeper Bobby Olejnik. His contract was not renewed and he left the club in January 2019.