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Jake Kean

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Norwich Career: 2015-2016
Current Club: Mansfield (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday)
Date of Birth: 04/01/1991 (Derby) 
Nationality: English

Biography

24 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.


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