Date: 21st April 2016 at 5:36pm
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Name: Jayden Stockley
Position: Striker
At the club since: 2009

wePhoto: Kieran Clarke

Stockley made his first-team debut under current boss Howe against Northampton Town back in October 2009 – Photo: Kieran Clarke / Offside.

Having also graduated through AFC Bournemouth’s youth academy ranks, forward Jayden Stockley is the Cherries’ current longest-serving player.

The 22-year-old; who was born in Poole, has made 20 first-team appearances since breaking through nearly seven years ago, scoring two goals and providing one assist – although his last outing for Bournemouth came back in March 2012 when he featured for 45 minutes during the club’s 1-0 defeat to Oldham Athletic in League One.

Stockley was thrown into the deep end during the beginning of his Bournemouth career, with manager Eddie Howe calling the youngster up at the age of just 15-years-old to feature for the Cherries as a substitute against Burton Albion in September 2009 following the south coast outfit’s ongoing financial problems.

Boss Howe had to get permission from Stockley’s school to miss a GCSE maths lesson and travel with the first-team squad!

During his time with Bournemouth; Stockley has been loaned out to NINE different football clubs – Dorchester Town, Accrington Stanley, Woking, Leyton Orient, Torquay United, Cambridge United, Luton Town, Portsmouth and is currently playing for Exeter City.

He has scored an impressive eight goals in 17 games for the Grecians.

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