Jake Thomson

Jake Thomson is an English midfielder who was born in Portsmouth on 12th May 1989. Thomson is of Trinidadian descent, and has represented Trinidad and Tobago at Under 20 level, despite previously playing for England's Under 17 side. Thomson began his career at Southampton in 2005, and made his first team debut on August 9th 2008 in a 2-1 defeat at Cardiff. Thomson initially showed promise, but soon looked out of his depth in The Championship. The youngster was loaned to Bournemouth in January 2009, and scored in his second appearance for the club on 24th January against Wycombe. Thomson returned to Saints in February, but had a nightmare time in the unfamiliar position of right back. The youngster was torn to pieces against Charlton on 4th April.

Thomson made five appearances for Saints at the start of 2009/10, but after a number of new players were brought to the club, the midfielder was relegated to the reserves. Jake did however make his full international debut for Trinidad and Tobago on 10th October, in a World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica. On 27th October he was loaned to Torquay, and played for The Gulls 18 times. Thomson was released from Southampton on 15th May 2010.

Thomson signed for League 1 side Exeter on 1st July 2010. Jake struggled to make any real impact at St James Park, and was limited to just 18 appearances for the club in 2010/11. He was loaned to Cheltenham on 25th February 2011, and scored a goal on his home debut against Stockport.

On 16th August 2011 Thomson signed for Conference side Kettering on a one year deal. Earlier in the summer he had an unsuccesful trial at Southend