|Full name Jak McCourt|
2013– Leicester City
Name Jak McCourt
|Playing position |
|Date of birth (1995-07-06) 6 July 1995 (age 20)|
Current team Port Vale F.C. (#25 / Midfielder)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
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Jak McCourt (born 6 July 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays for EFL League Two club Chesterfield.
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- Leicester City
- Northampton Town
- Style of play
- Career statistics
He began his career with Leicester City. McCourt spent part of the 2013–14 season on loan at Torquay United and then September 2015 on loan at Port Vale, before being sold to Barnsley in January 2016. An unused substitute in the club's victorious 2016 League One play-off final, he was released by Barnsley in June 2016, and subsequently joined Northampton Town. He was released by Northampton in July 2017 by mutual agreement, and subsequently joined Chesterfield.
Jak mccourt on joining northampton town
McCourt began his career with Leicester City and signed a professional contract with the "Foxes" in May 2013. On 11 October 2013, he joined League Two side Torquay United on loan for a month. He made his professional debut the next day in a 3–2 to Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park. On 9 December, McCourt's loan was extended by Torquay United until 4 January 2014. He returned to the King Power Stadium after making 12 appearances in all competitions for Alan Knill's "Gulls". The player signed a new one-year contact with Leicester City in June 2014.
McCourt joined League One side Port Vale on a one-month loan deal on 28 August 2015. Manager Rob Page said he made the signing as cover for the injured Michael Brown, who was the "Valiants" central midfield option on the bench. He started one Football League Trophy game and made two substitute appearances in the league.
McCourt was sold to League One club Barnsley for an undisclosed fee in January 2016; he signed a contract running until the end of the 2015–16 season. He played two games for Barnsley, both as substitute appearances from the bench, and was an unused substitute for the play-off final victory over Millwall at Wembley Stadium on 29 May. He was then released by the club upon the expiry of his contract in June.
In June 2016, McCourt signed a two-year contract with League One club Northampton Town, in a move that reunited him with his former Port Vale boss Rob Page. However, he picked up a shoulder injury in pre-season training, which required surgery and an enforced two-month absence. He scored his first senior goal in a 1–1 draw with Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park on 8 October. He received his first sending off seven days later after picking up two yellow cards in a 3–1 defeat to Millwall at Sixfields Stadium. He was transfer-listed by new manager Justin Edinburgh in May 2017 after falling out of the first team in the second half of the 2016–17 season.
McCourt negotiated his release from Northampton and joined newly relegated League Two side Chesterfield on a two-year deal in July 2017.
Style of play
McCourt is an athletic central midfielder with good passing skills.
Career statisticsAs of match played 12 September 2017.