Reports suggest that Michael Jacobs is about to sign for Wigan Athletic from Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jacobs is a 23 year old winger who will add another dimension to Gary Caldwell’s evolving squad.
Jacobs was born in Rothwell in Northamptonshire and played in the Northampton Town youth system. He made his senior team debut as a 17 year old in October 2009 in a Football League Trophy match against Bournemouth. In February 2010 he was loaned out to Nuneaton Town for a month, making four appearances. In 2010-11 Jacobs became a regular in the Cobblers’ lineup, scoring eight goals and being named “Player of the Season”. He was playing alongside Billy Mckay. Jacobs remained a regular the following season when he scored 7 goals. He was to make 87 appearances for Northampton by the time he ran down his contract in June 2012.
In July 2012 he moved to Derby County after the clubs agreed a fee of £400,000 in compensation for the signing of a player who was under 24. Jacobs struggled to find a regular place in the starting lineup, often employed as a substitute. In November 2013 he joined Wolves on a short term loan, which resulted in him signing for the midlands club on a permanent contract in January 2014. During his time at Derby he had made 13 league starts, with 28 appearances off the bench, scoring two goals.
Jacobs played an important part in Wolves’ League 1 title winning team that 2013-14 season, scoring 8 goals. He gradually fell out of favour with Wolves in the Championship, leading to being loaned out to Blackpool in March 2015, making five appearances and scoring a goal, before being called back prematurely to Wolves. Jacobs made 31 league starts at Wolves, with 11 appearances off the bench, scoring 8 goals.
In order to find out more about Jacobs we contacted the Blackpool fan site AVFTT http://fansonline.net/blackpool/ about his loan spell there.
Here’s over to them:
There were very few positives about Lee Clark’s time in charge at Blackpool but there were two loan signings which he brought in who caught the eye. One was Gary Madine who ended up signing for Bolton over the summer and the other was Michael Jacobs from Wolves.
When he joined the Seasiders practically everything about the side was a mess but the return to form of Jamie O’Hara alongside Andre Orlandi and Jose Cubero gave the side some much needed shape and ability. The addition of Jacobs complemented that and he looked a class above most players who visited Bloomfield Road.
Surprised in many ways that Wolves have let him go. He has pace, accuracy, a powerful shot on him and really looks the business. Looks like our loss is Wigan’s game