Interview Jordan Keane

JORDAN KEANE

Personal Details

Club:
Stockport County FC
Full Name:
Jordan Michael Keane
Nationality:
English
Irish
Date of Birth:
19-09-1993
Place of birth:
Nottingham
Position:
CB/CDM
Shirt number:
16

Career

2011-2014
Stoke City FC
2013-2014 (on loan)
Tamworth FC
2014-2015
Alfreton Town FC
2015 (on loan)
Lincoln City FC
2015-2016
Nuneaton Borough FC
2016-2017
Worcester City FC
2017-2018
Boston United FC
2018-
Stockport County FC

Interview

Jordan, Introduce yourself…

Hallo, I’m Jordan Michael Keane, I’m a defender for Stockport county FC.

Who was the player, or players, you looked up to most growing up, and why?

I looked up to Steven Gerrard and Ronaldinho when I was a young kid, the older I got I tended to study more players who played my position, John Terry, Xabi Alonso, Roy Keane.

How do you prepare for an (important) competition? (music, rituals, etc.)

I prepare relatively the same for every game, try to get the best sleep I can, go for a morning walk with my fiancée daughter and dog, have a stretch and foam roll, then just chill out up until ko.

Jordan, in the past you played youth football for Derby County FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Stoke City FC. How did you experienced the youth competitions?

Growing up through different academies was good, I managed to experience the Nike cup with derby and play against teams from all over the country, we went to Ireland also. When I moved to wolves to do my youth team I had 1.5 years out injured but my first 6 months were very good, played for the reserves and also captained the youth team on occasions as a first year unfortunately due to injury my time didn’t last as long as I would of liked.
But I later on moved to Stoke to join their u23s as a pro, I captained the side in my first year, and in my second pre-season I was more involved with the first team and stayed with them to go on tour to France and America. When I came back from America and training with the first team quite a lot I wanted first team football and that’s when I went on loan to Tamworth

By Stoke City FC you was loaned out to Tamworth FC. would you say it is essential for youth players to go out and get proper men’s football experience?

I really enjoyed my time at Tamworth all be it was a relegation fight, it was proper football playing in front of fans. Looking back I should of gone back to Stoke after 3 months with Tamworth to keep my foot in the door and show how I progressed but I agreed to stay until the end of the season and never really went back into Stoke.

In July 2014, you moved from Stoke City FC to Alfreton Town FC. And you stay there for one season. How was your time there ?

My time at Alfreton was a mixed bag, dealing with the part time factor and not always playing when I thought I should of bean was tough. I still enjoyed my time and met some good people.

Jordan, you have played for different football clubs in different competitions. what is the most important football lesson you have learned and who taught you that?

You get a similar feel to most part time clubs, training in the evening, lads coming from work, it was a good laugh but serious at the same time. Any lads who hit the age of 19/20 and haven’t played a competitive game should go on loan to National League and NLN/NLS you learn so much and you have to learn quick.

Since July 2018 you played for Stockport Country FC. Why did you chose for Stockport ?

My thoughts when joining Stockport, I knew they were part time but they trained 3 days a week with a few of going full time in the near future. Also the fan base is second to non. Winning the league in my first season is the best achievement of my career so far.

What are your personal goals this season?

My personal goals are to play to the best of my ability and be consistent as possible and get a promotion.



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