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WIGAN ATHLETIC PLAYER PROFILES

MICHAEL JACOBS
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UPDATED 01:52 28th July 2015

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Michael Jacobs enjoyed a successful debut season with Latics, winning Sky Bet League One and gaining promotion with his team mates, but also scoring 10 goals to finish second in Latics' scoring charts, with a ratio of one goal every three league starts.

The creative forward opened his account by hitting the winner in Latics' 1-0 defeat of Crewe Alexandra in August 2015, following up with his second and third shortly after by scoring the eventual winner against Fleetwood Town in September and in the 2-2 draw with Millwall later in the same month.

Bradford City, Rochdale, Fleetwood, Scunthorpe United, Chesterfield, Burton Albion and Southend United would all fall victim to Jacobs before the season's end, with the 24-year-old helping Latics to either victories or draws every time he netted.

CAREER SO FAR

Jacobs was born on 4 November 1991 in Rothwell, Northamptonshire and  spent his youth career with local club Northampton Town, progressing into the first team and making his debut in October 2009 in a 2-1 victory against AFC Bournemouth in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

2010/11 saw the winger break into the first team, with 48 appearances and eight goals in all competitions, the first of which came in a 2-0 League Cup victory against Brighton & Hove Albion in August 2010.

Jacobs made a total of 100 appearances in all competitions for the Cobblers and scored 15 goals during a three year spell from 2009 until 2012.

After his contract expired, Jacobs signed for Derby County in July 2012, making his debut in a 5-5 draw against Scunthorpe United in the League Cup.  Jacobs scored in the penalty shootout, but Derby lost 7-6.

Jacobs made 47 appearances for Derby in all competitions, scoring three goals, before joining Wolves on loan in November 2014.

After nine appearances and one goal, Jacobs joined Wolves permanently in January 2014, starting his switch with five goals in six games.  Jacobs helped Wolves to promotion as League One Champions.

Jacobs made 43 appearances for the Molineux club before a loan move to Blackpool in the latter stages of 2014/15. During his time at Bloomfield Road, Jacobs played five times and scored one goal, the opener in a 1-1 draw against Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium.  He then made one final appearance for Wolves in April 2015.