Dom Roman – @DomRoman
The Ed discusses new striker Aaron Jarvis
Aaron Jarvis started out at his local club Basingstoke Town, and did well enough to impress Luton Town, who signed him up in 2017 (meaning he departed Tesco as well…if Wiki is correct!). He only played a handful of games for the Hatters, and spent loan spells at Boreham and Falkirk, before an uneventful season at Sutton United in 2019-20. His last two years have been spent at struggling Scunthorpe United, where he suffered relegation from the EFL before leaving this summer for a new challenge down in Devon. At 24 years of age the striker’s CV definitely needs improvement at Plainmoor (9 goals in 93 appearances so far is hard to dismiss), but he’s had some injuries that have interrupted his career to this point and perhaps just not found the right place to shine. Let’s hope that right place is Plainmoor!
The highlights of Jarvis are not exactly spectacular (tall man looks for ball, tall man controls ball), but show glimpses of a strong frontman who likes to help link up play, get on the end of crosses and work hard for the team. In that way he maybe echo’s a young Danny Wright (with less goals I grant you!) – an unselfish player who Gary Johnson can use to help escort others into play and provide a valuable focal point for the team. Is Gary Johnson hoping to recreate his dynamic early 2020-21 season pacesetters, with Jarvis up top? We’ll soon find out.
POSITION – Striker
DATE OF BIRTH – 24th January 1998
HEIGHT – 1.88m
BIRTHPLACE – Basingstoke
PREVIOUS CLUBS – Basingstoke, Luton, Boreham Wood, Falkirk, Sutton, Hemel H, Scunthorpe
STATS 21-22 – League Two: Played 19, Goals 2, Yellow/Red Cards 1/0
Aaron Jarvis on the move to TUFC: “I really enjoyed listening to what the Gaffer had to say, the type of players he’s bringing in, and the type of football he wants to play. Hopefully it can really suit me. I’m really looking forward to pushing on this season and pushing for promotion, that’s the main goal”.
Most/Least Likely To
Most Likely To:
- Score against his previous team Scunthorpe United and celebrate quietly.
- Have low expectations from supporters due to his modest career stats.
Least Likely To:
- Tell everyone he’s better than that old fella Danny Wright.
- Discuss the merits of Clubcard Bonuses versus Nectar Points.
I think it’s fair to say that out of the 5 main ‘Frantic Thursday’ signings, Aaron Jarvis has been lauded the least….because very simply he has not scored many goals yet in his career, and with our recent struggles upfront, goals from strikers is something we are desperate for! But think positive thoughts Yellow Army, the striker looks muscular and motivated for action (with a lovely styled beard and hair combo to boot), and rough diamonds like Aaron can be turned into proper players at Plainmoor. It would be rather optimistic to predict that Jarvis will be banging in 20 goals this season, but if he fits in well alongside team mates and chips in with his fair share (every little helps), then job done! Welcome to Plainmoor Aaron and good luck.