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JASON
BANTON
(Forward)
Born: 15 Dec 1992
Where: Tottenham, London
Joined Wycombe: June 2015 - Free from Plymouth Argyle
Wycombe debut: Wycombe 0 Fulham 1 - 11 Aug 2015 - League Cup
First goal: Wycombe 1 Plymouth 2 - 12 Sep 2015 - League Two
Final game: Bristol Rov 2 Wycombe 0 - 6 Oct 2015 - FL Trophy
Left Wycombe: 29th January 2016 - released by 'mutual consent'
Jason Banton Career summary at Wycombe.
7 appearances - 1 goal
Career Details - (*) indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
Jul11-Dec11 Leicester City 0(0) 0 0(0) 0
Sep11 Burton Albion(*) 0(1) 0 0(0) 0
Jul12-Jan14 Crystal Palace 0(0) 0 0(1) 0
Jan13-May13 Plymouth Argyle(*) 14(0) 6 0(0) 0
Aug13-Jan14 MK Dons(*) 10(1) 2 4(2) 0
Jan14-May15 Plymouth Argyle 22(16) 1 2(2) 1
2015/2016 Wycombe Wanderers 3(2) 1 1(1) 0
Oct15- Hartlepool(*) 0(4) 0 0(1) 0
Background:
Striker who became Wanderers' fourth signing during the summer of 2015 after the Club confirmed on 30th June 2015 that the 22 year old had joined on an 'initial one year deal'. The former Arsenal Youth teamer was released by Plymouth Argyle at the end of the 2014/15 campaign and scored the last minute goal in the Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg against Wycombe at Home Park in May 2015. Speaking of the deal, Manager Gareth Ainsworth said: Jason is the type of player who will get supporters on their feet and Im delighted to bring him here. Hes got pace, trickery and he can be the spark that can win you a game with one moment of magic. We saw what hes capable of in the play-offs and were confident we can bring that out of him on a consistent basis and make this club his home."

His early football career saw time spent with the youth systems at Arsenal, Spurs and West Ham before he tried his luck at Blackburn Rovers having reportedly become "disillusioned" by his lack of progress. A top scorer with the Rovers academy side in 2008/9, he was released at the end of the following season but eventually joined Liverpool in January 2011. Having been released by Liverpool in the summer of 2011 without making a First Team appearance, signed a one-year deal with Leicester City in July 2011. Loaned to League Two Burton Albion in September 2011 where he made his Football League during his one and only appearance for The Brewers.

Has his contract cancelled by 'mutual consent' at Leicester in December 2011 as he pursued a career playing in the Major Soccer League in the North America, signing for Seattle Sounders. However, he was 'cut' by The Sounders and returned to England where he trialled with Crystal Palace before signing a deal in October 2012 until the end of the 2012/13 season. Debuted for Palace in a FA Cup tie with Stoke City in January 2013 but found himself on loan at Plymouth Arygle later that month, scoring his first senior goals and extending the loan until the end of the season and signing a new one year deal with Palace.

Signed another loan deal, this time with MK Dons for the start of the 2013/14 season. Scored three times in 17 appearances for MK Dons before returning to Palace in January 2014. Signed for Plymouth on a permanent 18 month deak later in January 2014 and went on to score two League goals in 40 appearances before his release in May 2015 following the Play-Off defeat to Wycombe.

Scored his first goal for Wanderers during the meeting with former Club Plymouth on 12th September 2015 but after making just three League starts from 11 games, was loaned to fellow 'League Two' side Hartlepool United on 16th October 2015 in a deal lasting until 3rd January 2016. Commenting on the move. Gareth Ainsworth said: "Jason is still adapting to the way we do things at Wycombe and asked to go out on loan to get regular football. Hartlepool have offered him that opportunity to play regularly, so the move makes sense for everyone. Well keep a close eye on his progress."

Returned from Hartlepool early having failed to make an impact with Pools boss Ronnie Moore. On 29th January 2016 he was released by Wanderers, with the following short statement appearing on the official website: "Jason Banton has left the club after his contract was terminated by mutual consent. The midfielder joined Wanderers on a one-year deal in the summer but has now been allowed to leave to pursue first-team opportunities elsewhere."
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