AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: Striker Jayden Stockley can be an asset

Bournemouth Echo: BIG YEAR: AFC Bournemouth striker Jayden Stockley BIG YEAR: AFC Bournemouth striker Jayden Stockley

BOSS Eddie Howe insists Jayden Stockley can be an “asset” to Cherries providing he seizes his chance during a “big year”.

The young striker is pondering an offer of a new 12-month contract after being handed an opportunity to extend his stay at the club.

Stockley, who last featured for Cherries in Lee Bradbury’s final game as manager in March 2012, has had several loan spells during his time at Dean Court.

Howe unearthed Stockley when he was centre of excellence manager in 2008 and gave him his Football League debut in October 2009 – just a month after his 16th birthday.

The 20-year-old was surprisingly placed in a newly-formed development squad by Paul Groves before being elevated back to the first-team ranks following Howe’s return in October 2012.

Stockley netted three times in 10 appearances during a loan spell with Accrington Stanley in 2011-12 and bagged 10 goals for Conference outfit Woking in 2012-13.

He scored once during eight substitute appearances for Leyton Orient in League One last season and once for Torquay after playing 19 games in League Two.

Since shooting to prominence when he was named among the Cherries substitutes as a 15-year-old, Stockley has netted twice in 22 appearances for the club.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “When you invest a lot of money in young players, as we do with those who come through, it is very easy to cast them aside if they have an unsuccessful year. The reality is they need to be given time.

“I feel Jayden is a player who has the capability to find his feet in the professional game and be an asset to us so, before making an early decision, we want to give him every chance to fulfil his potential with us.

“I think it will be a very important year for him regarding his future with us because, at some stage, we will need to see him competing for a first-team place.

“He is aware it will be a big year.”

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6:16am Wed 21 May 14

Cherryfan says...

Sorry but how many more chances are we going to give Hayden? Ineffective for relegated Torquay his latest claim to fame.
Sorry but how many more chances are we going to give Hayden? Ineffective for relegated Torquay his latest claim to fame. Cherryfan
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7:04am Wed 21 May 14

Afcbpete says...

I felt exactly the same about a certain Steve Fletcher. His early years were dreadful frankly, I couldn't understand why year after year he was kept on. Well the reality was of course, he turned into our Supa Hero, and very pleased I was that he stayed, and that I couldn't see what some could. We've seen little of Jayden, he thrown into the limelight early,, some can take it, some can't. Yes, it's fair to say, if he can't do it at Div2 level, how on earth will he in the Championship, yet he is STILL only 20. It's difficult from a fans point of view, I'mm sure many of us thought he might of been moved on, me included, but I'll never forget how I first felt about Fletch, and how through his fantastic performances, he shoved my thoughts straight back down my throat, and delighted I am to be proven wrong, really hope Jayden takes this year by the scruff of the neck and does the same!!! UTCIAD
I felt exactly the same about a certain Steve Fletcher. His early years were dreadful frankly, I couldn't understand why year after year he was kept on. Well the reality was of course, he turned into our Supa Hero, and very pleased I was that he stayed, and that I couldn't see what some could. We've seen little of Jayden, he thrown into the limelight early,, some can take it, some can't. Yes, it's fair to say, if he can't do it at Div2 level, how on earth will he in the Championship, yet he is STILL only 20. It's difficult from a fans point of view, I'mm sure many of us thought he might of been moved on, me included, but I'll never forget how I first felt about Fletch, and how through his fantastic performances, he shoved my thoughts straight back down my throat, and delighted I am to be proven wrong, really hope Jayden takes this year by the scruff of the neck and does the same!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 29

7:26am Wed 21 May 14

Talkingheadera says...

Players do develop at different ages too.
Players do develop at different ages too. Talkingheadera
  • Score: 17

7:31am Wed 21 May 14

pokesdown1 says...

With the price hikes the fans are about to be more and more opinionated.
With the price hikes the fans are about to be more and more opinionated. pokesdown1
  • Score: -14

8:16am Wed 21 May 14

ChilledCherry says...

Hayden?! As Eddie's said this will be a big year for (still) young Jayden. I would love to see him fulfil his potential with us, as I think he could offer us something different. I get the feeling that this will be crunch time in that he'll either break through to the first team this year, or struggle and move on. I hope it's the former - we'll have to see.
Hayden?! As Eddie's said this will be a big year for (still) young Jayden. I would love to see him fulfil his potential with us, as I think he could offer us something different. I get the feeling that this will be crunch time in that he'll either break through to the first team this year, or struggle and move on. I hope it's the former - we'll have to see. ChilledCherry
  • Score: 11

8:20am Wed 21 May 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Sorry afcbpete I just (accidentally too much espresso coffee I guess!) knocked off one of your thumbs up meant to give you a plus!!

As for young Hayden I believe that Eddie is the best judge of potential in players. It is right that he is given the chance to develop, after all most of us would have been on the scrap heap if we weren't given our second, third, fourth.... chance! If the potential is there I am sure Eddie Howe will make sure it is developed. UTCIAD
Sorry afcbpete I just (accidentally too much espresso coffee I guess!) knocked off one of your thumbs up meant to give you a plus!! As for young Hayden I believe that Eddie is the best judge of potential in players. It is right that he is given the chance to develop, after all most of us would have been on the scrap heap if we weren't given our second, third, fourth.... chance! If the potential is there I am sure Eddie Howe will make sure it is developed. UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 4

8:24am Wed 21 May 14

Deejaycee says...

Cherryfan wrote:
Sorry but how many more chances are we going to give Hayden? Ineffective for relegated Torquay his latest claim to fame.
You could at least try and get his name right.
[quote][p][bold]Cherryfan[/bold] wrote: Sorry but how many more chances are we going to give Hayden? Ineffective for relegated Torquay his latest claim to fame.[/p][/quote]You could at least try and get his name right. Deejaycee
  • Score: 16

8:25am Wed 21 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

It is extremely satisfying when a youngster comes through the youth ranks and makes the grade at first team level, we have had quite a few over the years.
Unfortunately Jayden was thrust into the limelight far to early, as a victim of circumstances, due to the rediculous embargo that we were in during 2009/10 season. Similar to Joe Partington, Jayden has not quite stepped up and fulfilled his full potential. Eddie is a fair man and clearly wants to bring out the best in the lad and hopefully save the club some money in the future if he makes the grade. This is a huge oppertunity for Jayden, lets hope he grabs it with both hands.!!!
It is extremely satisfying when a youngster comes through the youth ranks and makes the grade at first team level, we have had quite a few over the years. Unfortunately Jayden was thrust into the limelight far to early, as a victim of circumstances, due to the rediculous embargo that we were in during 2009/10 season. Similar to Joe Partington, Jayden has not quite stepped up and fulfilled his full potential. Eddie is a fair man and clearly wants to bring out the best in the lad and hopefully save the club some money in the future if he makes the grade. This is a huge oppertunity for Jayden, lets hope he grabs it with both hands.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 15

8:27am Wed 21 May 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Deejaycee wrote:
Cherryfan wrote:
Sorry but how many more chances are we going to give Hayden? Ineffective for relegated Torquay his latest claim to fame.
You could at least try and get his name right.
I should have checked too Instead of going by what he called the lad!!! Jayden my apologies
[quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cherryfan[/bold] wrote: Sorry but how many more chances are we going to give Hayden? Ineffective for relegated Torquay his latest claim to fame.[/p][/quote]You could at least try and get his name right.[/p][/quote]I should have checked too Instead of going by what he called the lad!!! Jayden my apologies nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 2

8:45am Wed 21 May 14

Wilkie says...

Perhaps, Eddie sees Yann as an ideal mentor for Jayden. Certainly was excited by what I saw when he came on aainst Derby pre-season 3 years ago. Hopefully, Jayden can finally realise that tremendous potential.
Perhaps, Eddie sees Yann as an ideal mentor for Jayden. Certainly was excited by what I saw when he came on aainst Derby pre-season 3 years ago. Hopefully, Jayden can finally realise that tremendous potential. Wilkie
  • Score: 9

9:10am Wed 21 May 14

smhinto says...

His progress amy have been hampered by AFCB promotion to the Championship.
.
If we had still been in League One he may well have found himself more involved with the first team.
His progress amy have been hampered by AFCB promotion to the Championship. . If we had still been in League One he may well have found himself more involved with the first team. smhinto
  • Score: 11

9:55am Wed 21 May 14

Square Old Codger says...

Afcbpete wrote:
I felt exactly the same about a certain Steve Fletcher. His early years were dreadful frankly, I couldn't understand why year after year he was kept on. Well the reality was of course, he turned into our Supa Hero, and very pleased I was that he stayed, and that I couldn't see what some could. We've seen little of Jayden, he thrown into the limelight early,, some can take it, some can't. Yes, it's fair to say, if he can't do it at Div2 level, how on earth will he in the Championship, yet he is STILL only 20. It's difficult from a fans point of view, I'mm sure many of us thought he might of been moved on, me included, but I'll never forget how I first felt about Fletch, and how through his fantastic performances, he shoved my thoughts straight back down my throat, and delighted I am to be proven wrong, really hope Jayden takes this year by the scruff of the neck and does the same!!! UTCIAD
I entirely agree with you, still only just 20, and coming to a peak physically, trouble is that he's been around so long that he seems to many to be older. Clearly this will be a "make or break" year for him, time waits for no one though and I , and am sure all supporters ,wish him well and hope that he is able to sieze the opportunity he has been offered and move forward.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: I felt exactly the same about a certain Steve Fletcher. His early years were dreadful frankly, I couldn't understand why year after year he was kept on. Well the reality was of course, he turned into our Supa Hero, and very pleased I was that he stayed, and that I couldn't see what some could. We've seen little of Jayden, he thrown into the limelight early,, some can take it, some can't. Yes, it's fair to say, if he can't do it at Div2 level, how on earth will he in the Championship, yet he is STILL only 20. It's difficult from a fans point of view, I'mm sure many of us thought he might of been moved on, me included, but I'll never forget how I first felt about Fletch, and how through his fantastic performances, he shoved my thoughts straight back down my throat, and delighted I am to be proven wrong, really hope Jayden takes this year by the scruff of the neck and does the same!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I entirely agree with you, still only just 20, and coming to a peak physically, trouble is that he's been around so long that he seems to many to be older. Clearly this will be a "make or break" year for him, time waits for no one though and I , and am sure all supporters ,wish him well and hope that he is able to sieze the opportunity he has been offered and move forward. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 7

10:07am Wed 21 May 14

devon fan says...

I am not sure that all these loan moves have been the best thing for the lads development, if our development side were to play more matches and actually be a backup for the first team, we would have a better chance of more young players coming through
I am not sure that all these loan moves have been the best thing for the lads development, if our development side were to play more matches and actually be a backup for the first team, we would have a better chance of more young players coming through devon fan
  • Score: 9

10:59am Wed 21 May 14

susi.m says...

Not too sure bout Jayden. I think Eddie is saying that this season is his last chance to step up
Not too sure bout Jayden. I think Eddie is saying that this season is his last chance to step up susi.m
  • Score: 1

11:15am Wed 21 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

It took Charlie Austin a while to get going, Ian Wright, Steve Jones, etcetera,
he will only be on an average contract so whats the harm in trying to develop one of our own, he may come good and I am sure that Eddy will look after him and indeed bring him on as a player.

U T C I A D.
It took Charlie Austin a while to get going, Ian Wright, Steve Jones, etcetera, he will only be on an average contract so whats the harm in trying to develop one of our own, he may come good and I am sure that Eddy will look after him and indeed bring him on as a player. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 10

12:22pm Wed 21 May 14

white 147 says...

Maybe he will replace Grabban if he goes
Maybe he will replace Grabban if he goes white 147
  • Score: -7

12:25pm Wed 21 May 14

redster says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Sorry afcbpete I just (accidentally too much espresso coffee I guess!) knocked off one of your thumbs up meant to give you a plus!!

As for young Hayden I believe that Eddie is the best judge of potential in players. It is right that he is given the chance to develop, after all most of us would have been on the scrap heap if we weren't given our second, third, fourth.... chance! If the potential is there I am sure Eddie Howe will make sure it is developed. UTCIAD
yep good call l thought the few times I have watched him he looked like he had some potential' if anyone can mentor him and get the best from him then it is Eddied Grabbs didn't Exactly set the world on fire when be joined
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Sorry afcbpete I just (accidentally too much espresso coffee I guess!) knocked off one of your thumbs up meant to give you a plus!! As for young Hayden I believe that Eddie is the best judge of potential in players. It is right that he is given the chance to develop, after all most of us would have been on the scrap heap if we weren't given our second, third, fourth.... chance! If the potential is there I am sure Eddie Howe will make sure it is developed. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]yep good call l thought the few times I have watched him he looked like he had some potential' if anyone can mentor him and get the best from him then it is Eddied Grabbs didn't Exactly set the world on fire when be joined redster
  • Score: 4

12:42pm Wed 21 May 14

trolley says...

Why is he so different to other players released?never has been and never will be good enough and will be released to below league level eventually.
Why is he so different to other players released?never has been and never will be good enough and will be released to below league level eventually. trolley
  • Score: -4

1:44pm Wed 21 May 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Great comment re Fletch... Fingers crossed for the lad!
Great comment re Fletch... Fingers crossed for the lad! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 8

6:36pm Wed 21 May 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

trolley wrote:
Why is he so different to other players released?never has been and never will be good enough and will be released to below league level eventually.
. . . . . . . . YER OFF YER TROLLEY
[quote][p][bold]trolley[/bold] wrote: Why is he so different to other players released?never has been and never will be good enough and will be released to below league level eventually.[/p][/quote]. . . . . . . . YER OFF YER TROLLEY RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 2

7:03pm Wed 21 May 14

holdinkæft says...

smhinto wrote:
His progress amy have been hampered by AFCB promotion to the Championship.
.
If we had still been in League One he may well have found himself more involved with the first team.
He will be gone by next year, we need players with class, like Pugh and Pitman he has none. get rid quick.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: His progress amy have been hampered by AFCB promotion to the Championship. . If we had still been in League One he may well have found himself more involved with the first team.[/p][/quote]He will be gone by next year, we need players with class, like Pugh and Pitman he has none. get rid quick. holdinkæft
  • Score: -14

8:09pm Wed 21 May 14

YafcbY says...

Saw him score for the Orient, he tore Notts County apart.
To be fair it was the 4th goal in the match!!
Saw him score for the Orient, he tore Notts County apart. To be fair it was the 4th goal in the match!! YafcbY
  • Score: 4

9:46pm Wed 21 May 14

trolley says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
trolley wrote:
Why is he so different to other players released?never has been and never will be good enough and will be released to below league level eventually.
. . . . . . . . YER OFF YER TROLLEY
What a comedian,care for a wager? Not good enough.fact
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trolley[/bold] wrote: Why is he so different to other players released?never has been and never will be good enough and will be released to below league level eventually.[/p][/quote]. . . . . . . . YER OFF YER TROLLEY[/p][/quote]What a comedian,care for a wager? Not good enough.fact trolley
  • Score: -3

10:50pm Wed 21 May 14

afcb-mark says...

So Jayden Stockley is 'pondering' an offer of a 12 month contract with a Championship club is he! He should be biting EH's hand off to get that contract. He hasn't proved himself anywhere at any level yet . If he needs to think this offer over then he's far to full of himself and the offer should go to a youngster who is crying out for it.
So Jayden Stockley is 'pondering' an offer of a 12 month contract with a Championship club is he! He should be biting EH's hand off to get that contract. He hasn't proved himself anywhere at any level yet . If he needs to think this offer over then he's far to full of himself and the offer should go to a youngster who is crying out for it. afcb-mark
  • Score: 4

8:21am Thu 22 May 14

Phil McG (Italy) says...

Totally agree with AFCBpete. I feel the thing which really hampered Jayden's development was when Eddie and Jason left or Burnley. Neither Bradbury nor Groves knew what to do with him and, to make matters worse, the club dumped Joe Roach.
Having them back, with Joe's assistance and using Yann as a mentor, could help Jayden to fulfil his potential.
Up the Cherries!
Totally agree with AFCBpete. I feel the thing which really hampered Jayden's development was when Eddie and Jason left or Burnley. Neither Bradbury nor Groves knew what to do with him and, to make matters worse, the club dumped Joe Roach. Having them back, with Joe's assistance and using Yann as a mentor, could help Jayden to fulfil his potential. Up the Cherries! Phil McG (Italy)
  • Score: 4

8:47am Thu 22 May 14

ben611 says...

must be having a laugh get rid
must be having a laugh get rid ben611
  • Score: -1

12:46pm Thu 22 May 14

Northstand_dan says...

What a lot of people dont understand about players is this : when they are young, they are mouldable and learn - some are not physically/mentally/
emotionally mature enough to cope with the different levels of football. We saw that from some of the players who've come and gone. The second thing is that Eddie/Joe Roach/Carl Fletcher, all know what the young players can/cannot do and work on their strenghts - you have to give players match time and sending them out on loan is sometimes the only way since teams want different kinds of players to do a variety of different roles - ie, in a holding role for a striker to set up play ( Like we used fletch at times) - instead of giving a player a chance to score. So the 'results' in terms of a striker/players status isn't a true representation of their abilities but more a result of the job they've been asked to do.

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Jayden_Stoc
kley - this does not tell you - how many assists he contributed, but just games vs goals., nor does it take into account his work rate, positioning, and other attributes in the game or his overall performance.

Its very easy to judge on face value,.. unless you see a player week in/out play and train you really dont know what you're talking about .
What a lot of people dont understand about players is this : when they are young, they are mouldable and learn - some are not physically/mentally/ emotionally mature enough to cope with the different levels of football. We saw that from some of the players who've come and gone. The second thing is that Eddie/Joe Roach/Carl Fletcher, all know what the young players can/cannot do and work on their strenghts - you have to give players match time and sending them out on loan is sometimes the only way since teams want different kinds of players to do a variety of different roles - ie, in a holding role for a striker to set up play ( Like we used fletch at times) - instead of giving a player a chance to score. So the 'results' in terms of a striker/players status isn't a true representation of their abilities but more a result of the job they've been asked to do. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Jayden_Stoc kley - this does not tell you - how many assists he contributed, but just games vs goals., nor does it take into account his work rate, positioning, and other attributes in the game or his overall performance. Its very easy to judge on face value,.. unless you see a player week in/out play and train you really dont know what you're talking about . Northstand_dan
  • Score: 2

7:13pm Thu 22 May 14

dekayedcherry says...

Many have said in the past that Jayden Stockley was another Sam Vokes and in terms of development,comparis
ons can be drawn. Burnley have reaped the benefits of several seasons where Vokes was although sold to Wolves,sent out to lower league clubs to hone his skills. This was a player that AFCB let go far too early due to financial restraints but with Stockley if he has the talent,desire and drive to succeed, then he should be given this coming season to progress. Torquay Manager Hargreaves (ex Cherries first team coach) will have given Eddie Howe a progress report on Jayden's time on loan at Torquay which he (EH) would have taken into account in offering the 20yr. old a further 1yr. contract.
So now it's up to Stockley, along with several others at the club whose development was hampered by "Dumb & Dumber" to step up and break into the 1st team squad. UTC
Many have said in the past that Jayden Stockley was another Sam Vokes and in terms of development,comparis ons can be drawn. Burnley have reaped the benefits of several seasons where Vokes was although sold to Wolves,sent out to lower league clubs to hone his skills. This was a player that AFCB let go far too early due to financial restraints but with Stockley if he has the talent,desire and drive to succeed, then he should be given this coming season to progress. Torquay Manager Hargreaves (ex Cherries first team coach) will have given Eddie Howe a progress report on Jayden's time on loan at Torquay which he (EH) would have taken into account in offering the 20yr. old a further 1yr. contract. So now it's up to Stockley, along with several others at the club whose development was hampered by "Dumb & Dumber" to step up and break into the 1st team squad. UTC dekayedcherry
  • Score: 2

2:13pm Sun 25 May 14

West moors 1 says...

He's just not good enough. Voke's and ing's showed so much more promise than Jayden. He's probably going to be cast aside at the end of his contract and never seen in pro football again.
He's just not good enough. Voke's and ing's showed so much more promise than Jayden. He's probably going to be cast aside at the end of his contract and never seen in pro football again. West moors 1
  • Score: -1

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