At Club Since: N/A (Academy Graduate)
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 159(4) *
Jordan Willis is the only player left at the club who has been with us – continuously – since our time in the Championship, but it has only been over the past 18 months or so that we have seen the player he can be. A combination of injury troubles and being constantly switched between right-back and centre-back made it a stop-start first few seasons with the first-team for Willis, since settling on a role at centre-back, Willis has become a consistent and reliable performer for the club.
Although not the most dominant in the air, Willis is strong in the challenge and will compete well with even the most physical of opponents. Willis’ pace is probably his key attribute, allowing the defensive line to push forward a further 5-10 yards in the knowledge that there is someone there who can catch-up to opponents. Willis is a player whose performances never seem to dip or rise too dramatically between games, likely the result of 150 games of first-team experience. Moreover, it’s just nice to have a homegrown player who has been a regular starter for several seasons now.
* As of 08/12/2018