Player Profiles: Jared Hodgkiss

Jared Hodgkiss was born on 15th November 1986 and came through the youth team ranks at West Bromwhich Albion.

Jared made his debut for the Baggies on 17th January 2006 when the Albion travelled to the Madjeski Stadium for an FA Cup Third Round tie with Reading.

Four months later the right back made his Premier League debut, again during an away fixture when he replaced a certain Steve Watson at Goodison Park against Everton.

The following summer, Jared signed a two year contract at The Hawthornes and made his first full Premier League start against Leicester City in December 2007.

Despite being a hot prospect at the time, first team opportunities became fairly limited with the Baggies – so much so that Hodgkiss was loaned out to Aberdeen and then to League One side Northampton Town.

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Jared Hodgkiss lifts the Vanarama National League championship trophy at the end of the 2017/2018 season (Image courtesy of Chelsie Wilson).

After been released from West From, Hodgkiss joined Nation League side Forest Green Rovers in October 2009.

Jared went on to make 164 appearances for the Gloucestershire outfit, and in the summer of 2011 it was revealed that he was being made the First Team Captain for the upcoming season.

In April 2014, he was released by Forest Green, bringing to an end a five year stay with the club.

Kidderminster Harriers were quick to snap up the defender and Jared went on to spend three years at Aggborough, making just short of 100 appearances for them.

Hodgkiss signed for the Silkmen in the summer of 2017 and went on to gain the captain’s armband. However injury meant that Hodgkiss would not make his debut for the club until the 1-0 away win against Torquay United in September 2017.

Jared became an regular in the side and his first goal for The Silkmen came in the 2-0 away fixture at Barrow in November last year. Hodgkiss became our ‘Captain Fantastic’ in our incredible title winning season and we all know he will lead by example once again as we launch our assault on League 2.

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