Name: Jordan Cousins
Date of Birth: 6/3/1994
Former Clubs: –
League Appearances (Goals): 10 (1)
International Appearances (Goals): 0 (0)
Stat of the Day: Jordan Cousins has made a total of 293 passes in his 10 professional league appearances
Player Profile: You`ve got to admire QPR`s recent belaboured attempts to elevate the profile of their youth teams; probably because they know a 6 second video of a 30-yard-goal will be the closest thing to headline news in a QPR shirt for one of their youth players. And so it remains that every team in England continues to produce talented youngsters with ease while QPR manage their youth system by signing 30-plus players on 3-month contracts. The latest teen sensation to make the Championship sit up and take note is that of Jordan Cousins at Charlton. The familiar story of teenager joining boyhood club while making his way through the youth teams to first team regular is clear to be seen here – only Cousins has captained an England youth side, acquired the League One Apprentice of the Year award and recently won the Championship Young Player of the Month accolade along the way.
Charlton manager Chris Powell explained Cousin`s committed application in pre-season training led to his involvement in the first team this campaign and since making his first-team debut in the League Cup in August, the 19-year-old hasn`t looked back. Cousins now occupies the central midfield berth like it`s been his for years and numerous Charlton fans are claiming the midfielder possesses more potential than ex-Valley graduates Scott Parker and Jonjo Shelvey. The midfielder`s recent award is recognition for the part he plays in Charlton`s current side and big things will no doubt come calling for the youngster should he continue to progress at his current rate.
Jordan Cousins joined Charlton at the age of 13 and made his first team debut for the club in August 2013 when he came on as a substitute against Oxford United in the League Cup. His league debut came a mere two weeks later when he scored in a 2-2 draw against Barnsley. He has already made a total of 10 league appearances for The Addicks.
Cousin`s rise to fame was inevitable; at the age of just 14 he played in an England U16 side and captained his country when they won the 2009 Victory Shield. Having returned from the U17 World Cup with his national side he was named League One Apprentice of the Year and having played a key role in a title-winning season for the U21 side last year, Chris Powell called Cousins up to the first team squad. His recent contributions have seen him earn the Championship Young Player of the Month for October.
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One to Watch – Jordan Cousins
Name: Jordan Cousins