Matt Jansen


Touted as a future England striker during his time at Carlisle United he was quickly snapped up by Crystal Palace as a 20-year-old. A move to Blackburn a year later offered Jansen the chance to play in the Premier League and he took it with open arms with his goal scoring prowess seeing him called up to the England squad a few times only for injuries to thwart his progress. In 2002 he suffered a terrible motorbike accident that hospitalised him for a long time. Mentally he never recovered and soon enough he began to fade into the wilderness. Now turning out for Chorley Town in the Northern Premier League.

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