Profile - Jackson Irvine

Profile - Jackson Irvine

By John Williams
1 September
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Jackson Irvine

BORN: 7 MARCH 1993

Irvine was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, where he played for clubs in the Victorian League structure.

He signed with Celtic in December 2010 after a successful trial period. During the 2011–12 season, Irvine played for Celtic in the NextGen Series, a pan-European competition for youth teams, he also captained the under 19-side that won the Scottish Youth Cup and Under-19 League that season. Irvine also won the Youth Cup in 2010–11 and 2012–13. He made his Scottish Premier League debut on 1 September 2012, when he came on as a half-time substitute in a 2–2 draw against Hibs. Having made his first team debut he also captained the club's new under-20 side.

At the start of the 2013–14 season, Irvine joined Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on a six-month loan following interest from manager Allan Johnston. In January 2014, Irvine's loan spell with Kilmarnock was extended until the end of the season.

On 1 September 2014, Irvine was sent out on loan again, this time to Ross County. On 28 July 2015, Ross County signed Irvine on a two-year permanent deal from Celtic for a development fee.

On 15 July 2016, Irvine signed for English Championship club Burton Albion for a reported fee of £330,000, with the club saying they had broken their transfer record to sign him. Irvine was named Burton's Player of the Year for 2016–17 after scoring 10 goals in 43 games and helping the club to avoid relegation.

Irvine represented Scotland at the under-19 international level, although he said in October 2011 that he was still interested in playing for Australia. Irvine was eligible to play for Scotland because his father was born in Aberdeen, although he had reiterated that he still had a desire to play for his native Australia. On 11 October 2012, he made his debut for the Australia under-20 team in a friendly match against Portugal.

It was in September 2013, that Irvine received his first Socceroos call up. Then in May 2018 he was named in Australia's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

On 30 August 2017, Irvine signed a three-year deal with Hull City.
(had to post a picture of Jackson with his hair down, its not a sight you often see)

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