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27 July 2015

Learn more about summer signing Michael Jacobs.

  • 10 facts about Michael Jacobs.
  • Winger signs from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  • Jacobs comes with experience at Northampton, Derby, Wolves and Blackpool.

1. Michael Jacobs was born on 4 November 1991 in Rothwell, Northamptonshire.  He shares his birthday with former Latics players Barry Edwardson (1972), Mario Melchiot (1978), David Jones (1984) and Neil Mellor (1982).

2. Jacobs spent his youth career with local club Northampton Town, progressing into the first team and making his debut in October 2009 in a 2-1 victory against AFC Bournemouth in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

3. 2010/11 saw the winger break into the first team, with 48 appearances and eight goals in all competitions, the first of which came in a 2-0 League Cup victory against Brighton & Hove Albion in August 2010.

4. The other goal scorer in Northampton's victory over Brighton was Jacobs' now Latics team mate Billy Mckay, who also managed eight goals that season for the Sixfields outfit.  The pair played two seasons together.

5. Jacobs made a total of 100 appearances in all competitions for the Cobblers and scored 15 goals during a three year spell from 2009 until 2012.

6. After his contract expired, Jacobs signed for Derby County in July 2012, making his debut in a 5-5 draw against Scunthorpe United in the League Cup.  Jacobs scored in the penalty shootout, but Derby lost 7-6.

Michael Jacobs in action for Derby County.

7. Jacobs made 47 appearances for Derby in all competitions, scoring three goals, before joining Wolves on loan in November 2014.

8. After nine appearances and one goal, Jacobs joined Wolves permanently in January 2014, starting his switch with five goals in six games.  Jacobs helped Wolves to promotion as League One Champions.

9. Jacobs made 43 appearances for the Molineux club before a loan move to Blackpool in the latter stages of 2014/15.

10. During his time at Bloomfield Road, Jacobs played five times and scored one goal, the opener in a 1-1 draw against Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium.  He then made one final appearance for Wolves in April 2015.

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