Jayden Connor Stockley (born 15 September 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for EFL Championship side Preston North End.
Born in Poole, Dorset, Stockley started his career as a youth player at Bournemouth. At the age of 16 years, manager Eddie Howe called him up to be a substitute for their match at home to Burton Albion on 26 September 2009, due to an injury crisis within the Bournemouth squad, and the block on Bournemouth's transfer activity as they owed money to HM Revenue and Customs. Howe needed permission from his school, as he had to miss a GCSE maths lesson. Howe said; "I had to phone Jayden's school to get permission to let him play against Burton and I shall call them again to see if they'll let me have him on Tuesday".
He made his debut for Bournemouth on 6 October away against Northampton Town in their 2–1 defeat in the Football League Trophy. Stockley was the second youngest player to ever take to the field for Bournemouth. Responding to his age, he said; "At the end of the day, you have to get on with your job – it doesn’t matter how old you are. There are no excuses. If Eddie thinks I am ready to come in now then I’m ready." Stockley made his debut in the Football League in Bournemouth's subsequent League Two game against Chesterfield on 10 October, replacing Ryan Garry as a substitute in the 89th minute. He signed a five-year contract with Bournemouth in November 2009. He joined Dorchester Town on loan for a month on 7 January 2011.
On 4 November 2011, it was announced Stockley had joined League Two club Accrington Stanley on an initial one-month loan deal. He returned to Bournemouth on 9 January, having made 10 appearances, scoring three goals. The following November, he joined Conference National side Woking on loan until January 2013. His loan was extended and carried on until the end of the season.
The next season, he was loaned to League One side Leyton Orient for a month. After making five appearances in all competitions for Orient, he had his loan extended on 8 October 2013 until 4 January 2014. He was recalled by Bournemouth on 28 November. He spent the second half of the 2013–14 season on loan at Torquay United.
On 7 January 2015, Stockley signed on loan for League Two side Luton Town. He returned to Bournemouth in April. The next season, Stockley signed on loan for Portsmouth, and also signed a new one-year contract with Bournemouth. He spent the second half of the season with Exeter City.
In 2016, Stockley signed a pre-contract agreement with Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen. He made his debut on 30 June 2016, in a Europa League First qualifying round tie against Fola Esch. He scored his first goal for the club in the following round, in a 3–0 win against Ventspils.
On Transfer Deadline Day August 31st, 2017, Stockley signed for previous loan club Exeter City for a club record fee
Stockley attended Lytchett Minster School in Poole, Dorset.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff