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Jamal Easter
Full name Derwain Jamal Easter
Nationality Wal Wales
Rovers apps (goals)a 3 (0)
Position Forward
Date of birth 15 November 1987
in Cardiff
Height 5 ft 11 in
Joined
27 October 2006 from Cardiff City
Left
27 December 2006 to join Cardiff City
Senior clubs
Cardiff City
Bristol Rovers
Torquay United

Carmarthen Town
Newport County
Carmarthen Town
Clevedon Town
Taff's Well
Bridgend Town
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 2/06/2012

Jamal Easter is a striker who played for Rovers on loan from Cardiff City during the 2006-07 season. He joined initially for a month but this was later extended to two months.

His brother, Jermaine, is also a professional footballer and was on the verge of signing for Rovers in October 2007, but at the last minute opted to sign for Plymouth Argyle.

Career[]

Easter joined his home town club Cardiff City as a trainee before signing a professional deal in August 2006. He joined Rovers on loan on the 27th October 2006 and made his professional debut with the club the following day in a 2-0 defeat to Wrexham, replacing Sean Rigg on 59 minutes. Three days later and Easter was making his first professional start in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy match away to Wycombe Wanderers, a side that featured his brother Jermaine in the starting 11. Easter scored his first professional goal helping Rovers to a 2-0 win. He made two further Gas appearances before returning to Cardiff.

In January 2007, Easter joined Torquay United and while he made 11 appearances, he failed to find the back of the net. He returned to Cardiff once again and was released by the Welsh club at the end of the season. He signed for a year Welsh Premier League club Carmarthen Town in August 2007. In the summer of 2008 he had an unsuccessful trial with Salisbury City and started the 2008-09 season with Newport County, before re-joining Carmarthen early in that campaign having made just one start and four substitute appearances for Newport. He joined Clevedon Town on loan in February 2009 until the end of the season, and made an immediate impact for the club, scoring less than two minutes into his debut. He turned from hero to villain later in the game however when he missed a penalty kick, resulting in his new team losing the match 2–1.

He signed for Clevedon on a permanent basis in the summer of 2009, but his 2009–10 season was dogged by injury, so much so that Clevedon's manager, Nicky Tucker, requested he take a pay cut in January 2010. Easter refused the request, but both parties eventually agreed to the termination of his contract, leaving him without a club. He eventually joined Taff's Well in the Welsh First Division for the 2010–11 season. The following year he played for Bridgend Town, where he was the club's joint top goalscorer with Danny Thomas.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
2006–07 Cardiff City 0 0
2006–07 Bristol Rovers (loan) 3 0
2006–07 Torquay United (loan) 10 0
2007–08 Carmarthen Town 29 9
2008–09 Newport County 5 1
2008–09 Carmarthen Town 10 2
2008–09 Clevedon Town (loan) 16 5
2009–10 Clevedon Town 9 2
2010–11 Taff's Well 18 8
2011–12 Bridgend Town ? 10
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