07 Nov 2001
Energetic midfielder Jake Giddings is a bright young prospect who put pen to paper on a two-year scholarship deal in May 2018.
Giddings has impressed at the Academy of Football throughout his teenage years, even receiving a masterclass from Club captain Mark Noble in 2015.
Most often deployed at the base of midfield, his impressive form at U16 level led to Giddings taking the next step in 2018/19, making his U18 Premier League debut in the 2-2 draw against Brighton in December 2018 and going on to conclude the season with eleven league appearances to his name.
In 2019/20, Giddings was described as an "unsung hero" by U18s Lead Coach Kevin Keen for his consistency and graft throughout the first half of their campaign.
*Stats are U18 Premier League South matches only