Joining Liverpool academy at the age of eight, Jay Spearing rose through the ranks with the Merseyside club and served as the club’s U18 captain until FA Youth Cup glory in 2007.
The midfielder made his competitive debut for Liverpool’s first team in a 3-1 Champions League win over PSV, before appearing in their 4-0 win over Real Madrid.
Leaving Liverpool in 2013 after making 30 league appearances and after two league loan spells, Spearing joined Bolton Wanderers – the second club he joined on loan while with the Reds.
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Operating through League One and the Championship at Bolton, the midfielder starred in a 1-1 draw with Reading on his debut, winning the man of the match award.
Spearing received the captain’s armband ahead of the 2014/15 campaign, scoring nine times for the Trotters.
After playing more than 150 times for The Trotters in five years with the club, Spearing then joined Blackpool, who were in League One at the time, joining The Seasiders ahead of the 2017/18 third tier campaign.
In three years with the Lancashire club, Spearing has featured 120 times, proving to be an integral part of the club.
Spearing then dropped out of a division to join Tranmere Rovers on a two-year contract before last season.
That first campaign ended with Spearing winning the club’s Player of the Season award as they reached the Ligue 2 play-offs, before being beaten in the semi-finals by eventual promotion winners Morecambe. .
The combative Merseyside-born midfielder has started all 11 games for Micky Mellon’s squad so far, missing just 45 minutes of league action overall as Tranmere seeks promotion again, currently fifth. in the fourth level classification.
If they are to succeed, it looks like Spearing could have a big role to play again this season for the Merseyside club.