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Jay Rodriguez | Forward | #19

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 176

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Jay Rodriguez will be available to Alan Pardew in Week 27 as claims that he racially abused Gaetan Bonk of Brighton are investigated.
For his part, Jay Rodriguez denies any wrong-doing in the incident. The club is backing their man and the manager has indicated that not only will Rodriguez be available but that he will pick him. Over and above Rodriguez's status for this week, Pardew has to figure out how to mesh three fairly distinctive forward styles between newly arrived Daniel Sturridge, JRod, and Salomon Rondon. Rodriguez has been playing very well so the hope would be that any solution would feature him as the lone proven solution at West Brom. Daniel Sturridge is surely enticing given his track record but until he does it at the Hawthorns then Rodriguez should be the first name on the team sheet in attack. Feb 9 - 3:51 PM

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West Brom took a step toward leaving the relegation zone in a 1-1 draw away at Everton on Saturday.

West Brom still sit two points from leaving the relegation zone, but going undefeated in three matches this week—including an FA Cup game—has certainly raised the club's spirits. Jay Rodriguez put the Baggies ahead in just the eighth minute after Grzegorz Krychowiak sent a brilliant outside-of-the-foot pass in between Everton defenders for Rodriguez to coolly put away for his fourth goal of the season. But Everton answered back in the 70th minute thanks to Oumar Niasse's equalizer, and West Brom watched as its final shot of the game hit the crossbar in the 96th minute.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 20 - 12:25 PM

Jay Rodriguez will have wanted a first half penalty called against Shkodran Mustafi but it wasn't to be as Arsenal moved past it and beat West Brom 2-0 at the Emirates.

Rodriguez played a good match and it was one that could have been much better had he stayed down and forced the hand of the referee when he was tackled hard in the box by Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi. Rather than staying down, Rodriguez recovered and kept on with his attacking move. It was the right move to make from a sporting point of view but probably not the most pragmatic thing to do. Let off the hook for a difficult call, the official let play continue and Arsenal came through unscathed. The Gunners went on to score two Alexandre Lacazette goals while all Albion could do was reply with a couple of Rodriguez shots on target.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 05:18:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez headed home his first goal for his new side but Tony Pulis' current side couldn't keep his old side off the scoreboard and had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

The Ahmed Hegazi dream start to the season came to a crashing halt as the deputy center back sliced the ball away from Ben Foster allowing Peter Crouch to equalize. West Brom looked like they might be on their way to a third 1-0 win on the trot after Jay Rodriguez finally scored his first goal for Tony Pulis after coming over from Southampton over the summer. Albion will still be happy opening the season with seven points from their first three matches.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Jay Rodriguez was one of a number of West Brom attackers to narrowly miss scoring as Albion fell 2-0 to a pair of deflected Crystal Palace goals in the Premier League Asia Cup pre-season tournament.

Hopes are high that Jay Rodriguez can shake off a couple of seasons lost to injury and be the prolific forward that West Brom have lacked since Romelu Lukaku left and Saido Berahino failed to capitalize on his early promise. There were some positive signs for both Rodriguez and Albion overall despite the 2-0 loss. Matt Phillips once again played without injuring himself. Rodriguez and Rondon were both dangerous and Nacer Chadli started despite rumblings of discontent earlier in the summer.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 09:58:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion confirm Jay Rodriguez will sign in a £12 million deal.

The former Southampton striker had been heavily linked with a move away from St Mary’s in recent weeks following another disappointing and injury hampered season on the south coast. His 9 Premier League starts returned five goals under Claude Puel, but following the arrival of Manolo Gabbiadini in January, the 27-year-old slipped further down the pecking order. Rodriguez was on the cusp of the England World Cup squad in 2014 before an ACL rupture cruelly robbed him of his dream and he spent the next 14 months on the sidelines. J-Rod as he is more affectionately known, then suffered another setback and missed a large chunk of 2015/16 following foot surgery, and has struggled ever since to nail down a regular spot. An undoubted talent, Rodriguez will be hoping his move to the Hawthorns can kick start his stuttering career, and possibly throw him back into the Three Lions limelight with a place in Russia [2018 World Cup] up for grabs.
Source: Eurosport UK
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 11:48:00 AM

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez is closing in on a move away from Southampton.

Newcastle and Burnley are rumoured to be interested in securing his signature but it's Tony Pulis at West Brom who is most keen. Since rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament towards the back end of the 2013/14 campaign, when Rodriguez broke through the 15 goal barrier in the league, "JRod" has struggled to get regular game time at St Mary's. He made 34 appearances for Southampton last season, starting just 9 PL games and scoring just 6 in all competitions. Thus, a move away had been anticipated for the forward, who has nearly left the club in both of the last two transfer windows. The Baggies are willing to pay £12 million to bolster their options up top as they had just Hal Robson-Kanu and Solomon Rondon leading their line last season. A deal is unlikely to be completed imminently as Rodriguez is on vacation.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 12:49:00 PM

Southampton boss Jay Rodriguez has stated that striker Jay Rodriguez's game-winning brace in the 3-1 victory over Bournemouth is deserved.

Rodriguez's brace was his first in the Premier League since March 2014, with this triumph hopefully marking the end of a long spell of injury torment. The England international's bad luck saw both his knees and a foot go under the knife one after the next over an extended period, but Puel insists he never saw his dedication in training dip while in rehab. The Rodriguez goals place him in a commanding position for taking over Charlie Austin's starting XI berth on a permanent basis with the forward ruled out with a shoulder injury.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 03:17:00 PM

Southampton overcame an early deficit as Jay Rodriguez's second half brace helped the Saints to a 3-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday.

The Saints would not be denied at the Vitality Stadium as Ryan Bertrand erased an early deficit in the 14th minute, while Rodriguez suppled a delightful double to secure full points. Bertrand's strike nullified a fine 6th-minute diving header by Bournemouth's Nathan Ake and as a result the scoreline remained deadlocked at halftime. Southampton wasted no time after the restart as substitute Steven Davis combined with Sofiane Boufal before chipping over goalkeeper Artur Boruc, setting Rodriguez up with a simple finish. After coming close again, Rodriguez completed his brace and sealed the victory in the 85th minute when he thundered home a 20-yard volley. The 3-1 win lifts Southampton over West Brom to 7th in the table, on 24 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Southampton continued its undefeated start to the Premier League season under Claude Puel with a 1-1 draw against Sunderland.

Saints went down late after captain Jose Fonte gave up a late penalty by bringing down Jermain Defoe in the box–Defoe then went on to convert the penalty in the 80th minute. But Jay Rodriguez responded to rumors of a season-long loan to West Bromwich Abion, by coming on as a second-half substitute after nearly two years out with injury to score his first goal of the season just 11 minutes later after taking a las from James Ward-Prowse and burying the chance past Jordan Pickford to seal the 1-1 draw.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 12:01:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion is reportedly closing in on a season-long loan move for Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez this week.

The 27-year-old forward spent much of last season recovering from a serious knee injury as well as the entire 2014/15 season after a breakthrough year in 2013/14 that saw him score 15 goals and earn a call-up into the England national team. Despite fully recovering from his injuries, there seems to be no place for Rodriguez in Claude Puel's first team as Saints are open to a loan move. Tony Pulis' West Brom has been actively searching for attacking options and is in talks to take Rodriguez on loan, which could spell the end for Saido Berahino.
Source: Daily Mail
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 05:50:00 AM

Jay Rodriguez says he feels fully fit and is hoping for a quick return to first-team action after making his comeback for the Under-21s against Middlesbrough on Monday night.

The Saints striker has endured a stop / start couple of years since rupturing his ACL in April 2014 and Rodriguez was hoping to force his way back into the England squad for this summers’ European Championships in France. But a nerve problem in his foot effectively ended those dreams back in October. Rodriguez has made eight Premier League appearances this term – including two starts – and although the 26-year-old has not scored in the league he did get on the scoresheet in the Europa League and Capital One Cup before his setback. Graziano Pelle also confirmed earlier this week that he was over a niggling knee injury – the reason behind his recent goal drought – to further boost the Saints attacking options.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 07:53:00 AM

Southampton have confirmed that striker Jay Rodriguez will go under the knife on Tuesday to remedy a niggling foot problem which has hampered the 26-year-old recently.

Rodriguez spent more than a year on the side-lines having ruptured his ACL back in April, 2014 and the England international was slowly returning to full fitness. However, the striker began to experience pain in his foot around 6-weeks ago which is believed to be linked to a nerve issue, and following a specialist consultation, surgery has been agreed as the best course of action. If all goes to plan then Rodriguez could miss around 8-weeks meaning a possible return against Man United in January. With Graziano Pelle suspended for the trip to City this week, Ronald Koeman may be forced into playing Sadio Mane or the fit-again Shane Long in a more advanced central role at The Etihad.
Source: Daily Echo
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Jay Rodriguez is likely to need surgery to cure a persistent foot problem.

The Saints striker is said to be "hugely disappointed" by the news having fought so hard to return to fitness after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in April, 2014. This latest setback will effectively end any hopes of Rodriguez playing at next summers’ European Championship in France. The 26-year-old has been restricted to a bit part role in the Premier League this season – just two starts – however the England international did fare a little better in the League Cup and Europa League where he managed to score 3-times. A final decision will be made by Saturday and if, as expected, it’s agreed then Rodriguez will go under the knife early next week.
Source: Daily Echo
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Jay Rodriguez will miss this weekend's clash against Bournemouth.

Jay Rodriguez is dealing with a foot problem and will not be available for selection this weekend. Both him and Shane Long will miss out, while Mane is also absent due to a suspension. James Ward-Prowse is likely to get the start and he holds some value in a good matchup this weekend.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 01:00:00 PM