Meet the Players – Jordan Dyer

We caught up with recent arrival Jordan Dyer to get the lowdown on his move to Twerton Park. We asked him about his career so far, his knowledge of Bath City, and his hopes and aspirations during his time here… Firstly, welcome to Bath City. How did the loan move come about? “
Thank you. Currently at Exeter City I haven’t been able to get the game time that every footballer would hope for, therefore I need to go out to get valuable game time at the highest level possible. Bath came in for me and it was a no-brainer with it, being not too far and both parties being on the same page.”
What do you know about Bath City?
“In my time at Exeter, I have played against Bath on a few occasions, mainly in pre- season and they have always been a tough side to face. They have always been a strong team in this division and strive to progress further. A couple of lads I know have played for Bath and always spoken highly of the club.”
Can you give us a brief rundown of your career to date?
“I started my career at Whipton youth (a team in Exeter) from the age of 7-10. I signed for Exeter at 9/10 years old and have been there ever since. In my second year as a scholar, I went on loan for a short period at Bideford and then, shortly after, spent from January at Tiverton Town. I spent another year after that at Tiverton and had a successful loan period there playing every game and getting valuable men’s experience at a young age. Throughout that year, I made my Exeter début and featured in a successful Trophy campaign, where we reached a semi- final. The following year, I had a short loan at Chippenham Town; however with covid, it got cut short. Later that year made my league début for Exeter. I am now in my 3rd year of being a pro and have had a month on loan at Yeovil, which didn’t quite have the game time I had hoped for, and now have signed for Bath for the rest of the season.”
How would you describe yourself as a player?
“I am a mainly a central defender and I am at my best when I play on the front foot. I am aggressive in my defending and read the game well. I’ll always give 110% in everything I do.”
Do you know any of the players here?
“I know Cody through my time at college as he was one of my lecturers, Fletch I played with at Tiverton, Eddie I played with at Chippenham and Els was training with Exeter whilst I’ve been there. All the lads have been very good and I’m looking forward to playing with them again.”
Both Alex Hartridge and Will Dean have enjoyed loan spells from Exeter here over the last couple of seasons, did they speak to you at all about the club?
“Both lads enjoyed their time at Bath whilst involved in successful teams here. I’ve spoken more so with Alex as I see him on a day-to-day basis, and he was here on more of a longer term basis and he really enjoyed it. He has spoken about how valuable it has been to get himself ready for Exeter’s first team and allowed himself to become a first team regular. He spoke about the high ambition of the club and how well it is run, and says what a good club it is to be a part of.”
What targets do you have coming here to Bath, is it just to play games and gain experience?
“No it is not. Of course, game time and experience is vital as a younger player in the game, however it is much more of use in a successful team. My aim is to try and help Bath keep clean sheets and get the club higher in the table, which with the squad they have are more than capable of doing.”
Finally, what are your first impressions of the club, the first aim must be to climb that league table?
“My first impressions of the club are that it hasn’t quite had the start that it would have hoped for. It’s a very well run club and with the quality of coaching and players in the dressing room we want to turn this around and definitely strive to be higher in the table. That will come by taking each game one at a time and aiming to take 3 points.”