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Jay Rodriguez | Forward | #9

Team: Southampton
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 176

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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

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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

Jay Rodriguez was a notable absentee from the Southampton squad which arrived at Anfield for the final Premier League match of game week ten.

Ronald Koeman confirmed during Thursdays’ press conference that Rodriguez "is struggling a bit with his feet," and despite training this week the Dutchman decided to rest his striker. Rodriguez has struggled to recapture his pre-injury form since rupturing his cruciate ligament back in April 2014 and this latest setback is said to be a result of him pushing himself too hard. "He needs to recover from the pain to show what he can do as a player, and be patient, that's what he has to do now." Steven Davis, Victor Wanyama and James Ward-Prowse have all recovered from minor knocks while Maarten Stekelenburg is back in goal after missing out last weekend because of a back complaint.
Source: Daily Star
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 12:01:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez scored from the penalty spot in Southampton's 1-1 draw against Midtjylland.

The Southampton forward slotted in from a penalty to draw the match and give the Saints a chance at winning this match-up. They will have to go away from home and earn a win to go through, and that will prove difficult but not impossible. Rodriguez could start again this weekend but is not a sure option at this time.
Source: Daily Echo
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 11:03:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez started Southampton's first Premier League match of the season.

The forward missed the entirety of last season due to a severe knee injury and it's great to see him recover and play again. It will likely take Rodriguez a few weeks to get back to full speed but he definitely shouldn't be on any waiver wires and can be used in fantasy lineups as early as next week. Southampton look to have a potent attack this season and Rodriguez will be involved in goals as long as he stays on the pitch.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 07:24:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez put in a full shift and got on the score sheet late with a long-range strike to help Southampton earn a 1-1 draw with Espanyol.

With a couple of exceptions, Ronanld Koeman unsurprisingly named a much different XI than the one that took on Vitesse in Europa action on Thursday, and it was another chance for Rodriguez to show the ACL injury is completely behind him. The Saints conceded a goal in the first half but the defense were mistake free from then on. In the 85th minute, Espanyol were dispossessed in midfield and Rodriguez casually strolled toward the box before unleashing a well-struck blast from 25 yards out. It remains to be seen how soon Rodriguez can challenge for pitch time and with European competition, there is risk of rotation throughout the Southampton attack. He is certainly worth monitoring though. Cuco Martina and Steven Caulker were handed debuts today. Maya Yoshida is looking the favorite to partner Jose Fonte in Week 1, but be wary of Caulker. He will likely get a crack at some point.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 12:34:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez has looked very impressive in pre-season matches, especially considering he is coming off of an ACL injury.

Rodriguez missed the entirety of last season with the injury and had a number of set-backs that put his timetable back a few months. Despite that, he's looked great in his first few matches this season and he topped it off with a hat-trick yesterday in Southampton 10-0 rout of Quick 20. The opposition was well below Southampton's level but Rodriguez looked healthy and fit and it was encouraging to see him play a full match. If you don't believe us, you can see his third goal in the link below. It's also worth noting Rodriguez started next to Graziano Pelle and the duo seemed to be forming some good chemistry. Southampton has the potential for a lethal attack in the upcoming season.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 02:40:00 PM

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez marked his comeback from a long-term knee injury by scoring twice during his 45-minute second half cameo in Austria.

The Saints took on RB Leipzig but despite losing by the odd-goal in 9 Ronald Koeman can take a number of positives from the opener. Rodriguez was playing for the first time since rupturing his ACL at the Etihad back in April, 2014 while debutants Juanmi and Cedric Soares were impressive throughout. Rodriguez came to prominence during the 2013/14 season netting 15 times from 30 starts – creating 20 chances - and became a surprise contender for the England World Cup squad before injury ended any hopes of travelling to Brazil. Definitely a player to watch over the coming weeks although at £7 million in the official game managers may want to consider similar priced options – Cisse [£6.5] and Sakho [£7.0] – before committing on a player who failed to play any BPL minutes last season.
Source: HITC Sport
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 01:04:00 PM

Jay Rodriguez is expected to make his long awaited return from injury next Wednesday when Southampton take on RasenBallsport Leipzig in their first pre-season game in Austria.

Rodriguez hasn’t featured since rupturing his ACL at the Etihad back in April 2014 and following his lengthy recovery the striker is believed to be ready for action. The return of Rodriguez will be a welcome boost for Koeman as the Saints look to build upon their success of last season. However Southampton will have to do it the hard way again following the exit of England international Nathaniel Clyne and the impending departure of Morgan Schneiderlin. Goalkeeper Fraser Forster will also remain out until the New Year as he continues his recovery from a patellar tendon rupture.
Source: Daily Echo
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 11:14:00 AM