Fulham’s youngster Jay Stansfield will join Exeter City on loan – the team his father played for at the end of his football career.
Adam Stansfield played for Exeter between 2006 and 2010, participating in 142 matches and scoring 37 goals. He was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in April 2010. Adam Stansfield underwent surgery and chemotherapy but died on August 10 of that year.
His funeral at Exeter Cathedral was attended by more than 1,000 mourners.
Exeter fans still celebrate Stansfield to this day. His shirt number 9 was retired for nine years after his death, while there have been a number of tributes to him at St James’s Park in Exeter in the time since his death.
Jay Stansfield played for Exeter until 2020, when he moved to Fulham. He has made four league appearances with the West London club since joining them. The 19-year-old has also capped international matches with the England Under-18 and Under-20 national team.
He will now have the opportunity to play for Exeter in League One.
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