Jay Tabb

Date of birth21 February 1984
Place of birthTooting
NationalityIrish
Weight60 kg
Height1.65 m
PositionMidfielder

A product of Brentford's youth team, Jay was one of several youngsters drafted in to the senior squad following the 6-0 defeat at Swansea City in the final week of the 2000-01 season and he made his debut in the penultimate game against Luton Town.

He gave an accomplished performance and also featured as a substitute for the whole of the second half in the final game against Bury.

Jay's contract was extended to June 2006 in March 2005.

He joined Coventry City in June 2006 with a two-year contract.

Jay joined Reading in January 2009 with a contract to June 2011 that was extended to June 2012 in April 2011.

After a loan spell, he joined Ipswich Town in July 2013 with a two-year contract.


In addition to the details shown below, whilst an unused substitute, Jay was sent-off at half-time of Reading's League Championship Play-Off Final against Swansea City at Wembley on 30 May 2011 for foul and abusive language.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Brentford League Division 2 1
1
2001-02 Brentford League Division 2
3
2002-03 Brentford FA Cup
1
2002-03 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2002-03 Brentford League Division 2 1
4
1
2003-04 Brentford Carling Cup 1
2003-04 Brentford FA Cup 2
1
2003-04 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 1
2
1
2003-04 Brentford League Division 2 22
14
9
1
2004-05 Brentford Carling Cup
1
2004-05 Brentford FA Cup 5
4
1
2004-05 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Brentford League One 29
11
5
4
2004-05 Brentford League One Play-Offs 1
1
2005-06 Brentford Carling Cup
1
2005-06 Brentford FA Cup 5
2005-06 Brentford League One 42
6
9
2005-06 Brentford League One Play-Offs 2
1
2006-07 Coventry City FA Cup 1
2006-07 Coventry City League Championship 22
9
3
5
2007-08 Coventry City Carling Cup 3
1
1
2007-08 Coventry City FA Cup 3
2007-08 Coventry City League Championship 40
2
5
4
2008-09 Coventry City Carling Cup 1
2008-09 Coventry City League Championship 21
1
3
4
2008-09 Reading League Championship 6
3
1
2008-09 Reading League Championship Play-Offs 2
2009-10 Reading Carling Cup
1
2009-10 Reading FA Cup 2
1
2
2009-10 Reading League Championship 27
1
2010-11 Reading Carling Cup 1
2010-11 Reading FA Cup 2
2010-11 Reading League Championship 15
6
1
2010-11 Reading League Championship Play-Offs
1
2011-12 Reading Carling Cup 1
2011-12 Reading FA Cup 1
2011-12 Reading League Championship 10
9
1
2012-13 Ipswich Town League Championship 7
2
1
2012-13 Reading Capital One Cup 2
1
2012-13 Reading FA Cup 1
2012-13 Reading Premier League 12
2
2013-14 Ipswich Town Capital One Cup 1
2013-14 Ipswich Town FA Cup 2
2013-14 Ipswich Town League Championship 14
13
1
3
2014-15 Ipswich Town League Championship 7
4
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 May 2001 Brentford v Luton Town D 2-2 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Brentford v Bury W 3-1 League Division 2
24 Jan 2002 Brentford v Brighton and Hove Albion W 4-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 2
19 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Brentford W 1-3 League Division 2
12 Nov 2002 Plymouth Argyle v Brentford W 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
16 Nov 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford W 2-4 FA Cup 1st round
23 Nov 2002 Brentford v Wigan Athletic L 0-1 League Division 2
30 Nov 2002 Cheltenham Town v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
10 Dec 2002 Brentford v Kidderminster Harriers W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
19 Apr 2003 Brentford v Queens Park Rangers L 1-2 League Division 2
21 Apr 2003 Chesterfield v Brentford W 0-2 League Division 2
03 May 2003 Brentford v Peterborough United D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Aug 2003 Tranmere Rovers v Brentford L 4-1 League Division 2
12 Aug 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Brentford L 4-0 Carling Cup 1st round
16 Aug 2003 Brentford v Peterborough United L 0-3 League Division 2
30 Aug 2003 Port Vale v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
06 Sep 2003 Brentford v Plymouth Argyle L 1-3 League Division 2
16 Sep 2003 Brentford v Blackpool D 0-0 League Division 2
20 Sep 2003 Brentford v Hartlepool United W 2-1 League Division 2
04 Oct 2003 Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-3 League Division 2
14 Oct 2003 Barnet v Brentford D 3-3 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
18 Oct 2003 Brentford v Luton Town W 4-2 League Division 2
21 Oct 2003 Brentford v Brighton and Hove Albion W 4-0 League Division 2
25 Oct 2003 Notts County v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
01 Nov 2003 Brentford v Barnsley W 2-1 League Division 2
08 Nov 2003 Brentford v Gainsborough Trinity W 7-1 FA Cup 1st round
11 Nov 2003 Queens Park Rangers v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
15 Nov 2003 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford W 1-2 League Division 2
22 Nov 2003 Brentford v Grimsby Town L 1-3 League Division 2
29 Nov 2003 AFC Bournemouth v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
06 Dec 2003 Telford United v Brentford L 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round
13 Dec 2003 Stockport County v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
20 Dec 2003 Brentford v Swindon Town L 0-2 League Division 2
17 Jan 2004 Peterborough United v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
24 Jan 2004 Brentford v Wrexham L 0-1 League Division 2
31 Jan 2004 Brentford v Port Vale W 3-2 League Division 2
07 Feb 2004 Bristol City v Brentford L 3-1 League Division 2
14 Feb 2004 Brentford v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division 2
21 Feb 2004 Luton Town v Brentford L 4-1 League Division 2
28 Feb 2004 Brentford v Notts County L 2-3 League Division 2
02 Mar 2004 Brighton and Hove Albion v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2004 Swindon Town v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
13 Mar 2004 Brentford v Stockport County L 0-2 League Division 2
20 Mar 2004 Brentford v Rushden and Diamonds W 3-2 League Division 2
27 Mar 2004 Hartlepool United v Brentford W 1-2 League Division 2
03 Apr 2004 Brentford v Chesterfield D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Apr 2004 Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
12 Apr 2004 Brentford v Colchester United W 3-2 League Division 2
17 Apr 2004 Barnsley v Brentford W 0-2 League Division 2
24 Apr 2004 Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers D 1-1 League Division 2
01 May 2004 Grimsby Town v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
08 May 2004 Brentford v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League Division 2
07 Aug 2004 Chesterfield v Brentford L 3-1 League One
10 Aug 2004 Brentford v Doncaster Rovers W 4-3 League One
14 Aug 2004 Brentford v Wrexham W 1-0 League One
21 Aug 2004 Peterborough United v Brentford L 3-0 League One
24 Aug 2004 Ipswich Town v Brentford L 2-1 Carling Cup 1st round
28 Aug 2004 Brentford v Stockport County W 3-0 League One
11 Sep 2004 Torquay United v Brentford D 2-2 League One
18 Sep 2004 Brentford v Port Vale W 1-0 League One
25 Sep 2004 Walsall v Brentford W 0-1 League One
28 Sep 2004 Brentford v Milton Keynes Dons L 0-3 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
02 Oct 2004 Brentford v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League One
16 Oct 2004 Milton Keynes Dons v Brentford D 0-0 League One
19 Oct 2004 Brentford v Hartlepool United W 2-1 League One
23 Oct 2004 Brentford v Blackpool L 0-3 League One
30 Oct 2004 Tranmere Rovers v Brentford L 1-0 League One
07 Nov 2004 Huddersfield Town v Brentford D 1-1 League One
12 Nov 2004 Bristol City v Brentford D 1-1 FA Cup 1st round
20 Nov 2004 Brentford v Bradford City L 1-2 League One
25 Nov 2004 Brentford v Bristol City D 1-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
27 Nov 2004 Hull City v Brentford L 2-0 League One
05 Dec 2004 Hinckley United v Brentford D 0-0 FA Cup 2nd round
07 Dec 2004 Brentford v Luton Town W 2-0 League One
11 Dec 2004 Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford W 1-2 League One
14 Dec 2004 Brentford v Hinckley United W 2-1 FA Cup 2nd round replay
26 Dec 2004 Brentford v Torquay United L 1-3 League One
28 Dec 2004 Swindon Town v Brentford L 3-0 League One
01 Jan 2005 AFC Bournemouth v Brentford L 3-2 League One
03 Jan 2005 Brentford v Walsall W 1-0 League One
08 Jan 2005 Luton Town v Brentford W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Port Vale v Brentford W 0-1 League One
22 Jan 2005 Brentford v Swindon Town W 2-1 League One
25 Jan 2005 Brentford v Barnsley D 1-1 League One
29 Jan 2005 Brentford v Hartlepool United D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
12 Feb 2005 Hartlepool United v Brentford W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
19 Feb 2005 Southampton v Brentford D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2005 Hartlepool United v Brentford L 3-1 League One
26 Feb 2005 Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday D 3-3 League One
01 Mar 2005 Brentford v Southampton L 1-3 FA Cup 5th round replay
05 Mar 2005 Colchester United v Brentford W 0-1 League One
12 Mar 2005 Doncaster Rovers v Brentford D 0-0 League One
15 Mar 2005 Oldham Athletic v Brentford W 0-2 League One
19 Mar 2005 Brentford v Chesterfield D 2-2 League One
22 Mar 2005 Blackpool v Brentford L 2-1 League One
28 Mar 2005 Brentford v Peterborough United D 0-0 League One
02 Apr 2005 Stockport County v Brentford W 1-2 League One
09 Apr 2005 Brentford v Bristol City W 1-0 League One
12 Apr 2005 Brentford v Tranmere Rovers W 1-0 League One
16 Apr 2005 Bradford City v Brentford L 4-1 League One
23 Apr 2005 Brentford v Huddersfield Town L 0-1 League One
03 May 2005 Wrexham v Brentford W 1-2 League One
07 May 2005 Brentford v Hull City W 2-1 League One
12 May 2005 Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford L 1-0 League One Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
16 May 2005 Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 League One Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
06 Aug 2005 Brentford v Scunthorpe United W 2-0 League One
10 Aug 2005 Chesterfield v Brentford W 1-3 League One
20 Aug 2005 Brentford v Tranmere Rovers W 2-0 League One
23 Aug 2005 Cheltenham Town v Brentford L 5-0 Carling Cup 1st round
27 Aug 2005 Barnsley v Brentford D 1-1 League One
29 Aug 2005 Brentford v Gillingham D 1-1 League One
03 Sep 2005 Nottingham Forest v Brentford W 1-2 League One
10 Sep 2005 Brentford v Milton Keynes Dons W 1-0 League One
17 Sep 2005 Huddersfield Town v Brentford L 3-2 League One
24 Sep 2005 Brentford v Bristol City L 2-3 League One
27 Sep 2005 Walsall v Brentford D 0-0 League One
01 Oct 2005 Brentford v Rotherham United W 2-1 League One
15 Oct 2005 Brentford v Swindon Town D 0-0 League One
22 Oct 2005 Blackpool v Brentford D 0-0 League One
29 Oct 2005 Brentford v AFC Bournemouth L 0-2 League One
05 Nov 2005 Rochdale v Brentford W 0-1 FA Cup 1st round
12 Nov 2005 Hartlepool United v Brentford W 1-2 League One
19 Nov 2005 Brentford v Oldham Athletic D 3-3 League One
26 Nov 2005 Scunthorpe United v Brentford W 1-3 League One
03 Dec 2005 Oldham Athletic v Brentford D 1-1 FA Cup 2nd round
06 Dec 2005 Brentford v Yeovil Town W 3-2 League One
13 Dec 2005 Brentford v Oldham Athletic W 1-0 FA Cup 2nd round replay
17 Dec 2005 Tranmere Rovers v Brentford W 1-4 League One
31 Dec 2005 Brentford v Colchester United L 0-2 League One
02 Jan 2006 Bradford City v Brentford D 3-3 League One
14 Jan 2006 Southend United v Brentford L 4-1 League One
17 Jan 2006 Brentford v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League One
21 Jan 2006 Brentford v Huddersfield Town W 2-0 League One
28 Jan 2006 Brentford v Sunderland W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 2006 Brentford v Walsall W 5-0 League One
11 Feb 2006 Bristol City v Brentford W 0-1 League One
14 Feb 2006 Brentford v Southend United W 2-0 League One
18 Feb 2006 Charlton Athletic v Brentford L 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 2006 Brentford v Port Vale L 0-1 League One
28 Feb 2006 Doncaster Rovers v Brentford D 0-0 League One
07 Mar 2006 Yeovil Town v Brentford W 1-2 League One
11 Mar 2006 Brentford v Barnsley W 3-1 League One
17 Mar 2006 Swansea City v Brentford L 2-1 League One
21 Mar 2006 Gillingham v Brentford L 3-2 League One
25 Mar 2006 Brentford v Doncaster Rovers L 0-1 League One
28 Mar 2006 Milton Keynes Dons v Brentford W 0-1 League One
01 Apr 2006 Colchester United v Brentford D 1-1 League One
08 Apr 2006 Brentford v Bradford City D 1-1 League One
15 Apr 2006 Rotherham United v Brentford D 2-2 League One
17 Apr 2006 Brentford v Blackpool D 1-1 League One
22 Apr 2006 Swindon Town v Brentford W 1-3 League One
29 Apr 2006 Brentford v Hartlepool United D 1-1 League One
06 May 2006 AFC Bournemouth v Brentford D 2-2 League One
11 May 2006 Swansea City v Brentford D 1-1 League One Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
14 May 2006 Brentford v Swansea City L 0-2 League One Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Brentford 23 Jul 2000 30 Jun 2006
Crawley Town 11 Feb 2003 11 Mar 2003 L
Coventry City 30 Jun 2006 19 Jan 2009
Reading 19 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2013
Ipswich Town 08 Mar 2013 31 May 2013 L
Ipswich Town 01 Jul 2013

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2003-04 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 3
2
2004-05 Republic of Ireland Under-21
1
1
2005-06 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
2005-06 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 May 2004 Republic of Ireland v Scotland W 3-1 Under-21
17 Aug 2004 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria W 3-2 U21
03 Sep 2004 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
07 Sep 2004 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland L 4-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
08 Oct 2004 France v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
25 Mar 2005 Israel v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
03 Jun 2005 Republic of Ireland v Israel D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
16 Aug 2005 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 U21
07 Oct 2005 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
11 Oct 2005 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 4


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.