Yeovil Town : Diallang Jaiyesimi Profile
Diallang Jaiyesimi: Player Profile

Diallang Jaiyesimi
Diallang Jaiyesimi
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Name: Diallang Jaiyesimi

Position: Left Wing

Date of Birth: 7 May 1998

Place of Birth: Southwark

Profile : Diallang Jaiyesimi was signed on loan by Yeovil Town on June 20th 2018, as their first arrival of that summer. Born in Southwark on May 7th 1998, he was originally on the books of the Aspire Academy, who act as a feeder for Dulwich Hamlet. He was their Under-18s captain. Snapped up by Norwich City to play for their Under-18s he was given a two and a half year contract by the Canaries in January 2016. That deal was extended in November 2017 to run as far as 2020, with an extra year's option available to the Canaries.

He has yet to make a first team appearance for the Canaries, but made three substitute appearances for them in the Football League Trophy as part of Norwich's Under-21s side during the 2016-17 season. During that season he also played for Norwich's Under-23s side, where he scored 8 goals in 33 appearances.

The 2017-18 season saw him go out on loan, where he made 35 appearances for Grimsby Town in League Two. He scored one goal as part of his loan spell, against Scunthorpe United in the Football League Trophy in October 2017. The vast majority of those came from the bench, with 10 starts at League Two level. He is relatively flexible, operating as a winger in the main, but can also play as an attacking midfielder or as a supporting striker.

He was a half time substitute in Grimsby's 3-0 defeat against Yeovil Town in January 2018, playing as a left wing-back on the night. However, he was an unused substitute in the September 2017 game at Blundell Park that saw the home side win 2-1. When Russell Slade left Grimsby in February 2018, Jaiyesimi's time on the pitch began to fizzle out, being involved in only six matches during the final three months of the season, with no time on the pitch during his final month, when new boss Michael Jolley had begun to turn around results on the field of play. As a result his final moment for Grimsby came on April 7th as a 68th minute substitute, before seeing out the season as a benchwarmer.

Although born in London, he is also eligible to play for Nigeria. He was called up for their Under-20s squad, but has yet to get onto the field of play for his country.

Jaiyesimi has signed a loan deal with Yeovil Town that will see him remain at Huish Park for the duration of the 2018-19 season.

Total Appearances: 11

Total Goals: 2

Debut Appearance: 4 August 2018

Debut Goal: 11 August 2018

First Team Goal Summary At Yeovil Town for Diallang Jaiyesimi

Season LGE FAC FAT LGC SPC Total
2018-19 2 0 0 0 0 2
Grand Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2


First Team Appearances Summary for Diallang Jaiyesimi

SeasonLGEFACFATLGCSPCTotal
2018-199001(1)011
Totals9001(1)011

Key To Table
LGE League Competition
FAC FA Competition (Major)
FAT FA Competition (Minor)
LGC League Cup
SPC Somerset Premier Cup
Diallang Jaiyesimi Interviews

DateDescriptionLink
11/08/2018Diallang Jaiyesimi Speaks To The BBC After The 2-2 Draw Against Mansfield TownView


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