JJ Hooper

Name: Jonathan James Hooper
Nationality: English
Born: 9th October 1993, Greenwich
Height: 1.85m (6ft 1ins)
Weight: 13 stone
Under-18s debut: 20th August, 2011 v Chelsea (home), Premier Academy League
Position: Forward

London-born striker who hit a hat-trick on his debut for Newcastle's Under-18s against Chelsea on the opening day of the 2010/11 season.

JJ - or Jonathan to give him his Sunday name - had only signed a scholarship with the Academy the previous day, following a successful trial.

Previously with Cray Wanderers and Sevenoaks FC, Hooper made his Reserve debut as a second-half substitute against Bolton in October 2011.

An Arsenal fan whose favourite players are Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, his first second-string goal came at Stoke in September 2012.

In November 2012, he signed for non-league neighbours Darlington on a work experience loan before joining Workington on loan later in the year. In February 2013, he left the Club by mutual consent.