Jamaal Lascelles Player Profile
Debut: Oldham Athletic (H, 1-0), 13/03/2012
With appearances at England U18 and U19 level, it is no surprise Nottingham Forest’s highly-rated defender Jamaal Lascelles had attracted interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. But it was to be Stevenage who captured his services first, albeit on a loan deal in spring 2012.
Boro’ manager Gary Smith moved to secure his signature on a temporary basis as the Hertfordshire club embarked on a relentless run of games in the hunt for a League One playoff spot. Mark Roberts and Jon Ashton had been as dependable as ever throughout the campaign, but Lascelles offered Smith another option.
Although he didn’t arrive at the Lamex with much experience of first team football at the City Ground, he certainly came regarded among English football’s brightest prospects and is surely a name that many will come to know as his career flourishes in the years after his stay at Boro’.