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JAMAL CAMPBELL-RYCE
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  • JAMAL CAMPBELL-RYCE
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UPDATED 12:00 28th November 2016

Classy winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce signed for Barnet Football Club on a free transfer in August 2015 after leaving Sheffield United.

Capable of playing on either flank, Jamal has also shown no little ability in a withdrawn striking role with his close control, awareness and football intelligence to the fore.

Jamal, who is a full Jamaican international, began his career at Charlton Athletic in 2001 and took in loan spells at Leyton Orient, Wimbledon and Chesterfield before leaving The Valley in 2004 with five sub outings to his name.

He joined Rotherham United and featured regularly for the Millers while also spending part of the 2005/06 campaign on loan at Essex rivals Southend and Colchester United.

Both Essex outfits won promotion that season and Jamal enjoyed the unusual distinction of celebrating promotion with both clubs at their end-of-season open bus parades. 

It was for Southend that Jamal signed next, spending an impressive season at Roots Hall and earning a move to Barnsley for a fee in excess of £250,000.

Jamal proved a success at Oakwell, scoring to beat Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday in February 2009 – a goal which guaranteed the Reds their first win at Hillsborough since 1983 and completed their first double over the Owls in 63 years.

In January 2010 Jamal signed for Championship rivals Bristol City for an undisclosed fee and played regularly as a wing-back under Keith Millen. 

However, the appointment of Derek McInnes spelled the beginning of the end of his time at Ashton Gate and he was loaned to Leyton Orient in 2012 before joining Notts County ahead of the 2012/13 campaign.

Jamal bagged nine goals from out wide that season and earned a move to League One side Sheffield United in 2014, signing a two-year contract.

He was a regular during his first season at Bramall Lane, scoring seven times, but ended the campaign back on loan at Notts County before finishing the 2015/16 on loan at Chesterfield.

Released by the Blades in the summer of 2016, Jamal joined up with the Bees for the start of the new campaign.

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