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Davis praises Stephens
Club captain Steven Davis has heaped praise on Southampton defender Jack Stephens.
Stephens: We have to move on
Jack Stephens knows that Southampton cannot afford to dwell upon their 3-0 defeat to Manchester City for too long.
Video: Stephens on defeat to City
Jack Stephens reflects on Saints' 3-0 loss.
Stephens relishing Cherries test
Jack Stephens is relishing being back in Premier League action with Southampton against AFC Bournemouth.
Video: Stephens previews Bournemouth clash
Watch as Southampton defender Jack Stephens talks about facing AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League.
McQueen features in Young Lions success
Sam McQueen plays the full game as England U21s win in Denmark.
Stephens and McQueen set for action
Saints duo with England Under-21s for trip to Denmark.
Stephens features in England U21 defeat
Saints defender plays full game in loss to Germany.
Busy day of internationals ahead
As many as six Saints stars set to be involved.
International calls for 14 Saints stars
Southampton will have 14 players away representing their countries during the international break.
McQueen nets first international call
Sam McQueen has joined Southampton teammate Jack Stephens in the England Under-21 squad for the forthcoming games against Germany and Denmark.
Stephens: Plenty to play for
Jack Stephens previews the trip to Watford and the rest of the season.
Stephens: It's been a great experience
Jack Stephens reflects on a memorable two-month spell.
Video: Stephens on Wembley and Watford
Watch Jack Stephens reflect on Wembley and look ahead to Watford.
Stephens: Our togetherness can carry us forward
Jack Stephens talks about moving on from EFL Cup final heartache.
Clean sheet delights Stephens
Southampton's Jack Stephens credits the whole team for clean sheet against Sunderland.
Video: Stephens reflects on big win at Sunderland
Jack Stephens reflects on Southampton's 4-0 win against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Stephens: We needed that
Jack Stephens delighted with the victory against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Stephens: We can bounce back
Jack Stephens looks ahead to today's clash against West Ham in the Premier League
Puel on Stephens and Sims
Claude Puel praises young duo for their integral roles in the EFL Cup success over Liverpool.
Video: Stephens on reaching Wembley
Hear from defender Jack Stephens after Saints booked an EFL Cup final appearance at Wembley Stadium with a win over Liverpool.
Stephens: The fans carried us over the line
Jack Stephens has heaped praise on the Southampton travelling support for the role that they played in helping Saints reach the EFL Cup final.
Yoshida deserved the captaincy, says Puel
Claude Puel on why he named Maya Yoshida captain for the game against Norwich City.
Jack Stephens Saints HistoryLast updated 27 Apr 2017
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Jack Stephens BiographyLast updated 11 Feb 2017
Former clubs: Plymouth Argyle
Defender Stephens joined Southampton as a 17-year-old having broken into the first team at Plymouth Argyle.
The Cornwall youngster made his professional debut for Argyle at the age of 16, coming on as a substitute in a League 1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on 18th September 2010.
His first start would come in a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy game against Cheltenham Town the following month, and he kept his place for the Pilgrims’ next game. In total, he made six appearances for Plymouth before moving to St Mary’s in April 2011 having turned 17 just over two months earlier.
Stephens was a regular for Saints’ Under-18s in 2011/12 as they finished second in the Premier Academy League Group A having been narrowly pipped to first by eventual champions Fulham.
The youngster was also included in the First Team squad for an FA Cup third-round game at Coventry in January 2012, making his debut as an 89th-minute substitute in a 2-1 win at the Ricoh Arena. He turned 18 on 27th January, and was then named as an unused replacement during a fourth-round tie against Millwall the following day. He also made the bench for the subsequent replay against the Lions.
International recognition would follow in March, when Jack was called into the England Under-18 squad for the first time. He played the first half as the Young Lions ran out three-nil winners at Gresty Road in Crewe.
Following Southampton’s promotion to the Barclays Premier League, Stephens was one of four youngsters to be promoted into the First Team ahead of the 2012-13 season. Jack – along with James Ward-Prowse, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers – joined up with the senior squad for their pre-season preparations, which began with the Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup. Stephens was named in a 24-man Saints squad for the three-team tournament, playing in our penalty victory over eventual cup-winners Arsenal.
Continuing his development
Jack started the competitive season with the Under-21s, playing for the Development Squad in the newly-created Barclays U21 Premier League. He was also named on the bench for the First Team’s Capital One Cup second-round game against Stevenage in August 2012.
Further international honours came the following month, when Stephens was called into England’s Under-19 side for the first time. Jack earned his first U19 cap playing alongside Saints teammate Chambers in European Championship qualifiers against Estonia, the Faroe Islands and Ukraine in Lithuania. The duo were then joined in the squad by James Ward-Prowse for a friendly win over Finland in Telford last November.
Back on the domestic front, Stephens was a virtual ever-present as our Under-21s progressed through to the Elite Group stage of the U21 Premier League. He was handed the captaincy midway through the season, and has led the team admirably as they push for a top-three finish and qualification for the knockout phase to determine the competition’s overall champion.
He spent the whole 2014/15 season on loan with League 1 side Swindon – joined by Saints Academy graduate Jordan Turnbull – following his short loan deal with the Robins at the end of the 2013/14 campaign. The defender was a key player for Mark Cooper’s side, making 37 appearances and helping them reach the play-off final at Wembley, where they lost 4-0 to Preston North End.
Stephens, along with Saints teammate, went on to represent England Under-20s at the 2015 Toulon Tournament, where the Young Lions finished in fourth place.
The defender spent time on loan at Middlesbrough and Coventry City during the 2015/16 campaign as he continued his development away from St Mary's, before winning the Toulon Tournament alongside Matt Targett and James Ward-Prowse.