An in-depth look at the career of the Tigers’ first recruit of the January transfer window, Jordan Flores…
Signing for his boyhood club Wigan aged 15, Flores made his first-team debut away to Brentford on the final day of the 2014/15 Championship season.
He scored his first career goal in just his fourth senior outing in a 2-1 win over Fleetwood – a crisp half-volley which was voted Goal of the Season.
The midfielder was also named Young Player of the Season after impressing in his six appearances in 2015/16, three of those coming in League One as the Latics were crowned champions.
He featured four times for Wigan the following campaign before moving on loan to North West neighbours Blackpool in January 2017.
Quickly establishing himself as a key player at Bloomfield Road, Flores netted three goals in 21 outings as the Seasiders secured promotion from League Two via the play-offs.
On his return to Wigan, Flores scored against Blackpool in an EFL Cup tie in August 2017 before joining Chesterfield later that month on a season-long loan.
However, after one goal in 15 matches for the Spireites, his loan was ended early after being involved in a car accident.
Following his recovery, Flores had brief loan spells with Fylde and Swedish outfit Ostensunds before completing a permanent move to League of Ireland Premier Division side Dundalk in February 2019.
It was at Oriel Park that he made his name, helping the Lilywhites win a league and League Cup double in his first season.
The 2020 campaign saw him produce his best goalscoring return to date, with six in 21 matches.
One of those goals – a sensational left-footed volley against Shamrock Rovers – was nominated for the 2020 FIFA Puskas Award, missing out to Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min.
He also netted two goals in the Europa League group stages, including one against Arsenal in a 4-2 defeat at the Aviva Stadium, his final match for the club.
Plundering seven goals in 41 games for Dundalk in total, Flores stands on 90 career appearances.