Jack Frank Porteous Cork
(born 25 June 1989) is an English footballer
currently playing for Southampton
. He is a versatile player who can play across the back, and can also play in midfield. He is the son of former Wimbledon
player, former Bolton Wanderers
coach, and Sheffield United
assistant manager Alan Cork
Cork joined the Chelsea youth set up age of nine, and captained both the club's youth and reserve teams.
During the 2006–07 season, Cork twice went on loan to Bournemouth
. Cork was selected to go on Chelsea's pre-season tour of the United States but instead had his place taken by 19 year old full back Ben Jones, in summer 2007, when team-mate Lee Sawyer
was forced to drop out. He made his first appearance for the first-team against Club América
on 14 July. He played out-of-position at left-back for most of the tour.
Cork spent the 2007–08 season on loan at Scunthorpe United
. After 35 appearances, despite Scunthorpe's ultimate relegation from the Football League Championship
, he was voted the club's Player of the Year. His first league goals came for Scunthorpe, both against Coventry City
; in a 1–1 away draw on 27 November 2007
In August 2008, Cork joined......