Former Ireland under 21 international midfielder who signed from Coventry City for an undisclosed fee in January 2009.
Jay was born in Tooting and began his footballing career in the youth system at Crystal Palace. He then moved to Brentford and was soon joined by Steve Coppell.
Coppell showed confidence in his ability by using him in the Bees' first team aged just 17, and Tabb went on to flourish under Wally Downes' management at Griffin Park, establishing himself as a first team regular.
In the summer of 2006 his contract with Brentford came to an end and he chose to make the step up to the Championship with Coventry City. He made 91(+8) appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring 11 goals, before reuniting with Coppell at Madejski Stadium on a permanent basis.
He is a crowd favourite thanks to his never-say-die attitude, fantastic workrate and excellent technical ability. He is also an interesting character away from the pitch, owning a racehorse with former Coventry teammate Ben Turner, playing piano and also enjoying cricket and rugby when he can.
The midfielder summed up the importance of the squad as a whole during the 2011/12 promotion winning campaign, giving his all whenever he was called upon - and picked up his first piece of silverware in the npower Championship trophy.