Jay Lynch is mostly known for being a very good, young goalkeeper that has surpassed his height limitations. Lynch, who originally joined Wanderers after coming up in Manchester United's youth system, stands at 5-foot-10 but has more than enough agility and reaction speed to compensate. Lynch worked his way up through the development squad to become the first choice goalkeeper for the reserves.
He was handed his first professional contract in July, 2012 alongside three other Bolton youngsters. When Bolton's first choice goalkeepers were injured (Jussi Jaaskelainen or Adam Bogdan), Lynch found himself on the bench in league and cup action for the first team. In addition to that, Jay Lynch trains with the first team on a consistent basis. When backup goalkeeper Andy Lonergan face a knee issue in the 2012/13 season, Jay Lynch saw a run of seven matches on the bench for the first team.