Date of birth
Suffolk-born Stuart came through the youth ranks at Ipswich Town, before moving to Southend United, where he made his first professional appearances.
The combative midfielder then switched to Crystal Palace in 2010 at the age of nineteen, and began to make a name for himself in Croydon, going on to play a dozen games in the Premier League in 2013/14.
Stuart joined the Bluebirds in January 2015 following a loan spell at Blackpool. He became a key part of the 2015/16 side that pushed for a Play-Off place, before spending the second half of the 2016/17 season on loan at MK Dons.