Daniel Jones (footballer)

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Daniel Jones
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Jones warming up for Port Vale before the match against Northampton Town on 20 April 2013.
Personal information
Full name Daniel Jeffrey Jones
Date of birth (1986-12-23) 23 December 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Rowley Regis, England[1]
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Left-back / Left-wing
Club information
Current team
Chesterfield
Number 3
Youth career
1997–2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 (0)
2007–2008 Northampton Town (loan) 33 (3)
2008 Oldham Athletic (loan) 12 (1)
2009 Oldham Athletic (loan) 11 (0)
2009 Notts County (loan) 7 (1)
2010 Bristol Rovers (loan) 17 (0)
2010–2013 Sheffield Wednesday 37 (0)
2013–2014 Port Vale 36 (1)
2014– Chesterfield 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:50, 17 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Jeffrey Jones (born 23 December 1986) is an English footballer who will join Chesterfield in July 2014. He is able to play as a left-back or on the left side of midfield.

He began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, turning professional in January 2005 after a long association as a youth team prospect. He was loaned out to Northampton Town, Oldham Athletic, Notts County and Bristol Rovers, but never won a regular first team place at Wolves. He made a permanent move to Sheffield Wednesday in June 2010, and was a squad member as the "Owls" were promoted out of League One in 2011–12. He joined Port Vale in January 2013, and helped the club to secure promotion out of League Two in 2012–13. He left the club in April 2014 after a training ground bust-up, and signed with Chesterfield the following month.

Career[edit]

Wolverhampton Wanderers[edit]

Born in Rowley Regis, West Midlands, Jones joined the Wolverhampton Wanderer academy at the age of ten, and moved up through the ranks to sign his first professional contract at Molineux under Glenn Hoddle in January 2005.[2] He made his first team debut on 1 April 2006, in a 2–0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle at Home Park; he was replaced by Rob Edwards on 62 minutes.[3] He played eight Championship games in the 2006–07 season, though only played one of these games from December onwards.

In August 2007, he joined League One club Northampton Town on loan, with manager Stuart Gray already aware of Jones from his time as a coach at Wolves.[4] He scored his first goal in the Football League on 15 December, in a 2–2 draw with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.[5] He claimed another goal six days later, in a 4–1 win over Bournemouth.[6] He had his loan deal extended until 25 January.[7] Wolves boss Mick McCarthy agreed to the loan extension despite being keen to see the youngster's progress for himself.[8] He scored his third career goal on 19 January, converting a 25-yard direct free-kick in a 1–0 win over Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium.[9] He returned to his parent club after this spell but after managing just one substitute appearance for Wolves, he was allowed to return on loan to Sixfields in March 2008 until the end of the 2007–08 season.[10] He made a total of 39 league and cup appearances for the "Cobblers".

Jones joined League One side Oldham Athletic on a one month loan in October 2008 after signing a new two year contract with Wolves.[11] He scored on his debut to help John Sheridan's "Latics" to a 4–0 victory over Hereford United at Boundary Park.[12] His loan was subsequently extended to run until 3 January,[13] but he returned to Wolves with a knee injury a week early.[14] Once recovered, he again returned to Oldham on loan in February.[15] Including both spells in the 2008–09 season, Jones played 25 games for Oldham.

Jones joined League Two club Notts County on loan in September 2009 with a view to a permanent move when the transfer window reopened in January.[16] In December, confirmation came that the deal would be made permanent,[17] however he left Meadow Lane and returned to Wolves the following month, having played just eight games for Steve Cotterill's "Magpies". In February 2010, he signed for Bristol Rovers on an initial one month loan, as "Pirates" manager Paul Trollope needed cover for the left-back spot.[18] The loan deal was subsequently extended until the end of the 2009–10 season.[19] After it was announced that he would not be offered a new deal at Wolves,[20] Jones said that he was considering a return to the Memorial Stadium though wanted to keep his options open.[21] Trollope was quoted as being "very much hopeful" of signing Jones after "detailed discussions" were held.[22]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

Jones signed a three-year deal with League One side Sheffield Wednesday in June 2010.[23] He played 34 games in the 2010–11 campaign, as a poor season meant that manager Alan Irvine was replaced by Gary Megson at the half-way stage. Jones struggled with an ankle injury at the start of the 2011–12 season, and then was sidelined with a calf injury in February.[24] Promotion out of League One was secure largely in his absence, and a first team place at Hillsborough proved to be out of reach as Wednesday struggled to survive in the Championship in the 2012–13 season under the stewardship of new boss Dave Jones. Searching for first team football elsewhere, he left Wednesday by mutual consent on 17 January 2013.[25][26]

Port Vale[edit]

Only hours after his release by Sheffield Wednesday was announced, Jones agreed to join League Two leaders Port Vale on a short-term deal until the end of the 2012–13 season.[27] He scored on his debut with "a stunning long-range effort" in a 2–2 draw with AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow on 24 January.[28] Vale were promoted at the end of the season, with Jones making 16 appearances. He signed a new two-year contract in the summer, citing manager Micky Adams' attacking philosophy as a reason for extending his stay at the club.[29]

He started the 2013–14 season in the first eleven, but had to fight for his place after missing missing with a groin strain.[30] He picked up the club's first red card of the season on 19 October, when he was dismissed for two bookable offences 20 minutes into a 2–1 defeat to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.[31] Two months later he was sidelined for several weeks after picking up a foot injury.[32] He returned to the first team on the left-side of midfield in February.[33] On 14 April 2014, Jones was sacked by Port Vale following a training ground bust-up that left club captain Doug Loft with a facial injury.[34]

Chesterfield[edit]

On 15 May 2014, Jones signed a two-contract year with newly promoted League One side Chesterfield as manager Paul Cook's first signing of the 2014–15 season.[35]

Style of play[edit]

Speaking in January 2013, former Sheffield Wednesday teammate Anthony Gardner described Jones as a "strong, tall, very athletic" player possessing "a great left foot" and a "great engine" who is "quick" and "good both defensively and in attack".[36]

Personal life[edit]

Jones has been a Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter since childhood.[37]

Statistics[edit]

As of 14 April 2014.
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[38] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005–06[39] Wolverhampton Wanderers Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07[40] 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2007–08[41] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08[41] Northampton Town (loan) League One 33 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 39 3
2008–09[42] Wolverhampton Wanderers Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09[42] Oldham Athletic (loan) League One 23 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 25 1
2009–10[43] Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[43] Notts County (loan) League Two 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
2009–10[43] Bristol Rovers (loan) League One 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Total 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
2010–11[44] Sheffield Wednesday League One 25 0 4 0 2 0 3 0 34 0
2011–12[45] 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2012–13[46] Championship 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
Total 37 0 5 0 5 0 3 0 50 0
2012–13[46] Port Vale League Two 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
2013–14[47] League One 20 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 22 0
Total 36 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 38 1
2014–15[48] Chesterfield League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 163 5 10 0 9 0 6 0 188 5

Honours[edit]

with Sheffield Wednesday
with Port Vale

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 527. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  2. ^ "Daniel Jones". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 18 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Plymouth 2-0 Wolves". BBC Sport. 1 April 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cobblers sign Wolves midfielder". BBC Sport. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2007. 
  5. ^ "Nottm Forest 2-2 Northampton". BBC Sport. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Northampton 4-1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 21 December 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jones extends Cobblers loan stay". BBC Sport. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Wolves to recall Cobblers loanee". BBC Sport. 24 December 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Gillingham 0-1 Northampton". BBC Sport. 19 January 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wolves man returns to Northampton". BBC Sport. 7 March 2008. 
  11. ^ "Oldham sign Wolves' Jones on loan". BBC Sport. 3 October 2008. 
  12. ^ "Oldham vs Hereford". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  13. ^ "Wolves' Jones extends Oldham stay". BBC Sport. 3 November 2008. 
  14. ^ "Sheridan plotting transfer moves". Oldham Athletic AFC. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  15. ^ "Wolves' Jones returns to Oldham". BBC Sport. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Notts swoop for Wolves man Jones". BBC Sport. 24 September 2009. 
  17. ^ Fielding, James (8 December 2009). "Wolves' Jones to stay with Notts". BBC Sport. 
  18. ^ "Wolves defender Daniel Jones loaned to Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 15 February 2010. 
  19. ^ "Bristol Rovers extend Wolves' Daniel Jones loan". BBC Sport. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Wolverhampton Wanderers release trio of squad players". BBC Sport. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Daniel Jones considering Bristol Rovers return". BBC News. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Bristol Rovers boss Paul Trollope eyes double signing". BBC Sport. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday sign full-back Daniel Jones". BBC Sport. 11 June 2010. 
  24. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday's Daniel Jones faces injury lay-off". BBC Sport. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  25. ^ "Jones departs". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 17 January 2013. 
  26. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday: Daniel Jones leaves by mutual consent". BBC Sport. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  27. ^ Johnson, Dave. "Daniel Jones joins Vale until the end of the season". port-vale.co.uk. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  28. ^ Pearson, Guy (24 January 2013). "Adams praises Vale spirit". The Sentinel. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  29. ^ "Danny Jones signs new Port Vale contract". The Sentinel. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  30. ^ "Dan Jones ready to battle to win back place". The Sentinel. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  31. ^ "Sheff Utd 2 - 1 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  32. ^ "Tomlin could equal Vale ace Mark Bright's scoring run". The Sentinel. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  33. ^ "Dan Jones relishing new role on the wing". The Sentinel. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  34. ^ "Daniel Jones sacked over Doug Loft 'facial injury'". BBC Sport. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  35. ^ "Chesterfield sign sacked Port Vale defender Daniel Jones". BBC Sport. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  36. ^ Pearson, Guy (21 January 2013). "Daniel Jones tipped to be a big hit by former Port Vale player Anthony Gardner". The Sentinel. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  37. ^ "Jones fit and raring to go as Valiants face Bray". The Sentinel. 13 July 2013. 
  38. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
  39. ^ "Games played by Daniel Jones in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Daniel Jones in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  41. ^ a b "Games played by Daniel Jones in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  42. ^ a b "Games played by Daniel Jones in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  43. ^ a b c "Games played by Daniel Jones in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  44. ^ "Games played by Daniel Jones in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  45. ^ "Games played by Daniel Jones in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  46. ^ a b "Games played by Daniel Jones in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  47. ^ "Games played by Daniel Jones in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  48. ^ "Games played by Daniel Jones in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 

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