Mike Jones (footballer)

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Mike Jones
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Mike Jones
Personal information
Full name Michael David Jones[1]
Date of birth (1987-08-15) 15 August 1987 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Birkenhead, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Oldham Athletic
Number 8
Youth career
000?–2006 Tranmere Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Tranmere Rovers 10 (1)
2007 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 13 (1)
2008–2012 Bury 145 (19)
2012 Sheffield Wednesday 10 (0)
2012–2014 Crawley Town 59 (2)
2014– Oldham Athletic 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:56, 2 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael David "Mike" Jones (born 15 August 1987 in Birkenhead, Merseyside) is an English professional footballer currently playing as a right or centre midfielder for Oldham Athletic.

Career[edit]

Tranmere[edit]

Jones progressed through the youth ranks at hometown club Tranmere Rovers. He made his debut on 6 May 2006 in a 2–0 loss to Doncaster Rovers at Prenton Park.[2] He made his first appearance of the following season in a 4–2 FA Cup win against Conference team Woking.[3] On 8 January 2007, Jones signed on loan for League Two team Shrewsbury Town on an initial one month deal.[4] He made his debut on 13 January and scored as Shrewsbury drew 1–1 away to Lincoln City.[5] The loan deal was extended and he went on to make 14 appearances for Shrewsbury before returning to Tranmere at the end of the season.[6] He made his first appearance of the 2007–08 season in a 1–0 home loss to Morecambe in the Football League Trophy on 4 September 2007.[7] He scored his first goal for Tranmere in what was his final game for the club, in a 3–1 loss against Oldham at Boundary Park on 8 March 2008.[8] He was released by Tranmere at the end of the season.[9]

Bury[edit]

On 30 July 2008 it was announced that Jones would sign for League Two side Bury.[10] He made his debut in a 1–0 win against Brentford at Gigg Lane on 9 August 2008.[11] He scored his first goal for Bury on 18 October 2008 in a 3–1 away win against Dagenham & Redbridge.[12] His second goal came the following month as Bury beat Lancashire rivals Accrington Stanley 2–1 at the Crown Ground.[13] He scored his first goal of 2009 in a 1–0 home win against Barnet on 10 January.[14] His final goal of the season came in a 2–1 win against Rochdale on 7 March.[15] Bury reached the play-offs and were drawn against his former club Shrewsbury in the semi-finals. The tie went to penalties after Bury had won the first leg 1–0, but lost the second leg 1–0 at home. Jones scored his penalty but Bury lost the shoot-out 4–3.[16] He finished the season with 52 appearances and 4 goals.[17]

He scored his first goal of the 2009–10 season against Hereford United in a 3–1 win at Edgar Street.[18] On 3 October he scored in a 1–1 draw against Torquay.[19] He followed this up with a goal in the next game, scoring against former club Tranmere Rovers in a 2–1 win in the Football League Trophy.[20] His next goal came in the next round of the competition, however Bury were eliminated as they lost 3–2 to Accrington, with Jones equalising for Bury to make the score 2–2 at the time.[21] His next goal came against Accrington, this time a 4–2 league win on 28 December.[22] In January 2010, he scored in back-to-back home wins against Bradford City and Hereford United.[23][24] On 5 April 2010 he was sent off for the first time in his career after receiving a second yellow card in a 3–0 home win against Burton Albion.[25] He ended the season with 7 goals in 45 appearances and helped Bury to a 9th place finish in the league.[26][27]

His first goal of the 2010–11 season came against Cheltenham in a 2–0 win at Whaddon Road.[28] He scored in the following game which was a 4–1 win against Morecambe.[29] On 16 October 2010 he scored the winning goal in a 4–3 win against Torquay at Plainmoor.[30] On 30 October he scored a brace as Bury beat Aldershot 3–1.[31] He scored three more goals that season, coming in wins against Burton, Macclesfield and Barnet.[32][33][34] Bury were promoted to League One after finishing second in the table.[35] Jones finished the season with 8 goals in 37 appearances.[36]

He began the season well featuring in a 1–1 away draw against Huddersfield Town and a 3–1 League Cup win against Championship side Coventry City.[37][38] He scored his first goal of the season in a 2–0 win against Wycombe at Adams Park.[39] He scored again the following game in the second round of the League Cup, where Bury lost 4–2 to Championship side Leicester City.[40] He scored his third goal of the season on 19 November in a 4–2 win against Walsall.[41] His final game for Bury was a 2–1 home win against Walsall, on 2 January 2012.[42]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

On 12 January 2012, Jones signed for Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee. Sheffield Wednesday had triggered a release clause in his contract and he signed a two-and-a-half-year-deal.[43][44] He was assigned the squad number 16, and made his debut a day later in a 1–0 loss at home to league leaders Charlton Athletic, starting the game before being substituted by former Bury team mate Ryan Lowe.[45] After promotion to the Football League Championship with Sheffield Wednesday, Jones became out-of-favour and eventually joined Crawley Town on the summer transfer deadline day, after being with Sheffield Wednesday for only just over six months.[46]

Crawley Town[edit]

Mike Jones joined Crawley Town for an undisclosed fee on 31 August 2012.[47] He made his debut on 1 September in a 1–0 win against Leyton Orient, and assisted the only goal of the game scored by Nicky Ajose.[48] He scored his first goal for the club on 23 April 2013, scoring in a 1–0 win against Preston North End.[49] Jones turned down the offer of a new contract from Crawley, in favour of joining Oldham Athletic despite being a firm favourite of boss John Gregory.[50]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

On the 10th June 2014 Jones joined Oldham Athletic on a two year contract.[51] Jones made his debut for the club on the opening day of the season against Colchester United[52]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 December 2013.[53]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tranmere Rovers 2005–06 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006–07 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 1
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2006–07 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 14 1
Bury 2008–09 48 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 52 4
2009–10 41 5 1 0 1 0 2 2 45 7
2010–11 35 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 37 8
2011–12 21 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 25 3
Sheffield Wednesday 2011–12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Crawley Town 2012–13 40 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 45 1
2013–14 19 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 22 2
Career total 237 23 11 0 6 1 10 3 262 27

Honours[edit]

Bury
Sheffield Wednesday

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Tranmere 0–2 Doncaster" Tranmere Rovers F.C. 6 May 2006. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Tranmere 4–2 Woking" Tranmere Rovers F.C. 11 November 2006. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Midfielder Signs On Loan" Shrewsbury Town F.C. 8 January 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Lincoln 1–1 Shrewsbury" Shrewsbury Town F.C. 13 January 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Mike Jones Football Stats Season 2006/2007" Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Tranmere 0–1 Morecambe" Tranmere Rovers F.C. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Oldham 3–1 Tranmere" Tranmere Rovers F.C. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Trio leave in Tranmere Rovers' summer clear out" Liverpool Echo. 30 July 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Jones signs on Monday" Bury F.C. 30 July 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Bury 1–0 Brentford" Bury F.C. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  12. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 1–3 Bury" Bury F.C. 18 October 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Accrington 1–2 Bury" Bury F.C. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  14. ^ "Bury 1–0 Barnet" Bury F.C. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  15. ^ "Bury 2–1 Rochdale" Bury F.C. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  16. ^ "Bury 0–1 Shrewsbury" Bury F.C. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  17. ^ "Mike Jones Football Stats Season 2008/2009" Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  18. ^ "Hereford 1–3 Bury" Bury F.C. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  19. ^ "Torquay 1–1 Bury" Bury F.C. 3 October 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  20. ^ "Bury 2–1 Tranmere" Bury F.C. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  21. ^ "Accrington 3–2 Tranmere" Bury F.C. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  22. ^ "Accrington 2–4 Bury" Bury F.C. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  23. ^ "Bury 2–1 Bradford" 19 January 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  24. ^ "Bury 1–0 Hereford" 23 January 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  25. ^ "Bury 3–0 Burton" 5 April 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  26. ^ "Mike Jones Football Stats Season 2009/2010" Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  27. ^ "Bury Table 2009-2010" Bury F.C. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  28. ^ "Cheltenham 0–2 Bury" Bury F.C. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  29. ^ "Morecambe 1–4 Bury" Bury F.C. 28 September 2010.
  30. ^ "Torquay 3–4 Bury" Bury F.C. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  31. ^ "Aldershot 1–3 Bury" Bury F.C. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  32. ^ "Burton 1–3 Bury" Bury F.C. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  33. ^ "Macclesfield 2–4 Bury" Bury F.C. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  34. ^ "Bury 2–0 Barnet" Bury F.C. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  35. ^ "Bury Table Season 2010–2011" Bury F.C. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  36. ^ "Mike Jones Football Stats Season 2010–2011" Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  37. ^ " Huddersfield 1–1 Bury" Bury F.C. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  38. ^ "Bury 3–1 Coventry" 9 August 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  39. ^ "Wycombe 0–2 Bury" Bury F.C. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  40. ^ "Bury 2–4 Leicester" 23 August 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  41. ^ "Walsall 2–4 Bury" Bury F.C. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  42. ^ "Bury 2–1 Walsall" Bury F.C. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  43. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday sign Mick Jones from Bury" BBC Sport. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  44. ^ "Jones checks in at Hillsborough" Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  45. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday 0–1 Charlton" BBC Sport. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  46. ^ "Jones joins Crawley". www.swfc.co.uk. 31 August 2012. 
  47. ^ "Jones joins Crawley". www.swfc.co.uk. 31 August 2012. 
  48. ^ "Crawley Town 1–0 Leyton Orient" BBC Sport. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  49. ^ "Crawley Town 1–0 Preston". bbc.co.uk (BBC Sport). 23 April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  50. ^ "Former Crawley Town midfielder Mike Jones joins Oldham Athletic". Crawley News. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  51. ^ "Jones joins Oldham". www.oldhamathletic.co.uk. 10 June 2014. 
  52. ^ "Colchester United 2-2 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  53. ^ Jones Mike Jones (footballer) career stats at Soccerbase

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