Fred Jones (footballer, born 1888)
|Full name||Frederick Jones|
|Date of birth||25 December 1888|
|Place of birth||Newstead, Nottinghamshire, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He soon became a regular member of Notts County's First Division side, generally playing at inside-left and in the 1909–10 season he only missed two League matches as County finished ninth in the table, their best finish for nine years. In the following season, he lost his place to Sam Richards, and only made three further appearances.
Jones spent the 1911–12 season playing for Southern League Coventry City, before returning to Meadow Lane for a further year in the First Division, at the end of which Notts County were relegated to the Second Division. He then went back to Coventry City for a further season, before moving to the south coast in April 1914 to join Southampton, also in the Southern League.
Described as "a burly, bustling inside-left", Jones made his debut in the opening match of the 1914–15 season, scoring in a 3–3 draw against Luton Town. Jones soon formed a "potent partnership" with fellow forwards Sid Kimpton and Arthur Dominy, who was the leading scorer in the Southern League with 30 goals. In his one season with the "Saints", Jones made a total of 35 League and FA Cup appearances, scoring 14 goals.
His professional football career was halted by the First World War, after which Jones spent another season with Coventry City, now in the Football League Second Division. After making only one league appearance he played out his career with a trio of clubs in Wales, Wrexham, Pembroke Dock and Ebbw Vale.