Jamie Jones (footballer)
Jones playing for Rochdale in 2015
|Full name||James Lewis Jones|
|Date of birth||18 February 1989|
|Place of birth||Kirkby, England|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|2014–2016||Preston North End||17||(0)|
|2015||→ Coventry City (loan)||4||(0)|
|2015||→ Rochdale (loan)||13||(0)|
|2015||→ Colchester United (loan)||17||(0)|
|2016||→ Stevenage (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:04, 29 December 2016 (UTC).
Born in Kirkby, Merseyside, Jones signed his first professional contract with Everton on 4 July 2007. In the 2007–08 season he managed some reserve games but failed to secure a new contract at Everton and so left the club at the end of the season and signed a contract with Leyton Orient.
On 30 June 2008 Jones signed a two-year contract with League One side Leyton Orient. He signed for the club stating that he was happy to be fighting for a starting place with fellow goalkeeper Glenn Morris. He made his debut in a League Cup match against Southend United. He made his league debut in a 2–1 defeat to Scunthorpe United. On 10 October 2009, Jones was knocked unconscious after receiving a blow to the head by teammate Ben Chorley after a goalmouth scramble. He was stretchered off the pitch and taken to hospital. After Glenn Morris' departure from the club, Jones was promoted to the No. 1 shirt from his previous No. 12.
During a League One fixture at Swindon Town in November 2013, a spectator ran onto the pitch and aimed punches at Jones. Jones was unhurt, the match continued, and the perpetrator was arrested and later convicted.
Jones played in 179 games for Leyton Orient.
Preston North End
Jones signed a two-year deal with Preston North End on 6 June 2014 after turning down an extension of contract at Leyton Orient.
On 26 February 2015, Jones signed for Rochdale on a loan until the end of the season. Jones made his Rochdale debut on 28 February 2015, in a 1–0 defeat against Bristol City. He made his home debut on 3 March, in a 4–0 win against Crewe Alexandra, keeping a clean sheet. On 18 April, in a game against Gillingham, Jones charged out of his box and brought down Gillingham's striker Cody McDonald, with players from both sides piling into the melee which followed. It had also looked like Jones aimed a punch at one of the Gillingham's players in the scuffle and was sent off. He played his last game for the club in 2–3 defeat against Milton Keynes Dons on 25 April 2015. He played 13 times for Rochdale in the league that season, as they finished a very credible 8th place, their highest-ever league placing.
Colchester United (loan)
- As of match played 4 November 2014
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Leyton Orient||2008–09||League One||20||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||22||0|
|Preston North End||2014–15||League One||16||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||18||0|
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- "Swindon Town pitch invader condemned by fans". Swindon Advertiser. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- Cross, Beren (22 January 2014). "Swindon Town pitch invader banned from football for three years". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
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- "BBC Sport — Bristol City 1-0 Rochdale". BBC Sport.
- "BBC Sport — Rochdale 4-0 Crewe Alexandra". BBC Sport.
- "Gillingham 1 Rochdale 0 match report". Kent Online.
- "BBC Sport — Rochdale 2-3 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport.
- "Jamie Jones: Colchester United sign Preston North End keeper". BBC Sport. 11 September 2015.
- "Jamie Jones". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 November 2014.