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James Jones (footballer, born 1996)

James Charles Jones (born 13 February 1996) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two club Crewe Alexandra.

James Jones
Personal information
Full name James Charles Jones[1]
Date of birth (1996-02-13) 13 February 1996 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Crewe Alexandra
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2014 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Crewe Alexandra 141 (17)
National team
2014–2015 Scotland U19 6 (0)
2016–2017 Scotland U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:36, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:48, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

Jones was born in Dundee.[2] He made his first-team debut for Crewe Alexandra as a 76th-minute substitute for Danny Haynes in Crewe Alexandra's 1–1 away draw to Crawley Town on 1 November 2014.[3] He scored his first Crewe goal in a 3–2 win at Colchester United on 7 February 2015.[4]

In April 2017, Crewe triggered a contract clause keeping Jones at Crewe until June 2018.[5] In August 2017, a potential transfer to an unnamed Championship side was postponed due to concerns about a prolonged recovery from a hernia operation[6] and a related pelvis issue.[7] In mid-November 2017, he resumed light running on grass, having suffered some set-backs in his rehabilitation,[8] but he suffered a medial ligament injury in training and in January 2018 was ruled out for the rest of the season,[9] though he recovered to make six appearances, scoring once, before the season's end.

On 1 May 2018, Jones signed a new two-year contract until summer 2020.[10] At Milton Keynes on 19 January 2019, Jones suffered a suspected broken fibula (later diagnosed as severe lateral ligament damage)[11] that ruled him out for six weeks.[12]

International careerEdit

After making six appearances for Scotland U19s, Jones was selected to play for Scotland in the U21 European Championship qualifiers against Iceland and Macedonia in October 2016. He played the full 90 minutes of Scotland U21s' 2–0 defeat by Iceland in Reykjavík on 5 October,[13] and 88 minutes of the following game, a 2–0 defeat by Macedonia in Skopje on 11 October.[14] He then played in two friendlies: the November 2016 match against Slovakia[15] and the March 2017 match against Estonia.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 13 April 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 2014–15[4] League One 24 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 26 1
2015–16[17] League One 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
2016–17[18] League Two 45 10 2 1 2 0 1[a] 0 50 11
2017–18[19] League Two 6 1 - - - - - - 6 1
2018–19[20] League Two 35 5 - - 1 0 3 1 39 6
Career total 141 17 5 1 3 0 4 1 153 19
  1. ^ Appearance in EFL Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 46. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Crewe Alexandra FC player profiles: James Jones". Crewe Alexandra F.C. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Crawley Town 1–1 Crewe Alexandra". BBC Sport. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Games played by James Jones in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Home-grown midfielder's deal extended by further 12 months". CreweAlex.net. CAFC. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  6. ^ "James Jones: Crewe midfielder to stay after injury scuppers potential move". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  7. ^ Morse, Peter (8 September 2017). "Crewe Alex: 'It was a sickener, but I'm taking the positives' - James Jones". Crewe Chronicle. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Steps Made In Jonah Rehab". CreweAlex.net. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  9. ^ Morse, Peter (8 January 2018). "Crewe Alex: Midfielder James Jones ruled out for the season". Crewe Chronicle. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Contract: James Jones Signs New Crewe Alex Deal". CreweAlex.net. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Jones Has Suffers Severe Ankle Ligament Damage". CreweAlex.net. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  12. ^ Morse, Peter (22 January 2019). "Crewe Alex: 'We fear James Jones has broken his leg' - David Artell". Cheshire Live. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Jonah lasts whole game on U21 debut in Reykjavik". Crewe Alexandra F.C. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Tartan Army finish qualifying campaign with loss in Macedonia". Crewe Alexandra F.C. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Slovakia v Scotland". Scottish FA. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Jones Features In Scotland U21 Draw". CreweAlex.net. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by James Jones in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by James Jones in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by James Jones in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Games played by James Jones in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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