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James Lewis Jones (born 18 February 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Wigan Athletic.

Jamie Jones
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Jones playing for Rochdale in 2015
Personal information
Full name James Lewis Jones[1]
Date of birth (1989-02-18) 18 February 1989 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Kirkby, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic
Number 23
Youth career
0000–2008 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 Leyton Orient 151 (0)
2014–2016 Preston North End 17 (0)
2015Coventry City (loan) 4 (0)
2015Rochdale (loan) 13 (0)
2015Colchester United (loan) 17 (0)
2016Stevenage (loan) 5 (0)
2016–2017 Stevenage 53 (0)
2017– Wigan Athletic 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:06, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

He has previously played for Leyton Orient, Preston North End and Stevenage, and has had loan spells with Coventry City, Rochdale and Colchester United.

Club careerEdit

EvertonEdit

Born in Kirkby, Merseyside, Jones signed his first professional contract with Everton on 4 July 2007.[1] 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.

Leyton OrientEdit

On 30 June 2008 Jones signed a two-year contract with League One side Leyton Orient.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5][6]

Jones played in 179 games for Leyton Orient.[7]

Preston North EndEdit

Jones signed a two-year deal with Preston North End on 6 June 2014 after turning down an extension of contract at Leyton Orient.[7]

Rochdale (loan)Edit

 
Jones playing for Rochdale in 2015

On 26 February 2015, Jones signed for Rochdale on a loan until the end of the season.[8] Jones made his Rochdale debut on 28 February 2015, in a 1–0 defeat against Bristol City.[9] He made his home debut on 3 March, in a 4–0 win against Crewe Alexandra, keeping a clean sheet.[10] 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.[11] He played his last game for the club in 2–3 defeat against Milton Keynes Dons on 25 April 2015.[12] 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)Edit

On 11 September 2015, Jones joined League One side Colchester United on a 3-month loan.[13]

Wigan AthleticEdit

On 7 August 2017, Jones signed for League One side Wigan Athletic on a one-year contract after rejecting a new contract at Stevenage.[14] Wigan entered into contract talks with him at the end of the 2017–18 season.[15]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 14 January 2018
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
Leyton Orient 2008–09[16] League One 20 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 22 0
2009–10[17] League One 36 0 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 39 0
2010–11[18] League One 35 0 4 0 2 0 1[a] 0 42 0
2011–12[19] League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2012–13[20] League One 26 0 2 0 1 0 4[a] 0 33 0
2013–14[21] League One 28 0 1 0 2 0 6[b] 0 37 0
Total 151 0 7 0 6 0 15 0 179 0
Preston North End 2014–15[22] League One 17 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 20 0
Total 16 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 20 0
Coventry City (loan) 2014–15[22] League One 4 0 0 0 4 0
Rochdale (loan) 2014–15[22] League One 13 0 0 0 13 0
Colchester United (loan) 2015–16[23] League One 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Stevenage 2015–16[23] League Two 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
2016–17[24] League Two 36 0 1 0 2 0 1[c] 0 40 0
Total 53 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 57 0
Wigan Athletic 2017–18[25] League One 15 0 1 0 1 0 1[c] 0 18 0
Career total 270 0 11 0 11 0 17 0 309 0
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Three appearances in the Football League Trophy and three in the League One play-offs
  3. ^ a b Appearances in the EFL Trophy

HonoursEdit

Wigan Athletic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 225. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  2. ^ "Jamie Jones". Wigan Athletic F.C. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Two more sign for Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Scunthorpe 2–1 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  5. ^ "Swindon Town pitch invader condemned by fans". Swindon Advertiser. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  6. ^ Cross, Beren (22 January 2014). "Swindon Town pitch invader banned from football for three years". Swindon Advertiser. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Preston North End sign Leyton Orient keeper". BBC Sport. 6 June 2014.
  8. ^ "BBC Sport — Jamie Jones: Rochdale sign Preston goalkeeper on loan". BBC Sport.
  9. ^ "BBC Sport — Bristol City 1–0 Rochdale". BBC Sport.
  10. ^ "BBC Sport — Rochdale 4–0 Crewe Alexandra". BBC Sport.
  11. ^ "Gillingham 1 Rochdale 0 match report". Kent Online.
  12. ^ "BBC Sport — Rochdale 2–3 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport.
  13. ^ "Jamie Jones: Colchester United sign Preston North End keeper". BBC Sport. 11 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Jamie Jones: Goalkeeper joins Wigan Athletic on a one-year contract". BBC Sport. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Wigan Athletic in talks with five out-of-contract players after League One title win". BBC Sport. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Games played by Jamie Jones in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Jamie Jones in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by Jamie Jones in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Jamie Jones in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Jamie Jones in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Jamie Jones in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  22. ^ a b c "Games played by Jamie Jones in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Jamie Jones in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  24. ^ "Games played by Jamie Jones in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Jamie Jones in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  26. ^ Anderson, John, ed. (2018). Football Yearbook 2018–2019. London: Headline Publishing Group. pp. 382–383. ISBN 978-1-4722-6106-9.

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