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Matthew Jones

Full name: Matthew Graham Jones
Birthdate: 01.09.1980
Birthplace: Llanelli
Position: Midfielder
Joined from: Leeds United
Signed by: Peter Taylor
Nationality: Wales
First game: Charlton Athletic, 16.12.2000
Last game: Wolverhampton Wanderers, 04.05.2003
Games: 35 (24 starts + 11 subs)
Goals: 1
Player Profile

Midfielder Jones was handed the tough task of filling Neil Lennon's boots on his arrival at City but his time at the club was hampered by injury, the last of which forced his retirement from the professional game at the age of just 23.

Peter Taylor snapped the Welshman up from Leeds United, where he was a fringe player during the Yorkshire club's European adventures under David O'Leary, but the £3 million price tag, and the fact he was plugging the gap left by the departed Lennon, piled the pressure on him during the early months.

It was lucky he had Robbie Savage beside him, with the pair forming an encouraging midfield partnership for both City and internationally but those signs of encouragement were thwarted when Jones suffered an injury that would keep him sidelined for a year.

He failed to rediscover any kind of form on his return to fitness and Micky Adams made him available for transfer. He spent a pre-season with Nottingham Forest but returned to Leicester with a back injury that would sadly call time on his playing career.

He did return to football in the Welsh Premier League for hometown club Llanelli, playing a role in the club's treble-winning triumph and also studied for his UEFA coaching badges.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
2000-01Premier League11-3-------14-
2000_210_
2001-02Premier League1011-2-----131
2001_210_
2002-03Division One6-2-------8-
2002_210_
Total2716-2-----35 1
_210_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 16.12.2000 3 - 1 Charlton Athletic (H) Premier League
2 23.12.2000 2 - 1 West Ham United (H) Premier League
3 26.12.2000 1 - 6 Arsenal (A) Premier League
4 01.01.2001 1 - 2 Bradford City (H) Premier League
5 06.01.2001 3 - 0 York City (H) FA Cup 3
6 14.01.2001 0 - 2 Ipswich Town (A) Premier League
7 20.01.2001 0 - 0 Arsenal (H) Premier League
8 27.01.2001 2 - 1 Aston Villa (A) FA Cup 4
9 10.02.2001 1 - 2 Everton (A) Premier League
10 17.02.2001 3 - 0 Bristol City (H) FA Cup 5
11 24.02.2001 2 - 0 Sunderland (H) Premier League
12 17.03.2001 0 - 2 Manchester United (A) Premier League
13 28.04.2001 0 - 1 Newcastle United (A) Premier League
14 19.05.2001 1 - 3 Leeds United (A) Premier League
15 25.08.2001 0 - 4 Arsenal (A) Premier League
16 10.09.2001 1 - 0 Blackpool (A) League Cup 2
17 15.09.2001 3 - 2 Derby County (A) Premier League
18 17.09.2001 1 - 2 Middlesbrough (H) Premier League 1
19 26.09.2001 0 - 1 Newcastle United (A) Premier League
20 29.09.2001 0 - 2 Charlton Athletic (A) Premier League
21 09.10.2001 0 - 6 Leeds United (H) League Cup 3
22 13.10.2001 0 - 2 Chelsea (A) Premier League
23 20.10.2001 1 - 4 Liverpool (H) Premier League
24 29.12.2001 2 - 2 Bolton Wanderers (A) Premier League
25 23.01.2002 1 - 3 Arsenal (H) Premier League
26 26.01.2002 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (A) FA Cup 4
27 30.01.2002 0 - 1 Liverpool (A) Premier League
28 14.12.2002 4 - 1 Millwall (H) Division One
29 04.01.2003 2 - 0 Bristol City (H) FA Cup 3
30 11.01.2003 0 - 0 Stoke City (H) Division One
31 25.01.2003 1 - 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) FA Cup 4
32 01.02.2003 1 - 0 Crystal Palace (H) Division One
33 08.02.2003 4 - 1 Walsall (A) Division One
34 22.02.2003 4 - 0 Wimbledon (H) Division One
35 04.05.2003 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Leeds United £3,000,000 13.12.2000
OUT Retired Unknown 04.06.2004
Player 530 of 1145 ordered a-z

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