Position: Winger/Attacking Midfielder
Age: 19 *
At Club Since: March 2016
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 40(1) *
A lot was staked last season on Jodi Jones emerging as one of the top young talents in League One. Nominally the player we had signed to replace James Maddison, Jones struggled to live up to the mantel of being the chief creative player in a side that increasingly looked set to be battling relegation. Over the course of last season, Jones was relegated to the role of impact sub and did little to justify playing more than a cameo role in the side.
Jones is clearly a player of significant potential – he’s quick, he can beat players with ease and there is a level of directness to his play. His decision-making is the biggest thing holding him back, too often he either holds onto the ball for too long or elects to cut inside and shoot with tame efforts towards goal. This coming season is an important one for Jones – he could become a force to be reckoned with in League Two, but he first needs to earn his place in the starting line-up.
*As of 17/05/2017