Jones, Murray

Birth Date

7th October 1964

Birthplace

Bexley

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Although Jones played for several clubs, he never stayed very long, but he was to make more league starts at Exeter City than any of them.

Originally an associate schoolboy with Southampton, Jones then had a short spell with Luton Town, but nothing came of that and he signed apprentice forms at Southend United.

Jones signed a full contract in August 1982, but never played a league match for them and moved into non -league football, appearing for Welling, Epsom & Ewell, Greenwich Borough, Croydon and Carshalton Athletic.

He got a second chance in the Football League after starring for Carshalton Athletic, where he scored 52 goals in 108 games, when he joined Crystal Palace in October 1989.

Again he failed to make a league outing and he turned down an offer from Northampton Town and signed for Bristol City on a free transfer in August 1990.

He was loaned to Doncaster Rovers two months later where he finally got his first taste of league action at the age of 26.

After turning down a move to Hereford United, he signed for Exeter in January 1991 for a fee of £30,000, Jones made his debut in a 2-0 home win over Mansfield Town and he was to feature in most of the games after that until the end of the season.

Moving onto Grimsby Town in July 1991 for £75,000, he netted three goals in 14 starts and 14 substitute appearances.

But twelve months later he was back in London having signed for Brentford in July 1992.

After a season at Griffin Park, during which time he failed to score in 16 matches, he was released on a free transfer to join Sittingbourne. In 2009 Jones was the Football Academy Director at Bromley FC.

Appearances

16

Appearances as Substitute

4

Goals

3

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