Jones, Murray

Birth Date

7th October 1964


Bexley, Kent



Biographical Text

Murray Jones joined Exeter City from Bristol City and made twenty league appearances for the Grecians during the early-1990s. He later played for Grimsby and Brentford before embarking on a long coaching career most notably in Millwall’s academy.  

Originally an associate schoolboy with Southampton, Murray became an apprentice with Southend United in 1981 (and a professional in August 1982) but never played a league match for the Essex club before appearing for Welling, Epsom & Ewell, Greenwich Borough and Croydon. Moving on to Carshalton Athletic, where he was a prolific scorer, Murray was given a second chance in the Football League when he joined Crystal Palace in October 1989 aged twenty-five. Again failing to make a league appearance, he moved to Bristol City in August 1990 and eventually made his Football League debut when on loan to Doncaster Rovers. 

Surplus to requirements at Ashton Gate, the twenty-six-year-old Murray signed for the newly-promoted Exeter City in a £30,000 deal in January 1991. Appearing first against Mansfield Town on 26 January 1991 Murray featured in most of the remaining games of 1990/91 scoring twice against Preston and once against Rotherham. 

Receiving an offer from Grimsby, variously reported as being between £50,000 and £75,000, Exeter allowed Murray to move to the Lincolnshire club in July 1991 for whom, from 14 starts and a similar number of substitute appearances, he was to score just three times ahead of signing for Brentford in July 1992. After a solitary season at Griffin Park - without a league goal - Murray’s Football League career ended as he moved on to Sittingbourne, Guangdong Hongyuan in China, Farnborough Town, Frankwell (Hong Kong), Welling United and Sutton United, 

Murray then moved into academy coaching with Crystal Palace (where he eventually became reserve team manager) prior to working as first-team coach at Crawley Town and academy manager/assistant manager at Bromley from 2007. He was then at Brighton and Hove Albion (youth development manager) and Queen’s Park Rangers (development phase coach) ahead of becoming an academy lead development coach at Millwall where he remained in post as of 2022. 



Appearances as Substitute






John Burns

I would like to know which games Murray Jones scored in during the 1990 91 Season please?

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