Born: 17 March 1970
Joined Wycombe: July 2000 on loan from Bristol City
Wycombe Debut: Stoke 0 Wycombe 0 - 12 Aug 2000 - Div Two
Steve Jones - picture Paul Dennis
Career Details including detailed breakdown while at Wycombe
Date Club League
Aug 1991-Nov1992 Billericay Town - - - -
Nov1992-Oct1994 West Ham United 8(8) 4 3(3) 1
Oct1994-June1996 Bournemouth 71(3) 25 10 4
Jan1996-Feb1997 West Ham United 5(3) 0 2 0
Feb1997-Sep1999 Charlton Athletic 28(25) 8 5(3) 0
Dec1997-Jan1998 Bournemouth * 5 4 2 2
Sep1999-June2002 Bristol City 29(8) 7 6(2) 1
Jan2000-Mar2000 Brentford * 6(2) 0 2 0
Mar2000-May2000 Southend United* 9 2 0 0
Aug2000-Sep2000 Wycombe Wanderers * 5 0 1 0
June2002- Hornchurch Town - - - -
* indicates on loan
What we think: Steve Jones joined Wycombe on loan prior to the start of the 2000/2001 season following a disastrous time at Bristol City. A 400,000 move from Charlton Athletic in September 1999 never worked and he spent the butt end of the 1999/2000 season on loan at Brentford and Southend.
His previous eight years as a pro had seen him involved in transfers totally more than a 1m - with his most successful spell coming in his time with Bournemouth.
Lawrie Sanchez looked to have pulled off a smart move when he grabbed Jones on a three month loan - with Wycombe having the option to buy for a six-figure sum when the deal expired at the end of October 2000. However, that option went pear shaped when Jones broke his foot in a game at Brentford in September 2000 and he never played again that season and eventually returned to City.
Returned to Wycombe on trial at the start of the 2001/2002 season but managed to force himself back in City side where he scored six times before a hamstring injury curtailed his season. Made a surprise move to Ryman League Hornchurch in June 2002 where he joined a two year deal with the chance of moving into a coaching role. Jones began his football career at Billercay and says he has no problem dropping back to the non-League game. Speaking to the media about the move, Jones said "Hornchurch are a very ambitious club and I'm happy to be joining them and hopefully playing a part in their success. They've got big plans, including a brand new 7,000 all-seater stadium and I want to try and get them into the Conference in the next two years."
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