Gary Steven Jones
(born 10 May 1975 in Chester
) is a former English footballer
, He played as a forward, but also could operate in the centre of midfield and as a make shift central defender. He is currently Assistant Manager of Chester F.C.
During his career he played Tranmere Rovers
, Nottingham Forest
and Grimsby Town
in a career that lasted from 1993 until 2008.
Gary Jones started his career as a trainee at Tranmere Rovers
in 1993, and he was a commanding force for the club, which in turn saw him move to Nottingham Forest
in the Summer of 2000. Whilst at Tranmere he played in the 2000 Football League Cup Final
. However after playing only a cameo role in first team affairs, he was re-joined Tranmere in 2002, initially on loan before he made the move permanent. Jones once again played a vital part in the Rovers squad, and remained a regular at Prenton Park
until he was released in June,2005. He joined Grimsby Town
on trial a month later and after a slow start to the 2005-06 season, due to lack of fitness, Gary provided vital goals in Grimsby's ultimately unsuccessful promotion push. He was leading goal scorer with 17 goals in all competitions and formed a very effective partnership with Michael Reddy
who scored 14 goals. He was seeming going to miss the play off final due to a 90th minute red card -... Read More