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Jones: Eric Norman (Eric)

WW2 Guest: 1945-1946 (Leeds United War-time Guest Player Details)

Outside Left

Born: Stirchley, Birmingham: 05-02-1915

Debut: v Stoke City (a): 13-09-1944

Height & Weight: Unknown

Jones signed for Kidderminster Harriers before signing for First Division Wolverhampton Wanderers in October 1936. He only stayed one season at Molineux and made just three League appearances before he left for First Division Portsmouth in November 1937. He also played at Outside Left and scored as Wolves beat Bohemians 7-2 in a friendly in Dublin on 27th April 1937. His stay at Fratton Park was even more brief and he had made just one League appearance before he was onthe move once more to First Division Stoke City in September 1938. He failed to make a League appearance at Stoke and had moved to Second Division West Bromwich Albion in May 1939but the Second World War meant that he never played a Football League match at the Hawthorns. He played one game as a guest for Leeds United in the War Years in the 1945-46 Football League Northern Section on 13th September 1945 when he played at Outside Left in a 1-2 away defeat at Stoke City. He did also appear extensively for his own clubs West Bromwich Albion, in 1939-40 he scored four goals in five games, in 1940-41 he played twice, without scoring, in 1942-43 he scored twice in three games, in 1943-44 he scored once in seven games, and in 1944-45 he played four games without scoring. He later scored once in twenty games in 1945-46 for Brentford and played once for Crewe Alexandra during the War. In 1939-40 he was also a War-time guest for Portsmouth, where he played once, without scoring. In 1940-41 he scored five goals in eleven games for Chelsea, had six games without scoring for Southend United, and scored twice in six games for Watford, where he returned in 1941-42 to score three times in fifteen games, and ten goals in twenty-one games in 1942-43. 1941-42 saw him play once for Cardiff City, Clapton Orient, without finding the net but he scored once in seven games for Fulham, where he returned to play twice in 1944-45, and nine games in 1945-46, both without scoring. 1943-44 saw him score seven goals in sixteen games for Tottenham Hotspur and four in five games for Queens Park Rangers, where he returned in 1944-45 and scored four goals in nine games. He guested with Crystal Palace in 1944-45, scoring three goals in thirteen games and also played one game for Northampton Town, without scoring, while in 1945-46 he scored in his only game with Exeter City. He had joined First Division Brentford in December 1945 and he made four appearances for the Bees in the F.A. Cup in 1945-46, but before he could play a League game at Griffin Park he joined Third Division North Crewe Alexandra in July 1946. He had nearly two seasons at Gresty Road scoring nine goals in thirty-seven League games and netted once in four F.A. Cup ties before returning to his first club Kidderminster Harriers where he finished his career. He died in 1985.

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