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Jones: Sidney (Sid)

WW2 Guest: 1943-1946 (Leeds United War-time Guest Player Details)

Right Back

Born: Rothwell: 15-02-1921

Debut: v Bradford City (a): 18-09-1943

Height & Weight: Unknown

Jones started with his local Junior club Kippax Juniors and was signed by First Division Arsenal in May 1939. Before he had a chance to impress anyone the eighteen-year-old’s career was put on hold by the start of the Second World War. He guested for his local football club Leeds United during the War period playing three times in the 1943-44 season and eleven times in the 1945-46 season. He made his debut on 18th September 1943 in the 1943-44 Football League Northern Section (First Championship) campaign in a 3-3 draw with Bradford City at Valley Parade at Right Back and it was in that position that he made his two other appearances in that campaign in consecutive matches against Doncaster Rovers in late October as they first drew 3-3 at Belle Vue and then 2-2 at Elland Road. He made eleven consecutive appearances in the 1945-46 Football League Northern Section starting in the second game of that season at home to Chesterfield at Left Back and after eight games in that position and three at Right Back he played his final game at Right Back in a 1-2 defeat by Burnley at Elland Road on 3rd November 1945. He did play one War-time game for Arsenal but that was in 1945-46, however he did guest for several other clubs and in 1940-41 he played one game for Manchester United, while in 1941-42 he played one game for Doncaster Rovers and also scored once in nine appearances for Brighton and Hove Albion, who he also played eleven games for in 1942-43, and had seven games with Millwall, who he also played two games for in 1942-43. In 1942-43 he also played twice for Bradford City and once each for Swansea Town, West Bromwich Albion and Blackburn Rovers. He made seven appearances for Everton in 1943-44 and in 1944-45 he played once for Bolton wanderers and Grimsby Town and three times for Fulham. Apart from his game with Arsenal, he also played once for Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town in 1945-46. He also had a spell with Colchester United when he served in the Colchester Garrison while on Army service from 8th December 1945 to 18th April 1946. He made his debut for them on 8th December 1945 in a 0-0 draw at Barry Town and scored his first goal for them against Swindon Town Reserves in a 5-1 home win on 23rd February 1946 and also scored on 13th April 1946 in a 5-2 away win at Guildford City. He played his final games for them on 18th April 1946 in a 3-3 home draw with Bedford Town and scored twice in the fifteen games he played for the club. He moved to Third Division South side Walsall in July 1948, never having played a League game for Arsenal. He made his League debut on the opening day of the new season, on 21st August 1948 in a 2-1 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road. He was ever-present in the 1950-51 season, and was first-team regular during his time with the Saddlers. He played one hundred and forty-six League games for them, in which he scored one goal, and also played in six F.A. Cup ties. He left Walsall at the end of the 1951-52 season and played out his career with Non-League Weymouth. He died in Colchester in September 1977.

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