Billy Jones Moves on to Whaddon Road

Confirmation has come through that left back Billy Jones, aged 29, has signed for Cheltenham Town. Robins manager Mark Yates shook hands on the deal with afternoon, and he’ll be their number 3. Cheltenham Town lost in the play-off final at the end of last season against Crewe Alexandra. He’s their 2nd signing, having started a week later than other clubs, the Robins are playing catch-up.

A fairly mixed time in his 2nd spell with Exeter City would be a fair assessment, though his spell in the month leading up to his injury in February showed him back to his best. But his appearances in the Grecian shirt during August and September was error-strewn including poor decision making. It will be fair to say that Exeter City fans won’t be shedding a tear over his departure.

William Jones started his career with Leyton Orient, making his debut for them in a 0-0 draw against Kidderminster Harriers in February 2001. That was his only appearance that season for Orient. He played 20 times the following season, and managed a yellow card in a 0-0 against the Grecians! He made 68 appearances for Leyton Orient before moving to the team he made his debut against, Kidderminster Harriers. He moved in January 2005 on a free transfer.

He played 10 times for Kidderminster Harriers before moving in May to Exeter City on a free. He had an excellent spell with the Grecians, playing 85 Conference games and scoring 17 goals in 2 seasons. He then moved to Crewe for a fee of £65k.

Having played 75 times for Crewe (with 8 goals) he returned to League 1 Exeter City in July 2010. He started 50 times for City in his second spell. Scoring just the once, but that was an excellent free-kick against Sheffield Wednesday in the season just past.

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