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Scott Jones
Nationality: Eng
Rovers apps (gls)1: 58 (3)
Date of birth: 1 May 1975
Place of birth: Sheffield
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Position: Defender
Date joined: 10 August 2000
Joined from: Barnsley
Date left: July 2002
1 League appearances and goals only.

Scott Jones was a defender who played for Rovers for two years between 2000 and 2002. He joined the club initially on loan from Barnsley at the start of the 2000-01 season, before signing permanently a month later. The club forked out a £200,000 transfer fee for his services and he was a regular in the first team during his first season at the club.

His popularity with the fans dropped considerably however when he missed an injury-time penalty in a 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Bristol City, which would have given a much-needed win to the Pirates at the tail end of the 2000-01 season. The extra two league points would have saved Rovers from relegation that season.

The following season Scott was in the first team less regularly, and was sent out on loan to York City near the end of the season before being allowed to leave on a free transfer in the summer of 2002.


Scott began his footballing career at Barnsley. In seven years at Oakwell he played 83 league games and scored four goals. He also had loan spells at Mansfield Town, Notts County and Bristol Rovers before signing permanently for Rovers in 2000. After his release from the Memorial Stadium in 2002 he joined York City, with whom he had been on loan at the end of the previous year. He began the 2003-04 season with York, but was released from his contract in September 2003 for what the club described as 'family reasons'.

After leaving York he dropped down to non-league football and had brief spells at Alfreton Town and Matlock Town before joining Ilkeston Town in February 2004.

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1993-94 Barnsley 0 0
1994-95 Barnsley 0 0
1995-96 Barnsley 4 0
1996-97 Barnsley 18 0
1997-98 Barnsley 12 1
1997-98 Mansfield Town (loan) 6 0
1997-98 Notts County (loan) 0 0
1998-99 Barnsley 29 3
1999-00 Barnsley 20 0
2000-01 Barnsley 0 0
2000-01 Bristol Rovers (loan) 3 1
2000-01 Bristol Rovers 36 2
2001-02 Bristol Rovers 19 0
2001-02 York City 8 1
2002-03 York City 20 0
2003-04 York City 0 0
2003-04 Alfreton Town ? ?
2003-04 Matlock Town ? ?
2003-04 Ilkeston Town ? ?