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0708 burnley steve jones 00It’s eleven years since Steve Jones signed for Burnley from Crewe Alexandra, and eleven years on, at the age of 40, he’s still playing with Nantwich Town where he has just landed himself his first coaching role.

On leaving Burnley in 2009, he signed for Walsall and then went on to play for Motherwell, Droylsden, Telford, Airbus UK Broughton before signing for Nantwich three years ago and he’s made over thirty appearances for them this season.

Having obtained his UEFA ‘A’ licence, he works full time as a youth coach at his former club Crewe and will continue at Nantwich next season having been appointed as assistant manager and first team coach, working for new manager Dave Cooke.

Jones had a memorable debut for Burnley back in 2006, scoring twice in an opening day of the season win against QPR. The Northern Ireland international went on to make over sixty appearances but the appointment of Owen Coyle signalled the end of his Burnley career and he spent his last season and a half as a Burnley player out on loan at Crewe, Huddersfield and Bradford City.

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