Kenwyne Jones - Striker

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 28 December 2011

Kenwyne Jones
#9
Striker
d.o.b:05/10/84
Signed: August 2010
Games this season: 17/7
Goals this season: 6
Total club games: 69/10
Total club goals: 21

Big burly frontman who was signed for a club record £8m from Sunderland, just three days before the 2010/11 season opener against Wolves.

Seems to have the perfect DNA to be a Pulis player, especially the withdrawn striker role or 'Mama role' for short, as he stands well over six foot tall, and as strong as an ox.

Sunderland fans seemed to indicate he was a player who is fantastic on his day, but had one good game in every six last season, although he was unplayable week in, week out the season before, when fully motivated.

Initially joned the Potters in 2005 when a loan move saw him brought in after the sale of Ade Akinbiyi to play up front with Gifton Noel-Williams.

Seemed to link up well with the hitman as Noel-Williams form went thorugh the roof as he went on a goal rampage.

Jones wasn't as successful in front of goal but held the ball up well, showed the glimpses of skill but spent too much time on the floor. Has certainly beefed up though since, looking literally twice the man he was five years ago when he joined again.

After his return he led the line well and ended his first season as joint top scorer with a dozen strikes. This is despite an opening day ankle injury and a major drop off in form during the middle part of the season when he had some 'personal problems' but once news of his divorce was made public his form immediately picked up and he went on a great goalscoring run that saw him fire City into an FA Cup final.

Will now be aiming to carry on his end of season form into the new campaign and push the Potters on even further.

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