Date:Tuesday March 7 2006
Man City, Newcastle and Birmingham are keeping a close eye on the situation of Crewe's 18-year old Billy Jones. Although the determined youngster started his career as a defender, he has impressed in midfield this season, top scoring for Crewe in the process with 6 goals. It now appears that his performances have alerted various Premiership clubs, with Fulham, Aston Villa and Blackburn also keeping a watchful eye on the combative midfielder. Jones' versatility is an undoubted asset, with the youngster able to play in midfield, as well as a full back or centre back.
With the impending likelihood of relegation certain to raise doubts over where Billy's future lies, Crewe boss Dario Gradi is likely to recommend that the youngster continues to progress at Crewe before moving onto bigger things. Jones, who has previously been linked with Liverpool and Man Utd, has represented England throughout his age-groups, often as captain.
However, it is believed that no approaches have been made, with numerous clubs instead monitoring the youngster, who undoubtedly has a promising future in the game.
Defender confident of winning return (Thursday February 26 2015)
Alex snap up young talent (Thursday February 26 2015)
Crewe seek replacement (Thursday February 26 2015)
Keeper blow for the Alex (Monday February 23 2015)
Crewe falter at Barnsley (Saturday February 21 2015)
Unhappy return for Davis (Saturday February 21 2015)
Stats: Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra (Saturday February 21 2015)
Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra: Team Line-Ups (Saturday February 21 2015)
Davis facing familiar foes (Saturday February 21 2015)
Crewe net keeper (Saturday February 21 2015)
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