Unselfish, great in the air and hard-working, Jones was one half of a lethal partnership with Allan Clarke.
A £100,000 buy from Sheffield United, he quickly repaid the fee, scoring the winner in the 1968 Fairs Cup final, then finished as top scorer in United’s first Championship season of 1968/69.
Clarke’s arrival brought the best out of Jones, and he deservedly regained international recognition with England, albeit in just one match.
Jones was integral to every subsequent success under Don Revie. The 1973/74 title proved to be his swan song, but again he was top scorer.
He retired a year later, succumbing to a serious knee injury.
Strange but true: Having supplied the cross for Clarke’s winner in the 1972 FA Cup final, Jones dislocated his shoulder in a near identical move. He struggled up to the Royal Box to collect his medal from the Queen, collapsing in pain soon after.