Leeds United scouts were apparently at a recent Coventry City match, and the rumour mills is saying that young winger Jodi Jones is the reason. According to the Coventry Telegraph scouts from 15 different clubs were in attendance to watch Coventry take on Stevenage in League Two. Unfortunately for both Jones and Coventry, he was stretchered off the pitch with an injury, the extent of which is not known at this time.
Leeds United scout Chris Scudder seen at the Stevenage v Coventry City game this evening. Scouting Coventry City player Jodi Jones? pic.twitter.com/xT1G6K0QR0— EllandRoadHQ (@EllandRoadHQ) November 21, 2017
Speculation surrounding the future of 20 year old Jones is sure to increase, as Jones has been linked with a move to Leeds in the past, but a number of other Coventry City players could be looked at by bigger club as the Premier League and Championship clubs plan their January transfer raids. With Coventry City off to a good start in League Two after their disastrous season last year that resulted in the team being relegated, it’s not a surprise that other clubs would be looking at the team’s players. Coventry current sit 6th in the League Two table on 31 points, seven points behind league leaders Luton Town.
The club has some experience with former Coventry players, as Everton loanee Matthew Pennington spent some time on loan at Coventry City earlier in his career, and the central defender was even voted the Coventry young player for the 2014-15 season while on loan at the Midlands club.
Coventry's Jodi Jones being stretchered off after a lengthy stoppage. Adds to the Kelly injury from earlier. 0-1, 64 mins— Matt Wright (@MattyWright86) November 21, 2017
Jones was stretched off after being injured against Stevenage, and was taken to hospital to ensure that nothing was broken. At this point, the extent of his injuries are unknown, but if they are serious, whatever transfer plans Leeds (or any other club) has for Jones might be put on hold.
If Leeds are interested in Jones, they’ll have some competition for his signature, or that of any of the other young up-and-coming players at Coventry, as besides Leeds, scouts from Arsenal, Norwich City , Stoke City, Partick Thistle, Swindon Town, Ipswich Town, Millwall, Brighton & Hove Albion, Oxford United, Crystal Palace, Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic, Cambridge United, and Scunthorpe were all in attendance for Coventry’s match against Stevenage. If nothing else, the amount of attention paid to this match means that at least one or two players from either Coventry or Stevenage will probably be moving on to another club in January.