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Player of the Day: Kenwyne Jones

by Ashley Houghton

Trinidadian striker profiled.

Trinidad and Tobago striker Kenwyne Jones spent three seasons on Wearside between 2007 and 2010 as the Black Cats consolidated their Barclays Premier League status for three consecutive seasons.

Jones made his break in English football in 2004 with Southampton after he joined for a nominal fee from W Connection FC in his native Trinidad.

The majority of his first campaign with the Saints saw him spend time on loan at both Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City where he impressed on both occasions.

On his return to St. Mary’s Jones made 77 appearances, scoring 22 goals before joining Sunderland ahead of 2007-08 campaign.

He scored in his first game at the Stadium of Light in a 2-1 victory over Reading and went on to bag seven goals in 33 games over the course of the season earning him the club’s Player of the Season award.

The following campaign saw Jones enjoy his most prolific time on Wearside with 12 goals in 32 appearances, including a winner against Fulham at the Stadium of Light.

Jones added nine goals in the 2009-10 season, including strikes at Manchester United and also his last game for the club in a 2-1 defeat at Wolves.

In total, Jones made 101 appearances for the Black Cats and scored 28 goals.

The Trinidad and Tobago international joined Stoke City ahead of the 2010-11 season and has since scored 23 goals for the Potters in 107 games.

Jones has earned 55 caps for his country and scored nine goals.