City's Creative Force Sure to Attract January Interest
In common with his Coventry City colleagues, Jodi Jones was not at his absolute best against Barnet on Saturday but the 19-year-old still showed glimpses of the quality that will surely see him linked with a move to a higher division come January, the Guardian calling him an 'exciting talent' in their piece on the match.
A hat-trick against Notts County on the opening day of the current campaign was a sign of things to come but, more than the goals perhaps, as welcome as they always are, it is Jones' burgeoning reputation as a provider that will have other clubs interested.
The rumour mill is already earmarking him out as the kind of player one Championship side could do with.
One moment from the Barnet game stood out in particular, albeit not one that created a chance.
It came when Jones received a clearance after a corner for the home side and, acutely aware of everything that was going on around him, flicked the ball into space over the nearest defender before going on to collect it.
Watching him closely in one match last season, I saw something similar as a high ball came from left to right. Whereas many players would have had to control it before attempting to get past his defender, Jones did both in one go with a deft piece of chest control.
Little things on their own but signs of a player who would be comfortable in League One or possibly two divisions higher.