Could Jodi Jones play himself back onto Leeds United's radar?

Jodi Jones of Coventry City moves forward with the ball away from Harry Beautyman of Northampton Town during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy match between Coventry City and Northampton Town at...

Leeds United were reportedly set to pay £1.5 million for the Coventry City winger last year before he sustained a serious knee injury.

Coventry's Jodi Jones celebrates the teams win at the final whistle during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Final between Coventry City and Oxford United at Wembley Stadium on April 2, 2017 in...

Jodi Jones would have been forgiven for feeling that he was one of the unluckiest players in football when he sustained a serious knee injury just as clubs, including Leeds, were starting to take notice of the youngster.

In fact, The Independent reports that he would have probably completed a £1.5 million move to Elland Road from Coventry City had it not been for the injury that he picked up in November last year.

 

There is always a worry that a player who spends as long on the sidelines as Jones has is going to struggle to come back and show the promise that they displayed before they got injured.

But the 20-year-old's form in the early stages of his comeback suggests that he could not only get back on track, but he could also show the kind of form that may tempt Leeds to have another look.

Jodi Jones of Coventry City moves forward with the ball away from Harry Beautyman of Northampton Town during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy match between Coventry City and Northampton Town at...

He is yet to start for the Sky Blues since returning to the fold, but he has undoubtedly made a massive impact as it was his stoppage-time goal that settled Coventry's League One clash with Southend on Saturday.

After some good individual work down the right flank, Jones managed to find the bottom corner. It was not the cleanest strike, but after what he has gone through, it seems highly unlikely that he will care one bit about how it found the back of the net.

He is wasting little time piecing his career back together. And given that Leeds reportedly had set up the seven-figure move before his injury, it would probably be no surprise if the Championship high-flyers kept Jones on their radar over the coming months. 

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds United greet fans as he arrives at the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on October 6, 2018...

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