Gethin Jones was born in Perth, Western Australia, and joined Everton's
academy at the age of 12. His started out in central midfield but switched
to right back. He helped Everton win the Under-18 Premier League in May
2014, then signed a one-year professional contract.
He made his professional debut for the club on 11 December 2014,
replacing Tyias Browning in the final minute of a UEFA Europa League
match against FC Krasnodar. Everton, having already advanced from the
group, lost the match 0–1 at Goodison Park.
On 25 March 2015, Jones
was loaned to League Two team Plymouth Argyle for the remainder of the
season. He made his debut nine days later, playing the full 90
minutes in a 1–1 draw with league leaders Burton Albion at Home Park. He
played a total of six league games as Plymouth reached the play-offs,
featuring in the first leg of their eventual semi-final defeat to
Jones was rewarded with a
2-year contract at the end of July 2015. He was involved in
all Under-21 game through November, when he sustained an injury that
kept him out until February 2016. He would go on to be a regular in the
Under-23s the following season prior to leaving on loan with Barnsley in
He returned to a victorious but depleted U23 side that
had won the Premier League 2 title, and would go on to be a first-choice
at right back in the early months of the new season until he was
stretchered off in the win over Arsenal with a suspected broken leg.
That injury kept him out for the next two months.
At 22, the right back hadn't been able to get close to breaking into
the Blues' first team since that last-minute appearance as a sub in a
Europa League dead rubber three years early, and sought a move to the
lower leagues to kickstart his career. In January 2018, he completed a
move from the Blues to Fleetwood Town.
He didn't make ery manay appearances for the seasiders and things
must have turned sour as he went out on loan a year later, to Mansfield
Town. Then, in Septemeber 2019 the Welsh defender moved on to Carlisle
Utd on a short-term contract and made 37 appearances as they struggled
to an 18th-place finish in League Two.
There were rumours in the summer of 2020 that he would move
to Bolton Wanderers in League One.
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