Current club: Manchester United
A combative and adaptable player who can play at centre-half, right-back or in central midfield, Jones has made a big impact since signing for Manchester United from his hometown club Blackburn Rovers.
He has always been on the international radar, too. Some impressive performances for Blackburn Rovers Academy and reserves led to Jones receiving his first international call-up for the England U19s game with Turkey at Scunthorpe in late 2009, when he made his debut from the substitutes' bench.
It wasn't long after that when he was promoted into the Ewood Park senior squad and handed a Premier League debut as his development hastened in 2010 under Blues boss Sam Allardyce.
Jones was back in the U19s squad for the Elite Round Qualification in May 2010, when he played a key role in helping the Young Lions to qualify for the European Championship Finals in France. And in August 2010 he made his first appearance for Stuart Pearce's Under-21s side, helping them reach the 2011 UEFA Under-21s Championship Finals in Denmark.
Before heading out to the tournament he put pen to paper on a deal to move from Ewood Park to Old Trafford; and some impressive performances at Old Trafford have since seen him called up to the senior squad.
He made his England debut against Montenegro in October 2011and is tipped by some as a future captain.