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Malta international Jodi Jones becomes top assist man in England’s top four division

Jodi Jones is the top assist man in England's top four divisions this season. Photo: Notts County.

Pulls level with Lionel Messi and Thomas Muller as best assist man in Europe’s top four leagues in the past 20 years

Malta international winger Jodi Jones continued his fairytale season with Notts County when on Tuesday night he became the player with the highest number of assists in a single season in England’s top four divisions.

Jones was again included in the starting formation for his club Notts County for their home clash against Sutton United.

The Malta international left his mark in the match when with two minutes to go to the end of the first half he set up Daniel Crowley to score his team’s second goal and level the match at 2-2.

For the former Coventry City winger this was his 21st assist of the season and breaks the previous mark held by two legendary players in the English Premier League. The previous best was held by Arsenal’s legendary striker Thierry Henry who had managed 20 assists in season 2002-03 and Manchester City’s attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne who had matched that feat in season 2019-20.

Jones’ achievement takes further significance when one considers that the Malta winger’s 21 assists pull him level with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and Thomas Muller as the best assist man in Europe’s top four leagues in the past 20 years.

No doubt, this achievement is another feather in the cap of Jodi Jones who has established himself as one of the star performers for his club Notts County this season and could open the door for a possible move to a bigger club this summer.

Jodi Jones’ performances this season have not gone unnoticed and in January he was honoured for his performances when being named the League Two Player of the Month Award.

Jones’ performances will surely delight Malta coach Michele Marcolini who is expected to include the England-based forward in next month’s squad for the upcoming friendly double-header against Slovenia on March 21 and Belarus on March 26 at the National Stadium.ż

These two matches will mark the start of the team’s preparations in the UEFA Nations League later this year where Malta will be up against Moldova and Andorra and seeking an historic promotion to League C.

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