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Jones shows ‘slight improvement’ after hospital transfer

Defender and manager Kris Jones celebrates after scoring for Sleaford Town.

Defender and manager Kris Jones celebrates after scoring for Sleaford Town.

Football clubs across Lincolnshire and beyond are welcoming positive news about ex-Bourne Town and Deeping Rangers defender Kris Jones who is seriously ill in hospital.

The father-of-three was critically injured in a crash on the A1 in Nottinghamshire two weeks ago and airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, with life-threatening injuries.

But Kris, now manager at Sleaford Town, has now been moved to Lincoln County Hospital so that he can be closer to his Sleaford Town chairman Brian Rowland said: “There’s a slight improvement in his condition but he’s still in a very serious condition.

“Kris has had good wishes from everyone in football and it’s been brilliant.”

Ex-manager and joint chairman of Bourne Town FC, Darren Munton, said: “I heard the news about Kris when I was boarding a plane to the UK from Spain and I was absolutely devastated.

“Not only is Kris a former team-mate of mine but a good friend as well.

“Kris put everything into his football and he was a leader both on and off the pitch.

“He was tremendous and Kris had the respect of everyone in the dressing room.

“It was great to have him at the club and the thoughts and prayers of all of us in local football are with Kris and his family at this difficult time.”

 

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