Jones, Grimes elude City

Rochdale midfielder Gary Jones and Millwall striker Ashley Grimes have both eluded Peter Jackson’s attempts to bring them to Valley Parade next season.

33 year old Jones was Jackson’s choice for central midfield, not a position City are light on with David Syers, Michael Flynn and Lee Bullock available, while young Grimes would join the forward line where City have James Hanson, Ross Hannah and perhaps Michael Stewart.

Being heartened with the capture of Guy Branston Jackson will turn his attention to other targets but with Clayton Donaldson escaping his attentions the City boss seems to be moving onto his Plan B list.