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Last Updated: Friday, 24 August 2007, 12:53 GMT 13:53 UK
Striker Jones on strike at Saints
Southampton striker Kenwyne Jones
Jones has refused to play against Stoke
Southampton striker Kenwyne Jones has refused to play for the club after handing in a transfer request.

Trinidad & Tobago striker Jones, 22, has been the subject of a bid from Premier League new boys Derby.

Saints boss George Burley told his club's website: "Kenwyne spoke to me on Tuesday and said he didn't want to play against Stoke.

"He confirmed it to me again this morning (Friday) and I am very disappointed by that."

Jones joined Saints from Trinidad club W-Connection in July 2004 for a nominal fee.

He spent spells on loan at Stoke and Sheffield Wednesday while he adjusted to the English game.

606: DEBATE
GOG

But on returning to St Mary's, his progress was apparent, and he has scored 19 goals in 44 appearances for the Saints.

Burley thought he had beaten off Derby's interest, rejecting their initial bid of 2m and slapping a 5m price tag on Jones' head.

But the Saints boss also admitted that he would be unable to refuse a substantial bid for the striker, who played for Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

SEE ALSO
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12 Aug 07 |  Southampton
Derby's Jones bid angers Saints
07 Aug 07 |  Southampton
Jones set to sign new Saints deal
28 Feb 06 |  Southampton


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