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David Jones Joins Wigan Athletic

David Jones Joins Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic have signed midfielder David Jones who was a free agent after leaving Premier League rivals Wolves at the end of last season, he spent part of preseason on trial with the Latics and suitably impressed.

Latics media manager Ed Jones released the following press statement:

Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder David Jones.

The 26-year-old, who is a free agent after coming to the end of his contract at Molineux, has impressed on trial during the pre-season and featured in the victory at Preston on Sunday.

Manager Roberto Martinez is really happy to have him on board.

He said: "Dave has connected well with the group during pre-season, he has a great attitude towards work and will certainly bring something different to the squad.

"Technically he is very gifted, shows good personality on the pitch and already has solid experience of the Barclays Premier League behind him, with the best years of his career still ahead.

"We`ve been impressed with the levels of his work in training and everyone`s excited to be welcoming him to our club."

Jones began his career breaking through Manchester United`s youth academy in 2003, and spent loan spells at Preston North End, NEC Nijmegen and Derby County before signing permanently for the Rams in 2007, where he played in the Barclays Premier League.

In 2008 he joined Wolves and played a key role in their promotion to the Premier League that season, going on to make 66 league appearances for Mick McCarthy`s side in his three seasons at the club.

He said: "I`m delighted to have sorted out my future. Roberto Martinez is a great manager to work for, and I`ve loved every minute of training so far, I already feel settled here.

"I`d like to thank everyone at Wolves for their support when I was there and to say goodbye to a great set of fans there. But I`m a Wigan player now and I`m really looking forward to the new season and proving to the gaffer he has made a good choice."

Nice one, welcome on board Jonesy

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday August 2 2011
Time: 6:08PM


Nice one, he looked pretty decent on Sunday
02/08/2011 18:13:00
How old is he?
02/08/2011 18:42:00
what length of contract has he signed.
johnney handsome
02/08/2011 19:25:00
26, 2 years
02/08/2011 19:27:00
Jones is a money grabbing judus scum bag, he has at least found his level by joining a club with no fans! that can only fill half the ground and a manager/chairman who are all mouth,wind and P, I am sure our Henry will give him the welcome he deserves - w****r, he did SFA for us - good riddence.
02/08/2011 20:30:00
he was going to brum! shows what a money grabbing git he is, f*** off jones not everybody is sorry to see you go.
02/08/2011 20:32:00
I get the feeling johnwolf doesnt like Jones. Or is it a case of the gent complains too much?
02/08/2011 22:48:00
LMFAO johnwolf! It sounds like hes burnt ya house down or something! Calm down and get a life mate! Jeez you find some saddos on here!
02/08/2011 23:56:00
johnwolf, I take it you're a little disappointed that Jones moved on?
03/08/2011 09:20:00
Johnwolf seems to be devastated with us getting Jones, as well as this, he brings up the old no fans regime, sad man.
04/08/2011 02:30:00
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