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Dan Jones Joins Salford City & He Brings With Him 2 Essential Traits

The big news last night is National League Play-Off winners from last season Salford City, have signed Dan Jones from Cumbrian side Barrow.

The full-back originally from County Durham has spent much of his career between League Two and The National League. Playing for clubs such as Hartlepool United, Grimsby and has had spells at Fylde and Gateshead on loan.

Last season at Barrow is the first time that Jones has ever been a first team starter, starting 45 games in two seasons at the club, also chipping in with three goals during his spell at the Bluebirds. It was this form that saw Jones called up for his one and only ever England C call up, which saw him feature in a 3-2 win over Wales in March 2018.

With his move to League Two side Salford, his reward for his form over the last two years. 24-year-old Jones is set to have his second crack at the Football League after his release from boyhood club Hartlepool United in his younger days. Therefore ahead of his move, we took a look at two things Dan Jones will bring to the Ammies ahead of their maiden Football League campaign…

Versatility

The 6 foot Jones is capable of playing across the back four, with his size he is more than capable of making the move to centre half, should the occasion occur. The left-footer is strong in the air and defensively sound, something rare in full backs these days, meaning that Dan will provide some much-needed versatility at Salford essential for the long slog of League Two.

Reliability

Despite not nailing down a first team starter role prior to the last two seasons, Jones has shown at Barrow just how good he is given a run of games. He very rarely puts a foot wrong and despite not being spectacular will be a reliable 7 out of 10 nearly every game.

The type of player that every team needs.

Photo Credit: Salford City

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