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ALEX JONES JOINS CAMBRIDGE UNITED UNTIL THE END OF THE SEASON

U'S SECURE LOAN SIGNING OF BRADFORD CITY CENTRE FORWARD

25 January 2019

Cambridge United are delighted to confirm the loan signing of Bradford City centre forward Alex Jones until the end of the 2018/19 Sky Bet League Two season.

The 24-year old arrives at the Abbey Stadium on a six month deal and will add further competition to Head Coach Colin Calderwood's attacking options.

Jones has scored ten goals in 30 games during his time so far for the Bantams, but has found playing time hard to come by this season and joins the U's in search of further competitive action.

Pleased to have committed to the remainder of the season at the Abbey, he said: "I knew there was interest at the start of the window and it's been bubbling away in the background for a few weeks, so I'm really delighted that the deal is now sorted.

"Speaking to the Head Coach (Colin Calderwood) and a few players who are here now and have been here previously, they couldn't speak highly enough of the Club and that drew me towards it and made my mind up for me.

"The most important thing is to gain plenty of match minutes under the belt. If I can put a run of games together, keep fit, then I back myself to score a lot of goals to help the team as much as I can for the remainder of the season."

Head Coach Colin Calderwood commented: "Alex's loan signing highlights the good recruitment process already in place, and is testament to the strong knowledge and contacts of the personnel we have here at the football club.

"In Alex, we've acquired the services of a good goal scoring centre forward who has shown a strong record previously. This loan provides him a great platform to quickly build on his goal scoring credentials."

Having begun his footballing career within the youth ranks at West Bromwich Albion from the age of 12, where Jones trained alongside current U's midfielder Liam O'Neil, he made his senior debut during a loan spell with Grimsby Town in 2015.

He went on to make his Football League bow in August 2016 during a six month loan spell with Port Vale in League One, where the centre forward notched an impressive ten goals in 21 appearances before signing permanently with Bradford City in January 2017.

U's Head of Football, Ben Strang added: "Alex has proved that he can score goals in League One, so we are confident that he can be a success with us for the remainder of the season. We’re aware that he hasn’t had as much game time as he’d have liked recently but he comes with a real point to prove and a strong desire to demonstrate his ability.”

Jones will wear the number 26 shirt and has travelled down with the squad today ahead of the U's Sky Bet League Two clash with Exeter City at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon.​


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