Baggies seal Jones signing
The 24-year-old had talks with the Baggies on Thursday at their
training ground and has put pen to paper after completing a
medical. He was available on a free transfer after his contract
with North End came to an end. Jones was Preston’s Player of the
Year last season and played in several positions because of injury
problems at Deepdale. The former England Under-20 international
began his career with Crewe before joining Preston on a four year
deal in 2007. Jones is West Brom head coach Roy Hodgson’s second
signing of the summer after Ipswich defender Gareth McAuley.
Hodgson will now continue his attempts to sign Blackpool midfielder
David Vaughan who is out of contract with the Tangerines. He has
already held preliminary talks with Albion and is keen to remain
close to his north Wales home. Sunderland and Rangers have also
been linked with Vaughan, who has been offered a new contract by
Blackpool but is keen to continue playing in the Premier League.