Birmingham City striker Alex Jones has tonight signed for League One promotion chasing Bradford City, as announced by the club.
The club’s official Twitter account this evening tweeted this:
— Bradford City AFC (@officialbantams) January 5, 2017
Six foot tall striker Jones had previously been on loan at fellow League One club Port Vale, but returned to his parent club Birmingham City after contract talks fell apart with the Burslem based club. The player has now joined Bradford for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half year deal. Jones scored ten goals in 21 games whilst on-loan at Vale and the 22 year old striker will now go straight into Stuart McCall’s squad for this Saturday’s clash with lowly Chesterfield, following relevant clearances.
Jones told Bradford City “as soon as I knew a team the size of Bradford were interested in me, I was always drawn to them more than the others interested in me.
“I am delighted that I have been given the opportunity to come here and hopefully I can repay their faith with some goals.
“I love to try and score goals, that is what my game is all about. I try to get into scoring positions and cause defenders problems.
“Having spoken to the club prior to signing, they were all about nurturing young players my age.
“That really stuck out for me – I hope that I can come here and improve as a player and help improve the club.”
The player also tweeted this from his Twitter account following the move being announced:
Delighted to have joined such a massive club as @officialbantams Can't wait to get going! Thank you for all the messages!
— Alex Jones (@Alex_Jones94) January 5, 2017
Jones started his career with Premier League West Bromwich Albion but made the move to fellow Midlands club Birmingham City in 2015. He also enjoyed a brief spell with Grismby Town before making the loan move to most recent club, Port Vale.
Fans of the West Yorkshire based club have been reacting to the news this evening.
Fans seem to be in buoyant mood with the signing and are happy to see a young and hungry striker like Jones make the move to Valley Parade.
Good to see the owners keeping to their word, signing young players with potential. Happy with Jones signing, hopefully bag a few too #BCAFC
— Gavin Coonan (@gavincoonan) January 5, 2017
Alex Jones fits the blueprint about what the owners said they wanted to do. Young players to take us forward. Assets. #bcafc
— paul layfield (@Paullayfield) January 5, 2017
Terrific signing in Alex Jones. I whinged about us needing a striker more than anyone, and now I'm delightfully eating my words. #bcafc
— Richard Beecham (@ReporterRichB) January 5, 2017
Really excited by the signing of Alex Jones, great age, great potential & seems to know where the net is! #bcafc
— Damian Poutney (@DamianPoutney) January 5, 2017
Think you may have the wrong Alex Jones, Pete…
— Pete (@yorkshireskippy) January 5, 2017
New German owners Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp have promised to back gaffer Stuart McCall numerous times since taking over the club and this signing only furthers that promise. Fans are certainly feeling positive following the signing of Jones and will now be hungry to see a few more faces come in before the January transfer window ends.