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Defender Jones Signs New Pools Deal

23 June 2016

Rob Jones has become the latest player to commit his future to the Club by agreeing a new contract to keep him at Victoria Park for 2016/17.

The towering defender became Craig Hignett’s first signing as Pools boss when he joined the Club at the start of March on a deal until the end of last season.

Jones starred on his debut as Pools won 3-1 at Barnet and his experience proved invaluable as Hignett’s side quickly moved away from the League Two danger zone.

The 36-year-old centre-back was keen to keep on playing and Hignett was quick to offer him new terms to keep him in the squad going in to the new campaign.

“I’m really pleased that Rob has agreed the new deal,” explained Hignett.

“He had a really positive influence on the squad when he came in last season; his experience, organisation and ability are benefits to us and he showed that both in games and in training.

“To have him around the place is a bonus for me because he’s a proper professional and the young lads in our group can learn a lot from him.”

Stockton-born Jones, who has almost 400 professional appearances under his belt, is also set to take on a coaching role with the Club’s Academy to help develop the next generation of Pools players.

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