Sheffield Wednesday: New boy David Jones backed to shine with Owls

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New arrival David Jones will be a major asset in Wednesday’s quest to compete in the upper echelons of the Championship.

That is the belief of head coach Carlos Carvalhal after Jones became the Owls’ sixth summer signing.

The midfielder, who came through the ranks at Manchester United’s, left Burnley on Tuesday, opting to join the Owls for an undisclosed fee.

His transfer was not finalised in time for him to feature against Burton Albion in midweek but he could make his debut in Saturday’s home clash with Leeds United.

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Carvalhal said: “David is a player that we needed. He’s a player we have been looking to bring in for some time. He can give energy to our team.

“David is an experienced player in the Championship and has been promoted four times in his career. He’s a very welome signing.”

The 31-year-old made 41 appearances for the Clarets last season to help them win the Championship title.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead,” said Jones. “I discussed the move with my family, was really impressed with the team last season and exciting things are happening here so it’s good to have the opportunity.

“The team last year got to the Play-Off final which is a great achievement but the club wants to progress further and experience in this league counts for a lot. You need a team where when you’re not playing well you still manage to get results. That’s key.”

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