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Owls complete double swoop

Owls complete double swoop

Wednesday have made their first signings since the end of the season in the shape of former Leeds United man David Prutton and former loanee Rob Jones.

Vital reported earlier today that the duo were close to penning deals at Hillsborough, and the club has officially announced both as new Owls players this afternoon.

Both have signed two-year deals and have signed on free transfers, with Jones arriving from Scunthorpe United and Prutton signing from Swindon Town.

Jones made a big impression while on loan at Wednesday from the Iron last season, making eight appearances at centre-back, while Prutton comes in to bolster the Owls midfield.

Owls boss Gary Megson said: 'Our supporters are well aware of the qualities of Rob Jones and I'm really pleased that we've been able to secure him on a permanent contract.

'I've admired David Prutton for a long time and first and foremost he has character and he will put demands on everybody else.'

Megson revealed that he is keen to add nine players to bolster his squad over the summer. Two down, seven to go.

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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday May 24 2011
Time: 3:53PM

Comments

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How did we get Jones without even paying a fee? Thats class! Not sure about prutton, hopefully just upgrading joc a little bit.
north stand owl
24/05/2011 15:57:00
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Glad we got Jones on a free, means we still have 3 players who we will be paying a fee for. Prutton is a bit of a gamble but has plenty of experience and is still a good age. Good start to the summer.
DEZZYP
24/05/2011 16:03:00
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I agree- I think Prutton will take JoC's position (hopefully). He'll give us a bit more bite and energy in midfield. We need another creative entity in midfield though. on a side note, regarding the picture of Rob Jones above... you won't get a much veinier left arm than that.
Carbone's Padawan
24/05/2011 16:39:00
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Over the moon about landing Jones. Well done! Glad to hear that he has a bit of a temper. As long as it doesn't get him sent off, we could use a bit of a brute to keep light a fire under the others (JJ) and keep the energy levels flowing! And, yeah Carbone's Padawan, his left arm looks like a road map!
Colorado Owl
24/05/2011 16:45:00
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good call Colorado Owl, I can definately make out the M1 now you mention it.
Carbone's Padawan
24/05/2011 16:46:00
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Jones is a fantastic signing and signals a different type of drive this season. I'm glad Megson has gone for people who we know can do a job at big clubs - Jones for us and Prutton did for Leeds. Two good signings, bring on the next seven!
s5owl
24/05/2011 16:56:00
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Prutton a great signing, though i do remember him decking a referee/linesman a few years back when he was playing for Southampton. Grown up a bit since then i think.
tarnyowl
24/05/2011 18:25:00
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cracking start these 2 - jones will be immense i'm sure - and prutton should be one to be counted on when games get a bit scrappy he doesn,t mind getting stuck in a bit when needed but can pick a pass aswell! did jones miss a defensive header for us on loan cos if he did i missed it ?
wedalways
24/05/2011 18:53:00
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Top start, were normally dragging arse at signing players always at the last second but a great start and a sign of determination.
OWL25
24/05/2011 21:26:00
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So who thinks that one of these two is the new club captain?? Jones was captain at Hibs and Megson has said "Prutton is a character who will make demands on the players around him" I think one of them will have the arm-band come the start of the season ahead! UTO
4evaOWL
25/05/2011 09:32:00
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