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Boro' Keeper Joins Wednesday

Owls boss Paul Sturrock has finally secured the services of a goalkeeper by bringing Middlesbrough stopper Brad Jones to Hillsborough on a three-month loan deal.

Jones will go straight into the squad to face Preston in Wednesday's opening game of the Championship season - despite only have one day to work with his team mates.

The 24-year-old has made 15 appearances for Gareth Southgate's men after coming through the ranks at the Riverside. He made nine appearances last season and featured in Boro's road to the UEFA Cup final.

Sturrock has been looking for a goalkeeper since former number one David Lucas rejected a new contract towards the end of last season. There was no pot of gold at the end of the Scott Carson rainbow and a number of names have been mentioned with the number one jersey at Hillsborough.

The signing of the Aussie has been no secret though, with the 24-year-old being tipped to secure a deal with the club for the past few weeks.

As well as first team experience with Middlesbrough in the Premiership and UEFA Cup, Jones has enjoyed loan spells with Stockport County, Rotherham United and Blackpool.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 3 2006

Time: 6:01PM

Your Comments

***** brad jone e iz a *****er we shud get paddy kenny he iz unhappy at brammall lane cos iam his cousin and i no the unhappyness
coppel
Are you taking the mick mate? Give him a chance first! Somehow I doubt we'd get Kenny :)
nickswfc
There'd be no way we'd get Kenny.. besides, I'd be unhappy if I were at Bramall Lane :) Glad it's been sorted, let's see if Jones can do the business
Auckland Owl
Good signing, not as good a carson but certainly a massive presence at 6' 5". Also what's with the text speak? you must be from rotherham!
wednesday4europe
one thing come to mind , and that the 7 goals in let in V liverpool last season
whites11
i was only avin a laff son im tryin 2 get the point across that we av got him 4 3 months then wat will happen wen he as gone we will need adamson
coppel
p.s it wernt coppel hu wrote that about brad jones i think he iz a great keeper some one must have got in 2 my password soori guys i hate paddy kenny y wud we want him the fat !!!!!!!
coppel
hark now here the wednesday sing united ran away and we will fight for ever more b cos ov boxin day
coppel
does any 1 no his number
coppel
 

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