BREAKING | Blues agree loan deal with Salford City for James Jones

    Defender James Jones has agreed a deal to join Chester FC on loan from Salford City for the 2019/2020 campaign.

    Jones is a familiar face at the Deva. He came through the Academy ranks and signed his first professional deal back in the summer of 2017.

    He departed the Blues last summer to join Salford City, who earned promotion to the EFL following play-off triumph last month.

    In 2017-18, James made 15 appearances at the Deva in his breakthrough season and in March 2018 he was called up to the England C squad to face Wales.

    The 20-year-old had this to say on his return: “I’m very happy to be back.

    “Obviously I had a good season here a couple of years ago and I was with the youth team for a fair few years, so I am familiar with the surroundings.

    “I’m looking forward to getting back and playing. I know some of the players here and have good relationships with them. It’s a different management team but I just want to hit the ground running and play some football.

    “The aim looks to be getting promoted which is exciting, and as a defender I want to contribute to as many clean sheets as possible and maybe chip in with some goals!”

    Welcome back to Chester FC, James!