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Confirmed: Sunderland player departs to join Championship side

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Rotherham have confirmed the signing of Sunderland defender Billy Jones.

The 31-year-old has moved to the newly-promoted side after his Sunderland contract expired in the summer.

Manager Paul Warne has been on the lookout for a new defender as he continues to add to his squad ahead of the start of the new campaign.

Jones spent four years at The Stadium of Light, three of those in the Premier League, and made 94 appearances during his time with the club.

Last season Jones managed 19 games for Sunderland, scoring once in a 5-2 defeat away to Ipswich Town.

The versatile defender becomes Rotherham’s four summer signing and has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal with the New York Stadium.

The Verdict

Rotherham have a rather young squad heading into the Championship after promotion via the play-offs last season.

So adding a plater with the experience Jones has is only going to be positive.

The defender has been apart of a double relegation with Sunderland so that must have some effect on him.

Moving to a club who are on the up and buoyant after promotion will be a positive step for the 31-year-old.

A change of atmosphere and environment could be what is needed to allow Jones to resurrect his career as it teeters towards its latter stages.

A good, solid signing for Rotherham with plenty of necessary experience for the upcoming campaign.


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