Hartlepool have snapped up experienced centre-half Rob Jones until the end of the season, in the hope he will be able to help sure up their leaky defence for the run in, BBC Sport has confirmed.
Jones has been on trial with the club for the past two weeks having recently been released by League One Doncaster Rovers.
The towering centre back has obviously done enough to impress boss Craig Hignett and has been rewarded with a contract until the end of the season.
The 36-year-old has a wealth of experience, playing over 400 games, primarily with Grimsby Town, Hibs, Scunthorpe, Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster.
Jones will be available for Saturday’s trip to Barnet and will be hopeful of being thrown straight into the first team, as fellow Pools defender Matthew Bates is currently struggling with a back problem.
As well as being a presence in his own box, Jones also proved to be a huge threat in the opposing area during his time at Doncaster, where he racked up a quite remarkable 11 goals in 78 appearances from the centre back position.
So what do you think Pools fans? Is Jones a good acquisition? Is his experience just what you need in the fight to survive? Let us know below!