Rotherham United have completed the signing of Billy Jones following his release from Sunderland earlier in the summer, the club confirmed yesterday. The former England youth international has signed a 2-year deal.
Jones, 31, started his career at Crewe where he made his debut at 16 in October 2003 before becoming the top-scorer in our last (to date) season in the 2nd tier in 2005/06 and leaving for Preston after 1 year in League 1. After spending 4 seasons with the Lilywhites, he would join West Bromwich Albion and then Sunderland in 2014.
He joins former Alex loanee Semi Ajayi at the New York Stadium.
What are Rotherham getting with the signing of Jones?
Rotherham are signing a versatile player who came through the Alex youth ranks as a centre-back but has played in central-midfield and left-back before spending the majority of his career to date at right-back in the Premier League or have been at the top-end of the Championship (last season’s Sunderland abomination aside).