The Football League Paper - - INSIDE: - By Paddy von Behr

ROB JONES can be a calm­ing in­flu­ence on the Hartle­pool squad, ac­cord­ing to man­ager Craig Hignett.

Jones – a tow­er­ing 36-yearold cen­tre-back – left Don­caster, where he had a spell as care­taker man­ager ear­lier this sea­son, by mu­tual con­sent last month.

He joins Pools un­til the end of the sea­son in their bid to avoid rel­e­ga­tion out of the Foot­ball League.

“He’s go­ing to bring ex­pe­ri­ence and lead­er­ship,” said Hignett.

“The big thing is that Rob knows the game and has great ex­pe­ri­ence at this level.

“He’ll talk to peo­ple if they need ad­vice or guid­ance and I’m sure he will be a big as­set for us.

“He’s been a coach and that’s some­thing he wants to keep on learn­ing, too.

“He’s a thinker about the game and he’s been ex­cel­lent since he’s been in.”

EX­PE­RI­ENCE: Rob Jones

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