The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Paul Ed­di­son

ALEX Jones had op­tions when it came to de­cid­ing his fu­ture this week but claims the lure of a club as big as Brad­ford was just too tempt­ing to re­sist.

The 22-year-old striker has penned a two-and-ahalf year deal af­ter join­ing from Birm­ing­ham City for an undis­closed fee.

Jones had been on-loan at Port Vale this term – al­ready notch­ing ten goals in 21 games – and the Valiants agreed a fee with Birm­ing­ham, only to fail to agree per­sonal terms with

his agent. In­stead, the high­lyrated marks­man finds him­self in a pro­mo­tion battle with the Ban­tams.

“As soon as I knew a team the size of Brad­ford were in­ter­ested in me, I was al­ways drawn to them more than the oth­ers in­ter­ested in me,” said Jones.

“I am de­lighted that I have been given the op­por­tu­nity to come here and hope­fully I can re­pay their faith with some goals.

“Hav­ing spo­ken to the club prior to sign­ing, they were all about nur­tur­ing young play­ers my age. That re­ally stuck out for me – I hope I can im­prove as a player and help the club.”

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