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Jones and Minter Arrive Ahead of EFL Debut

Simon Weaver has bolstered his squad with two new signings ahead of Town’s first-ever fixture in Sky Bet League Two.

Left sided defender Dan Jones has signed on a season long loan from Salford, keeper while Melvin Minter arrives on a short-term contract.


 
Jones, who can play at either centre back or left back spent two seasons at Barrow before the 25-year-old joined Salford last season, then being sent back to Holker Street on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
 
Born in County Durham, the 6ft tall defender started his career at Hartlepool in the Football League, before spending time at Grimsby, Gateshead and Fylde before signing with Barrow at the start of the 2017/18 season.
 
His stint at Barrow was impressive as Jones accumulated over 75 appearances for The Bluebirds, also making the 2018/19 National League Team of the Season.

Jones has also been involved with the England C team. He made his debut on 20th March 2018 when starting in a 3–2 away win over Wales. 

On joining Town, Jones said: “I’m over the moon to finally get the deal done, speaking to the gaffer and to Thirs I couldn’t wait to get it done.
 
“Everything they’ve said, the way they portray the club and the lads I’m delighted to be involved.
 
Jones is eligible for tomorrow’s fixture against Southend and is hoping to add quality to the Town side:
 
“I want to play as many games as possible and help the lads as much as I can. I like to play left back as I like to get on the ball and get forward. I’m quite quick and like the battle of the one v one.”
 
Goalkeeper Melvin Minter joins the Town squad with over 100 senior appearances under his belt.
 
The 25-year-old has played with semi-professional sides Hanwell Town, Harrow Borough, Whitehawk FC and most recently Kings Langley in the Southern Football League.
 
The London born keeper spent time at Brentford as a youngster, training with the first team and featuring for the U21 side before leaving at the start of the 2013/14 season.
 
Jones will wear the number three shirt for the 2020/21 season, while Minter will wear number 25.