New striker is a ‘big coup’ for Tamworth

Alex Jones (Credit: Lambs Media)

Tamworth have bolstered their attacking options with former West Brom and Birmingham City striker Alex Jones.

The 27-year-old was most recently with League One side Northampton Town and is set to make his Lambs debut this Saturday against Barwell.

Jones put out a Tweet looking for a club last month after announcing he was stepping away from full-time football.

Joint manager Gary Smith has been on the lookout for reinforcements as he looks to end their recent blip but says they were only interested in players who can add more than they already have.

“When a player like him becomes available you have to take notice,” Smith said.

“We’ve identified the fact that we need some more goalscoring prowess which is made worse by Dan Creaney being out at the moment.

“Mikey Taylor is still getting himself 100% fit so we knew we could do with strengthening that area of the pitch.

“He could be playing at a higher level for sure, but we were able to convince him to join Tamworth so he’s a big coup for us.

“A big plus is that he knows a few of the lads already so that will help him settle in and hopefully get going straight away.”

Jones missed out on making his debut in Tuesday’s win at Lye Town because he signed after the deadline.

But Smith expects him to be in line for his debut this weekend.

“He missed the game against Lye because we couldn’t get it done in time but he still came and got some bits done on the pitch with the lads,” Smith said.

“If we are going to bring anyone in they have to be ready to start and they have to improve our squad otherwise it doesn’t make sense to sign them.

“He could be looking to go into the squad for the trip to Barwell.”

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