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The Nomads' newest signing, Craig Jones pictured in front of the JD Welsh Cup © NCM Media

Ex-Bury Captain Jones returns to Welsh Premier League at Deeside

Date Published: Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 - 8:59pm

Connah's Quay Nomads are pleased to announce the signing of three time Welsh Premier League champion, Craig Jones.

For the past six years, Jones has made almost 160 appearances for EFL side, Bury in both League One and League Two, scoring nine times in the process. Prior to his time at Gigg Lane, Jones made over 270 appearances in the Welsh Premier League during his time at TNS, Rhyl, Aberystwyth Town and Airbus.

Chester-born Jones won the Welsh Premier League with Rhyl in 2007 before going on to win the league twice more with TNS before leaving for Bury after a brief trial with Leeds United. During his time with TNS, he was named the Welsh Premier League Young Player of the season in 2009-10 season as well as being named in four consecutive Welsh Premier League team of the years. Additionally, Jones scored almost 60 goals in his time in the Welsh Premier League.

On his arrival, Craig said "I'm really pleased to be signing for The Nomads and looking forward to playing back in the Welsh Premier League. I chose to join Connah's Quay because the manager showed a keen interest to sign me. The club is also local to my family, friends and I believe we can make a challenge for the title."

Manager, Andy Morrison added; "Craig adds experience and quality to our squad and we are looking forwards to working with him."

Jones will wear the number 20 shirt at Deeside Stadium which was today vacated by Noah Edwards who has left the club with his intention to join Caernarfon Town.

Morrison commented on Edwards' departure saying "Noah wants to play football and was very honest where he believes he was within the squad. We couldn't guarantee him a start and although I would have liked him to stay and fight for a place, I can also understand his reasons for wanting to move on. I wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him reach his full potential."



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