Rotherham United Manager, Paul Warne, has brought in defender Billy Jones to boost his defence, on a two year deal.
Thirty-one year old Billy came through the Youth ranks at Crewe Alexandra signing a professional contract at Gresty Road in 2003 and going on to play more than one hundred and thirty times for them.
The summer of 2007 saw the right-back move into the Championship with Preston North End, who he hoped to get into the Premier League with. After four years and still no sign of getting into the English top tier with Preston, Billy joined West Bromwich Albion, who were already there on a free transfer.
He went on to make more than sixty appearances for the Baggies before joining Sunderland in May 2014. He played just under one hundred games for the Black Cats, twenty-four of those last season in the Championship, before being released when Sunderland were relegated to League One in May.
Bit of a surprise to me if I’m being honest, not really in the Paul Warne way of thinking is he? Thirty-one years of age. Although, he could be the one we’ve been looking for to stand tall in the defence.
Billy has Caps for England at U16, U17, U19 and U20 levels.
All at Vital Rotherham welcome Billy to the Millers.