Daniel Jones: Port Vale's potential helped seal deal
NEW BOY Daniel Jones says he turned down several League One clubs to join Port Vale's promotion push.
Colchester United were among the left-back's potential suitors, but the 26-year-old insists the Valiants' ambition ensured Burslem was always his preferred destination.
"I could have gone to League One teams, but what's happening at Vale was an opportunity I couldn't turn down," said the former Sheffield Wednesday defender.
"Vale are flying high, they have good players and are a team on the up. I had no hesitation in coming here.
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"The fact they're top of the table made a difference because that is always attractive to a player.
"But I've also come here to start enjoying my football.
"I already know a few of the players here and that was important too.
"I'm really looking forward to a new challenge."
Jones became Adams's fourth January signing following Darren Purse, Chris Birchall and Lee Hughes into the club.
"The lads here are obviously doing really well and I just want to help with that," he added.
"I want to make a big impact and I think I've got that in me.
"I'm a defender first and foremost, but I'm quite athletic and I love to overlap and get balls into the box."
Jones graduated through the ranks at Wolves and spent loan spells at Northampton, Oldham, Notts County and Bristol Rovers before joining the Owls in 2010.
Though he signed only a short-term contract until the end of the season at Vale Park, he's keen to stay much longer.
"I want to do well, help the team progress and win a long-term contract," he explained.
DEFENDER Clayton McDonald yesterday joined Bristol Rovers on loan until the end of the season.
VALE'S re-arranged Youth Cup game at home to Everton will now be played on Saturday.
The fourth-round clash was due to be played tonight, but the Vale Park pitch remains frozen.