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WATCH: GOALKEEPER JAMIE JONES ON SIGNING NEW TWO-YEAR CONTRACT AT WIGAN ATHLETIC

21 March 2019

Jones, 30, has penned a two-year deal until the summer of 2021.

  • WATCH: Goalkeeper Jamie Jones on signing a new two-year contract at Wigan Athletic
  • Jones has played 32 times for Latics since joining the club in the summer of 2017
  • Jones: “It is such a well-run club; it has everything about it with great staff, great fans and teammates that have been there for me every minute I have been here.”

Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Jamie Jones says he is delighted to extend his stay at the DW Stadium until the summer of 2021.

Jones, 30, has signed a new two-year contract at the club and told iFollow Latics:

“I am over the moon; to be at a club like Wigan Athletic in the Championship is where I want to be.

“It is such a well-run club; it has everything about it with great staff, great fans and teammates that have been there for me every minute I have been here.”

Jones has featured for Latics 13 times this season in competition with Christian Walton, who returned to the starting XI for Latics’ 5-2 win over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

And Jones says the competition for the ‘number one’ jersey is healthy.

“[The goalkeepers] don’t half work hard outside; we have our own sessions before we go out with the first team every day and you have to have that bond because, if you didn’t, training wouldn’t be as good as what it is.

“Nick Colgan [goalkeeping coach] puts on amazing sessions for us and there is not one day I have been out there and not looked forward to a session.

“We make each other better by being so competitive and by pushing each other; I found that when I was in with Christian and now I’ll have to do the same with me being out of the team.”

Latics’ win over Bolton saw Paul Cook’s side climb three points clear of the Championship relegation zone.

And Jones believes the squad has what it takes to achieve enough points to retain our status in the second tier.

“The Championship is where we belong – as a minimum – we had a good win at the weekend to step that little bit closer to safety and we have eight games to go in which we are going to work hard to get safe as soon as possible and then look to next season,” Jones explained.

“The atmosphere on Saturday was electric from the early goal that Joe scored and then after the game in the changing room everyone was buzzing and we have got a lot of confidence from that win.

“In some ways it is unfortunate that we have the international break now but we will take the rest around training this week and we will be raring to go next week against Brentford.

“This is the time of season when you can tell how good your squad is – your togetherness – and we have a brilliant group here and that’s credit to the recruitment staff and the gaffer for bringing the right players in.”

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