Shrewsbury Town are set to loan midfielder Sam Jones to Cheltenham Town as the Robins prepare for life without Gary Johnson, according to Gloucestershire Live.
The Whaddon Road side sacked Johnson following the midweek draw with Macclesfield, with a lack of goals and striking options one of the motivating factors behind the decision.
6ft 2in Jones, formerly of Grimsby Town, came through the ranks at Leeds United as a youngster and is likely to be in the Robins’ squad to play Cambridge this Saturday.
The 26-year old has spent the bulk of his career in the non-league set up, playing for Gateshead, Alfreton and Heanor amongst others. He joined the Mariners after impressing for Gateshead, but couldn’t replicate that form in Black and White.
He joined Shrewsbury in January of this year on a two-and-a-half year deal in a surprise deadline day swoop, but has struggled to impose himself on the first team at the New Meadow.
We’re big fans of Jones here at the Real EFL. he’s a big, powerful player who scored for fun at Gateshead and looked likely to make the step up.
He endured a tough time in a toxic atmosphere at Grimsby under Russell Slade and hasn’t made the jump to League One either. He’ll be a major asset to the Robins though, he’s definitely got what it takes to impress in League Two.
He won’t replace Mo Eisa, but he might begin to chip in along with a few others which is what the strugglers need right now.