Date: 2nd August 2018 at 2:59pm
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Earlier today Southampton confirmed that 20-year-old Alfie Jones had signed a new two-year deal at Staplewood keeping him at the club until the summer of 2021.

Jones has been involved with the first-team setup this pre-season under Mark Hughes and his coaching staff as the gaffer ran a closer eye over him with an eye to the future, and he’s now fully fit and ready to kick on after a hamstring injury curtailed him at the end of 2017/18.

Our Under 23 skipper is highly rated within the club and very much seen as another off the production line for the season’s ahead so plenty of fans will be happy with this news.

The next step for the youngster, of course, is to keep his head down and keep working hard and look towards his first-team bow now and speaking to saintsfc his aim was continued development.

“I want to push on from Under-23s level, and compete for a first team place. Of course I want to be playing first team standard football. The summer has been a great experience for me, being around the first team here. It is always helpful learning off the older more experienced players and obviously the manager has been about and had a fantastic career. Being in and around it has helped me learn.”

Jones was our Young Player of the Year back in 2016 and he can also operate in the centre of midfield.


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