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Jones Becomes Second Gateshead New Boy

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Gary Mills, manager of Conference Premier club Gateshead, has brought in 22-year-old right-back Andrai Jones, who was….

….has spent the last eighteen months at Barnsley, as his second summer signing.

The Merseysider was limited to two appearances for the Oakwell club, against Derby County and Nottingham Forest in April 2013.

Jones had spent the previous three seasons at Bury where he played twenty-one games in League One and two in the Capital Cup, including a defeat against Middlesbrough at Gigg Lane.

While at Bury he had a loan spell in the Conference at Altrincham and last season played ten games on loan at Alfreton Town, playing in the 1-1 draw against Gateshead at the Impact Arena.

Jones had earlier gained more Football League experience on loan at Tranmere Rovers where he was sent-off on in the first half of his debut against Peterborough United.

The signing of the Liverpool-born player will see the Heed well served at right-back where player of the year Craig Baxter has played 272 games for the club.

Back up goalkeeper Alex Baird, meanwhile, has penned a one-year deal at the International Stadium.

The 20-year-old joined Gateshead last season after spells at Derby County, Newcastle United and Scottish outfit Dundee.

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