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Squad re-building at Leamington has continued, with Paul Holleran announcing the arrival of two more new faces to the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club.

Jake Jones arrives from King`s Lynn Town, who will be new opponents for the Brakes this season having transferred to the Southern League from the Northern Premier League.

The Solihull-born 22-year-old attacking winger progressed through the youth system at Walsall, signing his first professional contract in the summer of 2011.

He made his debut for the Saddlers first-team in August 2012 as a substitute in a Carling Cup tie against Brentford, making a further two appearances before being released in 2013 after loan spells with Redditch United and Lincoln City.

After a loan spell at The Walks, Jones opted to join King`s Lynn on a permanent basis in January 2014.

He made sixty-six appearances and scored 12 goals for the Linnets, also spending a brief spell at Halesowen Town earlier this year before returning to Norfolk.

“Jake is a young lad who first came to our attention while at Walsall”, said the Brakes boss. “We tried to bring him here in a loan deal a few years ago. He did very well while on loan at Lincoln City and that meant he would have spent a bit of time in that neck of the woods playing for them and subsequently King`s Lynn.

“The second half of last season went a little bit flat for him but I do feel that he’s certainly got the potential to have as big an effect as Lee Chilton, he’s that kind of player, full of energy, has a few tools in his box, and I’m looking forward to working with him. I think it was important for him to be playing back in the area as well.

“He’s a local boy and had a few offers but feels that Leamington is the right place for him. He’s certainly a player that the fans will enjoy watching.”

Also linking up with the club having reached agreement with the manager will be Ross Oulton.

“He’s a midfielder who trained with us a few years ago after he was released by Northampton Town,” said Holleran. “He’s got 200 games under his belt, again he’s a local lad who has moved back to the area.

“He’s very versatile and is somebody that we are looking forward to working with during pre-season and feel that he has a big part to play with us.”

The 24-year-old has gained extensive non-League experience since leaving Northampton with the likes of Rugby Town, Brackley Town, Daventry Town, Kettering Town and, most recently, Bedford Town.

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