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Jones buoyed by pace ace

27 June 2013

Dave Jones has spoken of his delight having secured the Owls’ first signing of the summer in the shape of wing star Jacques Maghoma.

The 25-year-old has agreed a two-year contract with Wednesday, who beat a host of clubs for the signature of the DR Congo international.

Jones said: “I’m really pleased to bring Jacques to the club because he’s been a hot property for some time.

“Even back in his Tottenham days as a kid, he was predicted to do real big things in the game and he’s had a great time with Burton.

“Now he wants to take his game higher, he’s an ambitious lad and he wants to progress.

“Of course, when you get someone with his talent available on a free transfer, there’s going to be a lot of interest in him and that proved the case.

“We were talking to him for some time because there were other Championship clubs who wanted him.

“I met Jacques in London then we brought up him up here and showed him around and thankfully he decided this felt like the right club for him.”

Maghoma top-scored for Burton last season in their march to the play-offs, posting an impressive 18 goals from midfield.

He made the League 2 Team of the Year as a result, as well as landing the Burton Players’ Player of the Year award.

Jones added: “His credentials are there for everyone to see. He’s quick, he scores goals and he provides assists.

“He can play in different positions too and that will be a real bonus.”

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