CONFIRMED: Lloyd Jones completes loan move to Swindon Town

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Liverpool academy centre-back Lloyd Jones has put pen to paper on a season-long loan move to join League One side Swindon Town.

Jones spent much of the 2015/16 campaign on loan with Blackpool, but saw his season hampered by injury.

Having proved his fitness with the Liverpool U23s this summer, Jones has now completed his move to join Luke Williams’ Swindon side.

The 20-year-old has also signed a new deal with the Reds as he had only one year left on his current contract.

Jones joined Liverpool in 2011, with his former side, Plymouth Argyle, receiving £150,000 for his services, but has so far failed to make a single first-team appearance for the club.

Before his spell with Blackpool, Jones took in loans with Cheltenham Town and Accrington Stanley, amassing considerable Football League experience.

A strong, intuitive centre-back standing at over 6’3″, Jones is well suited to life in League One.

He has also turned out for both the Welsh and English international youth sides, most recently capped by the England U20s.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has overseen a mass exodus of peripheral players this summer, with a number of young talents leaving Anfield on loan.

Danny Ward, Ryan Fulton, Jack Dunn, Ryan Kent, Allan Rodrigues, Jon Flanagan, Cameron Brannagan and Taiwo Awoniyi are among those to depart on temporary deals, along with goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

The Reds have negotiated 75 percent playing clauses in many of their loan agreements ahead of 2016/17, but it remains to be seen whether the same applies for Jones.

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