Date: 18th January 2012 at 10:13am
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Barnsley manager Keith Hill has revealed Wednesday beat the Reds to the signing of Bury winger Mike Jones last week.

The 24-year-old midfielder signed for the Owls for an undisclosed fee last week with his contract set to expire at Gigg Lane in the summer.

He went straight into the starting eleven fro Wednesday’s clash with Charlton Athletic at the weekend but Hill has revealed he was keen to take him to Oakwell.

‘We wanted to sign Jones, but unfortunately we didn’t manage to get out of the starting blocks,’ Hill told the Sheffield Star.

He added: ‘It’s nobody’s fault we missed out on him, we knew he was out of contract in the summer, but they’ve obviously offered him some good money.’

The Owls triggered a release clause in Jones’s Bury contract and the former Tranmere Rovers man penned a two-and-a-half year deal at Hillsborough.