Northampton Town have confirmed they have signed striker Alex Jones on a short term deal.

26-year-old Jones was available after leaving Scottish Championship side Partick Thistle, whom he left in July of last year.

The striker is a graduate of Birmingham City’s academy, and played on loan at Grimsby Town and Port Vale while on the Blues’ books. At the second of these loan spells, he scored 9 times in 19 appearances.

He also played for Bradford City for three seasons, all in League One, and he has also represented Cambridge United before making the move to Scotland.

Jones is the first signing for Northampton since the appointment of caretaker manager Jon Brady, and the 6ft 1in tall striker has been signed to provide further competition in the team’s attacking department.

He also received clearance straight away to join up with the Northampton Town first team squad, getting a space on the bench for their game against Plymouth Argyle tonight (02/03).