Blackburn Rovers completed the signing of Schalke 04 midfielder Jermaine Jones on a six-month loan deal on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old USA international becomes the club’s second signing of the transfer window after the arrival of Roque Santa Cruz from Manchester City.

“He’s a fantastic signing for us,” said manager Steve Kean. “Anybody who knows him as a player, he’s a natural ball winner; he’s a very good passer as well.” “He’s got a fantastic engine, he can go box-to-box, he’s a genuine all-round midfielder player.”

Blackburn are still awaiting international clearance for the player.

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