New Wednesday signing Prutton is ready to make an impact at Hillsborough

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WEDNESDAY new boy David Prutton believes that he has the attributes to make it atHillsborough.

The Hull-born midfield player advocates honest graft - a quality that Gary Megson demands from his players.

But Megson admires the 29-year-old’s passing ability as well as his character and praised him last month for the way he helped Swindon to play stylish possession football though they lost 3-1 at Hillsborough.

Prutton said: “This is fantastic and I’m delighted to be here. I am honest, hard-working and a good Yorkshire crowd appreciates hard work, which is a pre-requisite.

“You’d like to think you’ve not gone through your career being the opposite of a wallflower but being able to say your bit and contribute to the team and aid any kind of success that the team has.

“Hillsborough is always somewhere you look forward to playing, so to play here on a regular basis would be great.”

Scunthorpe centre-back Rob Jones, like Prutton signed on a free, said: “I’m looking forward to the start of next season. We’ve added another experienced player, David Prutton, to the squad as well, We finished this season quite well so hopefully we can start the next one well.

“I said before I left that I would like to stay. I enjoyed my time here on loan. That’s why I wanted to stay and make it a permanent deal. Now thankfully I’ve done that.

“Also I’ve been a Wednesday fan all my life, so that was a big factor.”

The defender, who was Scunthorpe’s record £350,000 signing, was

born in Stockton-on-Tees but his mum is from Bridlington, a popular resort for Sheffield holidaymakers, and her family are Owls fans. Jones was in his 20s and teaching at a primary school while also playing non-League football for Spennymoor and Gateshead before starting his League career at Stockport.