Owls: Sheffield Wednesday unveil first two summer signings

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday this afternoon unveiled Swindon midfield player David Prutton and Scunthorpe centre half Rob Jones as their first summer signings.

Both have been landed on free transfers and have signed two-year contracts.

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Owls manager Gary Megson said: “Our supporters are well aware of the qualities of Rob Jones, and I’m really pleased we’ve been able to secure him.

“I’ve admired David Prutton for a long time. First and foremost he has character, and he will put demands on everybody else.”

Swindon chairman Jeremy Wray told under-contract players after the Robins were relegated that the club would not stand in their way if they wanted to go.

Left back Michael Rose left for Colchester.

Aged 29, Prutton joined Swindon on a two-year deal last summer after leaving Colchester.

He has also played for Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Leeds.

Prutton played against Wednesday last month in the 3-1 Hillsborough defeat that sent Swindon down to League Two.

The Robins last week appointed ex-Owls star Paolo Di Canio as their manager.

Jones, aged 31, was Scunthorpe’s record signing when he joined them from Hibernian for around £350,000 in 2009.

Megson signed him on loan in March and the centre back was credited with helping the Owls to tighten up defensively.

Jones is believed to have been on Megson’s list of nine summer targets.

The 6ft 7ins centre half played eight games for the Owls last season.

He started his career at Gateshead and has played for Stockport and Grimsby.