Sheffield Wednesday sign Rob Jones from Scunthorpe

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SCUNTHORPE’S 6ft 7in centre half Rob Jones today became Sheffield Wednesday’s second loan signing in two days.

He will be at Hillsborough for the rest of the season - like Wolves centre back Danny Batth, who signed yesterday.

Both are set to make their debuts at Southampton on Saturday.

Manager Gary Megson confirmed that, with the end of the season only seven weeks away, the injured Mark Beevers will be out “for quite a while.”

He will have an operation on Monday at which it will be decided whether or not to insert a plate into his damaged cheekbone.

Megson also revealed that a circular has been sent to other clubs to inform them the Owls have players who are available on loan. No names are mentioned in the letter.

Jones, who like Beevers is left-footed, signed for Scunthorpe from Hibernian for an undisclosed but club record transfer fee in July 2009.

He began his career with Stockport County before joining Grimsby Town.

The 31-year-old made 121 appearances for Hibs and scored 12 goals. He captained the Easter Road side to their first silverware in 16 years when they lifted the Scottish League Cup in 2007.