Former Barrow AFC defender Dan Jones believes he can climb higher up the Football League with Salford City after he joined the Ammies on a two-year deal on Wednesday.

Salford will embark on their first-ever season in League Two after winning their fourth promotion in five years last season by defeating AFC Fylde 3-0 in the National League play-off final at Wembley last month.

It will also be Jones’ first campaign in the EFL since being released by Grimsby Town in 2017, just prior to his arrival at the Bluebirds, with whom he spent two seasons.

The second of those proved to be very successful, as he carved a new niche for himself as a centre-back, while also representing England C and being named in the National League’s Team of the Season.

Jones said: “The ambition the club has, you saw last year with the promotion, they fought hard to eventually get up and got over the finish line.

“If people saw me here last year, I like to get on the ball a lot from the back and I like to pass it out from the back, and I think I’ve got a calmness when I’m on it.

“Obviously I want to play in the Football League, I think I can do it and promotion will be the ambition for me this year.

“I don’t think it’s impossible for this club with the amount of players we have here, and the talent we have, so my ambition this year will be getting up again.”