Barrow AFC have made their fifth signing of the summer after defender James Jones joined from Altrincham for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old centre back has signed on a two-year contract and was Alty's Young Player of the Year this season in helping them reach the National League North play-off final.

Jones, who was born in Wrexham, began his career with Welsh Premier League side the The New Saints, where he won three league titles and was a teammate of Bluebirds striker Scott Quigley.

He moved to Altrincham in the summer of 2017 and continued his run of success by helping the Moss Lane club win promotion from the Northern Premier League in his first season. 

However, the Welshman won't be involved in their play-off final against Boston United this afternoon and he leaves Greater Manchester having made 115 appearances, scoring 13 goals, in three seasons

He follows Mike Jones, Luke James, Tom Beadling and Matt Platt as signings made by manager David Dunn as signings made before AFC's first season in the English Football League since 1972.