New signing Jones: Villa Ladies are going places
Chloe Jones has spoken of her delight at signing for the claret and blues, insisting: "Villa Ladies are going places."
Jones swopped Liverpool Ladies for Villa Ladies on Friday and played in the 4-2 County Cup quarter-final win over Copsewood Ladies 48 hours later.
The 24-year-old is thrilled with the move and is relishing the future with a club "full of ambition.
She's also been delighted with the welcome she's received from boss Joe Hunt and the rest of the squad.
She said: "I am really excited. Villa Ladies are going places. They are full of ambition. I am really looking forward to it. It's a new challenge.
"Villa have always been a very ambitious club in my opinion. They have always been well run and I'm thrilled to be part of the set-up now.
"I have been very impressed with Joe. He's been brilliant - so welcoming.
"From the first training session, he's made me feel so comfortable. That's important for a footballer.
"The team have been great too. They have been welcoming and positive with me."
Boss Hunt described Jones as a "wonderful player who will do well for us" soon after signing.
She continued: "It's great to hear. It fills you with confidence but a bit of pressure too.
"But it's nice to think he rates me so highly. Hopefully I can prove him right.
"It's a great mix at Villa. There's experience and youth. There are some old heads in there and some really talented, up-and-coming players too.
"They all work hard and want to do well. The young ones are being guided by the experienced ones. I am delighted to be part of it.
"I enjoyed the first game on Sunday. It was great to get 90 minutes under my belt after four months out of action. I have been keeping myself fit but there's nothing like match fitness."
Villa Ladies are in the County Cup semi-finals, the League Cup quarter-finals and the FA Cup fourth round - and Jones is excited about the challenges ahead this season.
She added: "We're looking forward to it. I think we have a really good chance of doing well because of the squad we've got."
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