Alfie Jones says there was never any doubt in his mind about extending his stay with Hull City when the opportunity arose.
Jones joined the Tigers from Southampton at the start of the 2020/21 season, initially signing a one-year deal with an option of a second year. However, the 23-year-old’s impressive displays during the Club’s League One title-winning campaign, in which he played as a centre back and defensive midfielder, brought the offer of a new two-year contract, with an option of a further 12 months, and Jones was delighted to sign.
“I’m delighted to have put pen to paper and I’m just looking forward to the new season now,” said Jones.
“I’ve loved my time here so far. It took a while to get going but, once I did, I never looked back and I’ve loved wearing the shirt. To win the league topped it all off and now signing a new contract just adds to it even more.
“It was an easy decision to commit my future to Hull City – it was what I wanted. I loved every minute of the journey we went on together last season. It’s a great club with a great set-up, a great bunch of lads and a great staff so I didn’t have to think twice when the offer of extending my stay further came along.”
Jones played 39 times in all competitions in 20/21, with the majority of those appearances coming during the second half of the season as he became a key player in the side that went on a 14-match unbeaten run to claim the League One title, and he says the aim now is to kick on in the Championship.
“Getting that run of games in the second half of the season was great,” Jones continued.
“I wanted to come here and play, and to have that unbeaten run of 14 games was amazing. I’ll never forget the experience of the back end of last season.
“It’s all about kicking on now and trying to keep that consistency of playing well week in, week out that we found over the last few months. We want the club to keep pushing on now.
“Personally I’m looking forward to testing myself at Championship level. It’s the next step for me having not played in that division before so I’m relishing the opportunity and I can’t wait for pre-season to start.”