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Saints’ Trinidad and Tobago international Kenwyne Jones has joined Stoke City on a month’s loan.

The pacy front man joined the club at the start of the season and started his first Premiership match in the 2-1 defeat at Birmingham recently. With Henri Camara’s arrival in the transfer window however and Kevin Phillips’ return to fitness imminent, his first team chances in the near future are likely to be limited.

Jones has already spent a month at Sheffield Wednesday this season where he found prolific form for Paul Sturrock’s team in Coca Cola Football League one. The move to the Potters will give the 20 year old a chance to prove himself at higher level and continue his impressive development in England.

His coach at Reserve team level Stewart Henderson said he expects it to bring out the best in the youngster.

He explained: “He did well at Sheffield Wednesday and he is stepping up a level now and I am sure that will do his development a lot of good.

“He has had a little chance in the Premiership and he did ok there but things are a bit blocked in front of him now so a move away will give him the chance of a bit more football.

“Kenwyne is a versatile player who can hold the ball up, he has got great ability in the air, with a bit of time and space he has got a powerful shot off either foot and he is brave enough to get in the box. If he plays up front he can be a real threat and I am sure that he will be an asset for them."