West Bromwich Albion veteran Steven Reid has welcomed the arrival of Billy Jones from Preston North End.

The pair could be competing for the right-back slot next season.

"I've spoken to a few lads throughout the summer and they've mentioned what a good player he is," Reid told the WBA website. "It will be good competition for places and I'm looking forward to the season ahead.

"I was pleased with the way I finished the season and hopefully I can continue that in pre-season and be a major part of the plans under the gaffer.

"I was a bit disappointed last season that I didn't play more, especially in the run that we had when we weren't getting results.

"Hopefully I can start more league games next season and be a major influence, whether that's at right-back or slotting in for the odd game at central midfield.

"I'd just be delighted to be out there a bit more. The position I've played in most of my career, and the position I probably favour, is central midfield.

"But I can happily slot into most positions over the park.

"As long as I play the games and I'm involved, I'm not too bothered where I play."

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