Club scouts went to watch the 23-year-old former Middlesbrough trainee in last Saturday's international friendly against South Korea.
Jones played 82 minutes as Northern Ireland ran out 2-1 winners and impressed enough for Brighton and Villa to put him on their list of potential targets for the summer.
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