Wigan's David Jones joins Blackburn on emergency loan

Wigan's David Jones

Wigan midfielder David Jones has joined Championship side Blackburn on an emergency loan until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old has been included in the squad for Saturday's match against Peterborough United.

"I'm delighted to be here, Blackburn is a massive club," said Jones.

"I thought my opportunities would be limited at Wigan for the remainder of the season and this chance arose so I wanted to take it."

Jones began his professional career at Manchester United, where he spent four seasons but made only four first-team appearances.

He was sent out on loan to Preston North End, Dutch side NEC Nijmegen and Derby County before sealing a permanent move to the Rams in 2007 for a reported fee of £1m.

The Southport-born player then joined Wolves for about £1.2m in the summer of 2008. He was a free agent at the end of the 2010-11 season and was eventually picked up by Wigan Athletic, where he has made 35 appearances to date.