Mason Jones-Thomas signs first professional deal
Swansea City forward Mason Jones-Thomas has put pen to paper on his first professional deal with the club.
The 18-year-old, who has been with the Swans since he was seven, has signed a one-year contract through to June 2020.
The winger - who hails from Bonymaen - is delighted to continue his journey with his hometown club, but insists the hard work starts now.
“It’s always been my dream to be a professional footballer,” he said.
“I’ve been working towards that for as long as I can remember, so to sign the contract is a dream come true.
“I feel a lot of pride and happiness but, at the same time, I realise the hard work starts now and I must keep pushing on.”
Jones-Thomas links up with Swansea’s under-23 side, for whom he made 10 appearances at the back end of last season.
Five of those came during the development side’s run to the Premier League Cup semi-finals, and he feels that previous experience of working under Gary Richards and Cameron Toshack has made the step up a lot smoother.
“Breaking into the side at the end of last season definitely helped me,” he added.
“It gave me an eye-opener of what to expect. It makes the transition a lot easier and I’ve settled in a lot quicker.
“I know that the coaches trust in me and that they will help me develop. It’s then down to me to try and push on and play as many games as I can, and see where it takes me.”