CHERRIES have confirmed the signing of former Southampton, Sunderland and Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, as reported earlier by the Daily Echo.

Jones has joined on loan from Championship rivals Cardiff City and will remain at Dean Court until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old will link up with Eddie Howe’s squad early next week and will bolster Cherries’ options for the remaining seven games of the season.

A source close to the player has told the Daily Echo there is no provision in the agreement for the deal to be made permanent and the frontman knows he will not be guaranteed to start.

Jones featured for the Bluebirds in a 1-1 draw against Cherries earlier this month and scored during the Welsh outfit’s eventual 5-3 defeat at Dean Court in December.

He has netted 13 times for Cardiff this season having joined them from Stoke in January 2014, scoring once in 11 appearances as they were relegated from the Premier League.

Trinidadian international Jones joined Southampton in July 2004 following a successful trial and hit seven goals in seven games during a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.

He ended the 2006-07 campaign with 16 goals and helped Saints reach the Championship play-offs but did not feature in their semi-final defeat by Derby due to injury.

Jones joined Sunderland in a deal worth around £6million in August 2007 and scored 26 goals in 94 Premier League games for the Wearsiders.

He signed for Stoke in a club record £8million move in August 2010 and lined up for the Potters in their 1-0 defeat by Manchester City in the FA Cup final in May 2011.

Named Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation player of the year in 2007, Jones has scored 18 times in 68 games for his country.