The Trinidad and Tobago frontman joined from Stoke City in a swap deal with Peter Odemwingie, and the Cardiff City boss cannot wait to see his new signing in action
The 29-year-old forward completed his move to south Wales on Tuesday, as part of a swap deal that saw Peter Odemwingie move to Stoke City.
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"He's what I need. He's a striker I've admired for many years," said Solskjaer after Tuesday's 2-0 defeat at Manchester United.
"He's always been difficult to play against. I'm looking forward to seeing him play.
"What he did in training (was fantastic). It's a shame we didn't get the papers signed (in time for him to feature against United), but he'll give us that 'oomph'."
After joining Stoke for £8million from Sunderland in August 2010, Jones scored 26 goals in 115 appearances for the club, with eight of his strikes coming in the League Cup.