Signed on Monday on the eve of the 1-0 win over Whitby Town at the J. Davidson Stadium, the 20-year-old had already impressed as a trialist in July after leaving Welsh Premier outfit The New Saints where he'd graduated from their academy to the first team in under three seasons.
Using his Twitter account @jamesoliver_97, Jones, pictured, told fans before kick-off: "Really happy to sign for @altrinchamfc big non league club with a big fanbase. Looking forward to tonights game".
Alty were in need of reinforcements before manager Phil Parkinson's latest addition with Chris Lynch having left Moss Lane, Tom Hannigan suspended, Shaun Densmore abroad and forwards Josh Amis and Sean Miller still recuperating from injury.
Winning start: James Jones in action for TNS
After securing their win over the Seasiders and a first clean sheet after two defeats and a draw so far, the Robins host Coalville Town in the EVO-STIK League's top flight on Saturday.
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