BILLY Jones made 17 Barclays Premier League appearances in his debut top-flight season.
The former Preston full-back provided cover for Steven Reid, who was ruled out for the rest of the season, after picking up an ankle injury against Chelsea in March.
Jones was involved in six of Albion's ten Premier League clean sheets last season - including a 0-0 draw with Champions Manchester City on Boxing Day and a historic 1-0 triumph at Liverpool in April.
The Baggies snapped up Preston Player-of-the-Season Billy Jones on a Bosman on July 1, 2011.
The right-back put pen to paper on a three-year contract and made his competitive debut in the 4-1 Carling Cup second-round win at Bournemouth.
On moving to The Hawthorns, Jones already had an impressive 311 senior appearances under his belt, having made his league debut with first club Crewe at the tender age of 16, in a Championship clash against Derby.
The Shrewsbury-born player went on to make 139 appearances for Alex, netting nine times, before joining Preston on a free transfer at the start of the 2007/08 season.
He has been a mainstay of the North End team ever since and has earned a reputation as a tireless right-back who can play in a variety of positions, including central midfield on several occasions last term.
Jones, who is 5ft 11, is renowned for his ability to read the game and his strong tackling. He likes to get forward and supply crosses from the right and also has an eye for goal.
Despite Preston's relegation from the Championship last season, he netted an impressive six times from his 45 starts and finished the campaign as captain.
(LAST UPDATED AUGUST 14, 2012)