Using latest version Newtonsoft JSON

I am trying to integrate Hangfire into an existing web service ( version .NET Framework 4.6.1 ) that already depends on Newtonsoft JSON 9.0.0 for itself and multiple other libraries. I have added a binding redirect in the web.config but this seems to have no effect on Hanfire using the newer version of Newtonsoft JSON.

Could not load file or assembly ‘Newtonsoft.Json,
Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=30ad4fe6b2a6aeed’ or
one of its dependencies. The located assembly’s manifest definition does
not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)

<runtime xmlns="">
    <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
        <assemblyIdentity name="Newtonsoft.Json" publicKeyToken="30ad4fe6b2a6aeed" culture="neutral" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />

Does anyone have any idea how to force this newer version on Hangfire?

I figured it out, the solution was to remove the namespace from the configuration tag.

Instead of this :
<configuration xmlns="">

Use this :

Everything works now and Hangfire uses the newer version of Newtonsoft JSON