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Jones Looks Back On Leicester Win

7 October 2013

Rovers skipper spoke to Doncaster Rovers Official Website after he captained the side to a 1-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday.

"Last Saturday we had to have full concentration against a side that came here with seven wins out of ten and only one defeat before our game and they were full of confidence with some great players. We matched this with determination to put Tuesday behind us and as the gaffer said we had to work hard when we didn’t have the ball probably more than when we did. We have to take our chances when we have them against these teams as they can hurt you if you switch off. 


"I feel Leicester will be one of the sides in the mix at the end of the season, so taking all three points off them showed how far we have come. For once we had a slice of luck when their keeper made his only mistake of the game to give us the goal but we had to work hard to keep this lead.


"We have a good set of lads here who take on board the negatives from any game but work on the positives too. As professional footballers you don’t look back at the last game for long before working mentally and physically on the next game. 


"We will have a session this week with the gaffer on the last game but will have worked most of this week on fitness and tactics with Reading in mind. The manager and his team will have done lots of work on Reading and how they play but it will be all about we adapt to the plans that he gives us to play to and how we play on the day. Other than Bournemouth we can take a lot of positives from our season so far but know we have more work to do and a lot more highs and lows. We have to pick ourselves up from the lows, dust ourselves off and move on but when we are on a high, not get complacent, so you don't take your foot off the pedal.


"This next two weeks it will be a balance of rest and hard training and the gaffer has said it will be like pre season again with double sessions but also rest periods like today. I would like to wish good luck to our six internationals on duty this next week with Dean Furman, Bongani Khumalo, Luke McCullough, David Cotterill, Evan Finnegan and Theo Robinson all representing their countries."


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