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Jones: I’ve learnt a lot

8 October 2015

Corporal keeps a level head.

Rob Jones said that his tenure as Doncaster Rovers interim head coach had been “fruitful” – despite Tuesday’s defeat to York City in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – when he recently spoke to the gathered press.

The 35 year old was disappointed with the nature of the exit at Bootham Crescent but wouldn’t let that overshadow the experience of taking at least a temporary handle on the manager’s hotseat.

“I look at my tenure and my tenure has been fruitful. It’s been a great experience and I’ve learnt a lot about me and my players. I can only say positives about the tenure.

“The week stays exactly the same, it’s a defeat and the boys are disappointed in that defeat but the week stays the same.”

When asked whether Jones thought his chance of taking the job on a permanent basis had passed, the experienced defender was bullish: “No not at all. There’s no latest, I’ll continue to do the job until I’m told otherwise. Resigned to losing it? Absolutely not!

“They (the players) have taken on the chin what I’ve said. Everyone connected with the football club is disappointed because we came here buoyant off the back of the performance at the weekend and we didn’t produce.

“We’ve discussed standards on and off the pitch and the ability to put a string of games together and a string of good performances together. We win one, lose one, draw one and the inconsistency is right the way through.”


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