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Jones insists there is plenty more to come from him

24 September 2023


Jones insists there is plenty more to come from him

24 September 2023

Louis Jones is determined to show even more of what he is capable of delivering after grasping his chance between the sticks for Rovers with both hands.

The Academy graduate has endured a tough time over the last couple of years with injury and illness restricting his opportunities.

After signing a new contact in the summer, the 24-year-old has been made to wait for his opportunity but has been excellent over the last three matches following an injury to Ian Lawlor.

“I’ve got unfinished business here,” he said. “I’ve got to more to show and levels that I’ve not had the opportunity to show to the fans.

“They support us every week and as long as we perform, we’ll get that support. That’s been shown in the example of me. If I perform, they back me and if I don’t, they’ll let me know.

“I think I’ve done well. I’ve been there to calm us down when we’ve needed it, to play when we need to play and make the good decisions.

“I think I’ve probably matured in terms of making the correct decisions. I’ve always been working on thinking about the game.

“I’m really happy with how the last three games have gone.”

Jones’ run in the side has coincided with a run of three straight wins for Rovers, with the goalkeeper earning rave reviews for his performances in each of the victories.

He accepts no credit for the victories and feels the team have grown defensively in recent weeks.

“I’m really happy to step in and do my job for the team,” he said.

“One clean sheet in three - we probably want better than that if we can. We’ve conceded a lot of goals and that’s a team thing we’ve looked at and worked on.

“I think you can see the lads are doing well now at keeping things outside and stopping crosses really well. Lads are blocking things, getting their heads on things.

“I’m really happy that I’ve come in and we’ve got three wins but it’s not just me obviously, it’s a team effort and we’ve done really well in that aspect.

“It’s just a case of performing. You’ve got to be consistent and if I can do that and do my job, the lads trust me to do that and the gaffer does as well, that’s the main thing.

“It comes from a self-confidence as well. You’ve got to believe in yourself and feel that you deserve that chance. I’ve been waiting for a long time and I feel that I’m more ready than I ever have been.”

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