Jones: We Were Thankful To The Fans

Stand-in skipper Gethin Jones praised the Wanderers’ fans for their part in another comeback as the Whites maintained their top-six push.

Ian Evatt’s men again left it late to add to their points’ tally in Friday night’s 1-1 draw against Bristol Rovers.

Dion Charles’ superb injury-time strike extended Wanderers’ unbeaten run to four games as they stayed fifth in the League One table.

And the striker’s seventh goal of the season was a fitting reward for the faith of the home fans who are getting used to big finishes from their side.

“We were disappointed with how we started. We conceded an early goal and it’s been like that for the last few games,” said Jones.

“But this side has a never-say-die attitude. You can tell by the fans that they believe in us. We have given them confidence that we will go right to the end.

“Even in the last five minutes they kept rallying behind us.

“They were loud towards the end and it gives us a boost. We were thankful to the fans for doing that.

“We knew the chances were going to come and thankfully Dion put one in the top bins towards the end.

“I know he had a chance before that and I said to him ‘you’re going to get another one. Just make you put it right’ and he did.

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“In the changing room after the game he had a big smile on his face. We haven’t seen that from Dino for a while, so we were made up for him.”

Jones took over as captain in the absence of Ricard Almeida Santos after he was taken into hospital with a viral infection and breathing difficulties.

The Welshman led by example with another impressive performance in a dominant Wanderers' display but is looking forward to having his defensive side-kick and pal back in the group as swiftly as possible.

“We were all thinking about Rico and his family,” added Jones.

“We’ll rally around and look after them. Hopefully he’ll be back with us very soon. He’s massive for us.

“He’s our club captain and hopefully he’ll recover well.”

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