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Jones: Great To Keep Everyone Happy

Defender delighted to deliver for the fans and aims to keep run going

31 January 2022

Gethin Jones hopes to keep the feel-good factor going after playing his part as a record-breaker.

Jones produced another top-class performance as the Whites romped to a 6-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

The defender loved every minute of Wanderers’ biggest ever victory at the University of Bolton Stadium but has quickly turned his sights to the next test against Cambridge United on Tuesday night.

“It was unbelievable. We knew before the game the atmosphere was going to be incredible,” said Jones, whose return to the Whites’ starting line-up has coincided with three successive wins for Ian Evatt’s men.

“We wanted to take the game to them straight away and when we got that first goal from Dion we carried on from there.

“That’s all we want to do. We want to keep the supporters happy and then we’re happy.

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“If we keep working hard and performing like that the whole club will be very happy with how things are going.

“We just need to keep working hard and be ready for Cambridge on Tuesday night.

“It will be a very difficult and different kind of game.

“Sunderland are at the top end of the table and fans might not have expected us to win.

“We’ve won 6-0 so when it comes to Tuesday everyone will expect us to win again.

“But we just need to keep working hard, like we did last year.

“We just need to concentrate on every game as it comes and, hopefully, we can go on a run again.”

Wanderers’ current run has lifted them up to 14th place in League One ahead of a run of eight games in February – starting with the visit of the in-form U’s.

The hat-trick of victories has been built on three successive clean sheets, with on-loan goalkeeper James Trafford yet to concede a goal.

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And following his lengthy lay-off through injury, Jones has played a pivotal role as part of a new-look three-man central defensive unit which still allowed him the flexibility to get forward in support of Marlon Fossey and play a pivotal part in Wanderers’ third goal against Sunderland.

“When I first went to Carlisle that was the position I played a lot,” added Jones, who made 30 appearances for Cumbrians before making the move to Bolton in August 2020.

“It’s a bit different here, obviously, playing the way we do.

“We play expansive football, so I get the licence to join in and get forward as much as I want.

“It’s been working really well at the minute, so hopefully we can keep working hard on the training ground and there will be more to come from it.”

To watch Gethin’s full post-match interview, click HERE


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