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Steve: "Jonah Will Become A Key Player"

25 June 2015

Boss believes James Jones will continue to improve with more responsbility next season.

Steve Davis believes that his young midfielder James Jones will push on to become a real key player for us next season. The 19-year-old must have surprised even himself after breaking into the first-team picture during the second half of the season. The Scotland Youth International made 26 appearances during his debut season at senior level and his displays saw him end the campaign as the supporters' choice for their Breakthrough Player of the Season.

Davis is convinced that the maturing midfielder will develop physically and will only have benefitted from his experiences of last season. The boss is expecting the attacking midfielder to chip in with a few more goals after showing his potential with a fine finish away at Colchester in only his fifth start for the club.

Steve said of Jonah: “I am sure James will develop physically and he has come back looking stronger. He can run all day and we want to encourage him to get in and around the opposition box a lot more because he can finish.

“We just need him to get up there and we know he has the capability to be a real box-to-box midfield player. He is young and will still make mistakes, he made some last season, but I stood by him and encouraged him and I think the fans have seen that we have a young player there with great potential.

“There is no reason why he cannot get 7 or 8 goals next season. He can achieve that because he can take a goal and he is also a very good free-kick target. I’m sure Jonah will develop into a key player for us.”


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