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Jones: "If We Can Show Some Real Consistency We Are Still In With A Right Chance"

1 February 2021

Billy Jones could face his hometown club tomorrow night if selected. Crewe will be aiming to get back on track after drawing three and losing one of their last four games.

Jones missed last week’s mid-week defeat at Gillingham, but was back in the side for Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town.

With the 33 year-old not playing much football for Rotherham this season, the club will continue to be cautious with him. The right-back has played over 500 first-team games during his successful career with the likes of Preston, Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion and he knows his body better than anyone.

The experienced defender is just pleased to be back playing football again at the club where it all started for him.

He told the club’s official website: “It was a massive pull to come back to a club that I know really well and see some familiar faces. It’s been nice and I just want to play as many games as I can and do well for the club.

“It has certainly helped me coming here, knowing some of the staff and a few of the lads. I played with Kenny (Lunt) when I first broke into the first team here, so now to be coached by him is nice.

“They are all great to work with and both he and Dave and the rest of the coaching staff give clear messages and guide you out on the pitch. It’s been good and I’ve enjoyed it.

“Now we have to get back to winning ways and turn some of those draws we have been having into wins. We have been disappointed not to win but it is not for the want of trying. The intent has been there.

“We have got to take it into Tuesday’s game and make sure we get over the line.

He added: “From what I have seen in the games and training, you can see how talented the group are and obviously we all want to keep pushing on together and see where that takes us. The position we are in the league is decent and if we can remain consistent then who knows. I still think we have a right good chance of competing for a play-off place.”

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