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Jones Impressed By Talented Group

28 January 2021

Experienced defender pleased to be back involved in the 'Crewe Way'

Billy Jones says that one of the main reasons for wanting to return to Crewe on loan was the style of play that Dave Artell has implemented at the club. The 33-year-old has signed on loan from Rotherham until the end of the season and made his second debut in the 1-1 home draw with AFC Wimbledon.

With his lack of match minutes, Jones missed Tuesday’s heavy defeat at Gillingham with Travis Johnson stepping in at right-back.

The former Sunderland and West Brom defender says that it is nice to be back at Gresty Road and playing a more attacking role as a full-back, so much so that he assisted Oli Finney’s equalising goal against the Dons after his lob towards goal clipped the post and dropped to the midfielder.

Jones told the club’s official website: “I have learned a little bit from every club I have been at, from the amount of games I have played and the different managers I have worked with. But if I am being completely honest, coming back it felt like it had been a while since I had played this style of football, the so-called ‘Crewe way’.

“Coming to meet the manager before signing, he showed me the way he would want me to play as a full back, the way the team is set up and the way the team plays. I am really excited to play that way again.”

“With the amount of games I have, hopefully I can bring some experience and some game know-how from certain situations in the coming months.

“You can see how talented the group is. They want to keep pushing on, keep pushing up the league and hopefully get promoted.”

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