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JAMES JONES: We will keep grafting

15 September 2020

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James Jones was pleased to get on the scoresheet as the Imps beat Bradford City 5-0 in Carabao Cup Second Round action at Utilita Energy Stadium.

The City midfielder who arrived over the summer joked about his goal being the best out of the bunch saying: "I am a bit bias, so I’d like to think mine was the best, but we had some good set pieces and a brilliant team goal at the end for Callum (Morton), we worked hard and deserved our goals."

Jones continued by praising his teammates for how they managed the game tonight, securing their place in the third round. 

"The gaffer spoke to us about being clinical and ruthless, we took our chances in the first half. They pressed aggressive but once we beat that it was up to us to make it count and I thought we did that.

"We have worked on a lot of patterns of play over pre-season, the gaffer is very detailed with his management which is good. The more we play together the more we will learn about each other’s game. Hopefully we can keep going and carry on this form.

"Everyone knows what they are doing, we have games where we might not get possession like the Oxford game, but our communication is there no matter who is in the middle. We are confident. 

"Between us all we have competition in midfield which is good, but we all have a good understanding of what we need to do."

James finished by turning his attention to next week's fixture as the Imps welcome Liverpool to LNER Stadium in Carabao Cup Third Round action.

"Confidence is high, we need to make sure we don’t get carried away because it is a long season but hopefully, we can take that energy into Saturday’s game at MK Dons. That is important but after that league game it will be a tough test when we face Liverpool in the next round.

"We will keep grafting and see where it takes us.

"All my family are Liverpool fans so they will be watching with interest. It is a dream tie, the only dampener is the fan situation, but we can’t ask for much more in the cup, there isn’t a bigger side than Liverpool at the moment."

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