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WE WON'T GET CARRIED AWAY - JONES

24 January 2016

Jones pleased but believes there's more to come

Town boss Nathan Jones refused to get carried away with Saturday’s 2-0 win at Mansfield.

The victory was the manager’s first triumph in charge and one which also gave the Hatters their first-ever League win at Field Mill.

“I think we can better than that,” Jones said afterwards. “I thought we could have passed it better and could have been a bit more fluent in our play.

“We won’t get carried away, it’s only been two games. We know in ourselves what we want to achieve and we have to build on it.

“We’ve had two games and picked up four points. We still have to get better…and I think we will.

“I’m a really proud manager. It’s a start. I’m happy with that start and we want to build on that.”

But Jones was delighted with the application of his players as goals from Paddy McCourt and Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu gave the Town a first win of 2016.

“I thought we were excellent, the work rate and endeavour and everything we did I thought was top notch,” said the boss.

“We scored two superb goals but won’t be carried away. Paddy should be doing that week in, week out. The wide position isn’t a luxury position, you have to put in a shift and both players did that. They scored and set one up.”

The last word was for the 739 Town fans who made the trip up the M1 to witness what was only the Town’s second win in 11 matches.

“They were outstanding,” said Jones. “To bring that many away from home…it’s why I came to this football club.

“I could have been sat at the Amex [Brighton] in front of 28,000 people but I came here because I knew of the potential of this club and I knew the following it gets.

“But the fans have got to get behind us and they’ve got to believe in what we’re trying to do because we want to get somewhere.

“It’s going to take time but hopefully we’ll get there.”


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