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Jones; ""I think we're looking quite solid at the back"

25 August 2015

Left-back Dan Jones celebrated his 200th career league appearance with a clean sheet in Saturday's home match with Rochdale.

Jones has played every minute of the season so far for the Spireites and was pleased to reach the milestone...even if he didn't know too much about it.

"I wasn't sure," he said. "But I'm happy with that and I'd like a few more. I've had a few injuries in my career but hopefully they've all gone now, touch wood."

The defender says that clean sheets take hard work, as well as coming from the mentality displayed by the manager and his coaching staff.

"I think we're looking quite solid at the back and also Tommy Lee's in fine form and he made some outstanding saves in the match. Evo [Ian Evatt], Hirdy [Sam Hird] and Drew [Talbot] are playing out of their skins.

"Me and Evo seem to have quite a good understanding with the line and we've been catching quite a lot of people offside which is nice for a back four - and it means that we don't have to do as much running as well!

 

"With the new gaffer in and Brian [Carey] as well we go through it at the training ground and look at some stuff. It's coming off and we feel very comfortable."

With the new managerial regime leading the side to seven points from the opening four games, Jones is happy with the training and the job he and his back line are doing.

"Especially with Mal [Purchase] coming in it's about speed and athleticism," said Jones. "The manager tells us the way he wants us to speed and press and run and it benefits a lot of players we have in our team.

"Us at the back, we have to back up the attackers in front of us, along with Angel and Morsy, so we play off the front foot and run onto the ball a lot which suits me and Drew."

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