21/10/2019

Nathan Jones: Stoke manager vows to fight for success


Stoke City manager Nathan Jones insists although not recording a win in their first 10 Championship games this season, he’ll struggle to be successful in the club.
Before directing the Hatters, the Welshman arrived in January from Luton after winning promotion from League Two.
However, Jones has won only a few of his 34 matches and they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Championship strugglers Huddersfield on Tuesday night.
Regardless of their winless start to the campaign, Jones insists he will attempt to be successful at the club.
He said on Thursday:”Following the game on Tuesday there was a lot of emotion and that I wear my heart on my plate. I didn’t need to come out and say exactly the things that I already have.
“I talk to the owners all of the time and they’re fantastic. They know the work I do and I’m a fighter. This morning I have talked to them. I know they are behind me and need me to succeed. I have to repay that faith.
“I am a strong, hard-working boss and front up things. For however long I am here I shall do that. Get this first win and it might be a step in the ideal direction”
Stoke have a test on Saturday when they travel to face Swansea.
Jones thinks his players are able to escape the present circumstance and stays positive about his side’s chances against the Welsh group.
He added:”We always put out to win matches. We will try and find ways be skeptical of everything Swansea City offer but also to become more creative at the weekend.
“When I felt the players weren’t with me I would not be sat here now. I know they’re. Many are currently going through a tough time at the moment I do not think there is a scarcity of work-rate.
“Everyone must step up no matter the supervisor. We have to begin now. Nothing is massively incorrect, it’s merely margins.
“My job isn’t to be concerned about myself but to get effects. I must lead as a manager. I don’t shirk duty and I’m up for the battle. I don’t want to give up here because I believe we can turn it around. I understand that the owners’ patience won’t last forever ”

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