Jones hopes for Baggies cup run

West Brom defender Billy Jones claims he is "desperate" for good cup run with the Baggies this season.

Last Updated: 26/08/13 at 14:25

Billy Jones: Hoping for a good cup run

Billy Jones: Hoping for a good cup run

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Steve Clarke's side are looking to build on last season's excellent eighth-placed finish in the Premier League - the club's best for 32 years - and Jones sees the Capital One Cup as an excellent opportunity for a welcome distraction.

They enter the competition as Football League newcomers Newport visit the The Hawthorns in the second round and Jones insists all at Albion will be taking the game seriously.

The 26-year-old said: "It is big for us.

"Some managers take it differently, swapping and changing players, but from the moment the gaffer walked through the door he said he wanted to win a cup.

"That is our aim again this year. I am sure we will go out with a strong XI and see how far we can go.

"I am desperate for a good cup run. There are players in the dressing room who have won the cup and say how great it is.

"We want that as a group so we will go out on Tuesday with a team to win."

West Brom will have to make an enforced change in goal with Ben Foster out after injuring his ankle in Saturday's goalless Premier League draw at Everton.

Boaz Myhill hopes to return from a wrist injury to take his place but third-choice Luke Daniels, who played the closing stages at Goodison Park, is on standby to feature again.

West Brom are still waiting to learn the full extent of Foster's injury but he left the ground on crutches and his condition is a concern.

The 30-year-old England international had been in impressive form, producing a number of good saves, before being forced off 12 minutes from time.

His performance was crucial in securing what turned out to be the Baggies' first point of the season after defeat to Southampton in their first game.

Jones said: "We were solid and got the clean sheet.

"We maybe could have had one last week too when we looked solid.

"But this is what we start from and I think we looked dangerous at times on the counter-attack.

"Maybe the final pass just let us down at times but we're only two games in and that will come."

Clarke will consider other changes and new signings Diego Lugano, Scott Sinclair and Matej Vydra could get some action.

Winger Sinclair is hoping to kickstart his career after joining on a season-long loan from Manchester City, where he has found opportunities limited since his move from Swansea last year.

Jones said: "I think every club in the Premier League wants new faces to come in at this time.

"It means the club is improving and the squad is improving.

"With Scott coming in, we know what a good player he is and he has looked really sharp in training.

"He looks like he is really up for it and I am sure he is going to be a great addition to the squad.

"He is quick and direct and what full-backs don't want to play against."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

England boss Roy Hodgson sets his sights on winning Euro 2016

Roy Hodgson has put England's awful World Cup display behind him and has set his sights on winning Euro 2016.

Malky Mackay apologises for offensive texts while Cardiff manager

Malky Mackay has issued an official apology for sending offensive text messages during his time as Cardiff manager.

Dutch Eredivisie: Ajax v PSV preview

Ajax hope to steal a march on title rivals PSV when the two sides clash at the Amsterdam ArenA on Sunday, live on Sky.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property