Jones thrown in at the deep end

Andrai Jones knows to prepare for anything in football after playing over 60 minutes on his Tranmere debut despite arriving just hours before.

Last Updated: 19/08/13 at 15:02   

Ronnie Moore: Handed Jones his debut

Ronnie Moore: Handed Jones his debut

Rovers announced the capture of defender Jones on a one-month deal from Barnsley on Saturday morning and he was eligible for a spot on the substitutes' bench in the defeat to Crewe.

However, Jones was soon thrust into the action following Danny Holmes' 33rd-minute dismissal in a contest which Rovers eventually lost 2-1 to leave them with one point from their opening three games.

"The gaffer (Ronnie Moore) told me on Friday that with Ian Goodison being injured he might need cover for the bench," Jones explained to Tranmere's official website.

"Anything can happen in football and I ended up getting on after 30 minutes. It's not the ideal circumstances coming on when the player in your position has been sent off but the lads did well with 10 men. We gave it a go and threw everything at them to get an equaliser but unfortunately we came away with nothing."

Even though Jones' arrival at Prenton Park appeared sudden, assistant manager John McMahon explained the club had been chasing the 21-year-old for some time.

"We had Andrai in last season to train with us but Manchester United came calling for him and he went to train for them," added McMahon.

"From there he went to Barnsley so we missed out on him. But he was still on our radar.

"He's a local lad, a good athlete, strong and aggressive, so hopefully he'll fit in to what we're trying to achieve."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: No Manchester City hangover, insists Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City will keep fighting for the Premier League title, despite their week to forget.

Sherwood keen to keep Eriksen

Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood hopes the club can keep hold of Christian Eriksen in the summer.

Premier League: Roberto Martinez hails Everton players after win over Manchester United

Roberto Martinez saluted the focus and adaptability of his Everton squad after a 2-0 victory over Manchester United.

Mail Box

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

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