Jones hoping for play-off joy

Bradford skipper Gary Jones hopes to cap a memorable season by making it third time lucky at Wembley and in the play-offs.

Last Updated: 17/05/13 at 11:12

Gary Jones: Hoping it's third time lucky

Gary Jones: Hoping it's third time lucky

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The 35-year-old, signed by manager Phil Parkinson in the summer, lost in the 2008 League Two play-off final with previous club Rochdale.

The Liverpool-born midfielder experienced semi-final disappointment the following season with Rochdale against Gillingham and was given the runaround at Wembley in February when Bradford were thumped 5-0 by Swansea in the Capital One Cup final.

"I've been in the play-offs twice before without any success," Jones said. "I lost in the final and lost in the semi-final as well, so I know how heartbreaking it is to lose.

"The final was against Stockport and we lost 3-2 and we lost 2-1 against Gillingham in the semi-final. It's not a good experience.

"This has been a long, hard season and to lose one game of football at the end of it would be heartbreaking.

"So may be this time. May be it's third time lucky at Wembley for me to get my hands on some silverware.

Jones, voted Bradford's player of the year in his first season at the club, said victory on Saturday would represent the high point in his 17-year playing career.

"It would be the pinnacle of my career, with us getting to the Capital One Cup final as well," he added.

"To go back to Wembley and get promoted, I think it would definitely put the icing on the cake."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City winger Jesus Navas hungry for more trophies

Jesus Navas believes Manchester City have the quality to win the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Premier League: Wayne Rooney wants Manchester United captaincy and title challenge

Wayne Rooney is keen to be named Man United captain and is confident the team can challenge for the title.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana could miss start of Premier League with knee injury

Adam Lallana looks set to miss the start of the new Premier League season after suffering a knee injury in training.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

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