Jones: Places up for grabs

Brighton assistant head coach Nathan Jones says everyone is playing for their places ahead of the new Championship season.

Last Updated: 24/07/13 at 22:55 Post Comment

Nathan Jones: Says everyone is playing for their places at Brighton

Nathan Jones: Says everyone is playing for their places at Brighton

The Seagulls travel to Leeds United for their opening game in just 11 days time and with only two more pre-season games to come, competition is hotting up.

Welshman Jones, who is the new assistant head coach to Oscar Garcia believes players should try and grab the attention of the Spaniard in the remaining friendlies.

"It is a competitive time at the minute where everyone is competing and training hard," admitted Jones.

"There is no set team that is going to start. Everyone is playing for their places.

"That is the thing about pre-season. We want to see people come back with real hunger, with desire, good workrate, they understand what they have to do and show it in games.

"Then the manager will sit down and pick the side he thinks can get a result in the games coming up."

Jones admits that Brighton are hoping to add further depth to their ranks before the new season starts.

He added: Jones said: "We are looking to strengthen the squad. The thing is it is a good squad and any additions have to be good because we don't just add bodies, we add people that actually improve the squad.

"There is definitely progress. The manager has identified ones he wants and it is about trying to get those."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho hits back at Arsene Wenger ahead of showdown

Jose Mourinho has retaliated after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger questioned Chelsea's defensive approach.

Southampton 2-2 Tottenham: Graziano Pelle nets double in entertaining draw

Graziano Pelle scored twice for Southampton but Tottenham fought back to earn a 2-2 Premier League draw at St Mary's.

Brighton 0 Watford 2: Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra goals puts Watford on brink

Watford moved to within touching distance of promotion to the Premier League after a 2-0 victory at Brighton.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company