Britannia Stadium

Next Game

Stoke v Liverpool

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Turf Moor

Last Game

Burnley 0 - 0 Stoke

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Jones: No regrets over stand

Kenwyne Jones has expressed his delight at joining Cardiff City after explaining that he 'needed to make his voice heard' at Stoke City.

Last Updated: 05/02/14 at 12:01 Post Comment

Kenwyne Jones: Thrilled to have made the move to Cardiff

Kenwyne Jones: Thrilled to have made the move to Cardiff

Jones made the move to south Wales last week after a swap deal was agreed to take Peter Odemwingie in the opposite direction.

A couple of weeks before the transfer Jones was fined for making himself unavailable to play against Liverpool, but the striker has no regrets about what happened.

He insists it was never his intention to cause trouble and is just pleased that he now has the chance to play regularly at Cardiff.

"Nobody from the club (Stoke) can say I was miscreant, disrespectful or even on strike as they would like to put it," Jones said in the South Wales Evening Post.

"The main reason (for my stand) was for my voice to be heard because they didn't want to pay attention to me. That's all I needed.

"I didn't want to disrupt the squad, disrespect the manager (Mark Hughes) or anything.

"Clubs have to come out, say what they have to and keep fans onside. I have no problem with that. My thing is I am happy. In the end I got heard and I am here in Cardiff now."

Jones added: "I made the decision to sign for Cardiff because I want to play football. It was nothing to do with money or status. I wanted to play and wasn't getting a chance (at Stoke).

"At my age I am supposed to be enjoying my football. When the chance came along to sign for Cardiff I made a decision to come down.

"Cardiff still have to play just about everybody in the bottom half of the table. It's crucial to build confidence and that will help when we meet those teams around us."

Cardiff's next test is the eagerly-awaited derby away to Welsh rivals Swansea City, but Jones has urged his team-mates to keep their cool as they bid to pick up a vital three points.

"Of course it's special because it's a derby and we understand that," said the striker. "It's huge for the fans, but we have to approach it as a regular game, keep our heads and do all we can to win.

"The most important factor is to earn three points. We are working on a game plan and won't be spending too much time looking at Swansea.

"We will analyse their team, see where we can penetrate and where we feel they have a weakness. But that's what happens for every match."

Jones' fellow January signing Wilfried Zaha, who has arrived on loan from Manchester United, is likely to be a key player at the weekend after inspiring Cardiff to a 2-1 victory over Norwich City last time out.

"I've played against Wilf and know what he can do," said Jones.

"He has been given the chance to showcase his talent and will enjoy that. He can be a lynchpin for the team as we work to climb. I'm happy for him.

"Our role is to feed him the ball and give him the chance to show what he can do. Wilf is an amazing player."

Watch Swansea City v Cardiff City live on Sky Sports 1 from 5pm on Saturday

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho happy to manage another English club in the future

Jose Mourinho would be prepared to take charge of another English club if Chelsea decide to replace him.

Carlton Cole doesn't know if he will stay at West Ham next season

West Ham striker Carlton Cole revealed he still does not know where his future lies beyond this season.

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

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