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Reaction: Jones on Port Vale

16 December 2018

After bagging his second Robins goal, Sam Jones was disappointed to see his teammates concede at the death at Port Vale on Saturday to surrender three points.

The on-loan Shrewsbury Town attacker started at Vale Park and rewarded boss Michael Duff with the Robins equaliser in the first half, after Cristian Montano had put Vale ahead early on.

He was a key figure in the attack alongside Luke Varney and substitute Alex Addai in what were testing conditions with a strong wind and rainfall throughout, but was left disappointed that the Robins didn't get maximum points following Antony Kay's stoppage time header for Vale.

"We grabbed a second goal in the 88th minute," Jones said. "I think we felt we'd done our job and got the three points and then they've managed to get a corner, and I don't know if we've managed to switch off or what, but allowed them to get a point which is frustrating.

"Looking at the second half for most of the game we were pretty much on top. We managed to get ourselves ahead and they didn't look like they were going to find a way back in second half especially against the wind, and when we've scored the goal we switched off that last little second when we needed to stay alert to get the three points.

"Playing on the pitch, not playing on the pitch, I think you can see that everyone is buying into what the gaffer is doing.

"The gaffer has got everyone together on the same page believing in the same thing. It's not just the cliches, we're seeing the fruit of it, and we're seeing the evidence.

"I think the fans will see that and the rest of the teams in the league are starting to see it."

Watch Jones' full post-match reaction on iFollow above.

The Robins are next in action on Saturday 22 September with a short trip to Swindon Town. 


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