Saturday, 10 August 2013

David Jones Wants Promotion Hat-trick With Burnley

Burnley midfielder David Jones is dreaming of a hat-trick of instant Premier League promotions.

Jones, 28, went up with Derby in 2007  - in the season he joined them from Manchester United.

And when he switched clubs to Wolves in 2008 he played a key part in lifting them to the top flight in his first campaign.

That earned him a move and a stint in the Premier League with Wigan and now he's dropped back down to the Championship, Jones is eyeing a third promotion.

"This is a tough division so it's hard to predict what will happen," he said.

"But from my experience in the Championship, I think we are looking very fit.

"From when I was at Wolves, this seems like a similar dressing room and has a similar feel to when we got promoted with a good, youthful team.

"I definitely see similarities and hopefully we can have a good start, and get some good momentum and do good things in this league."

Jones quit Wigan in the summer despite being offered the chance to stay and help them regain their Premier League status.

A short loan stint at Blackburn towards the end of last season convinced him to try his luck at a new home.

He added: "I had a lack of consecutive first team games at Wigan. I wanted to really nail down my position in the centre of midfield.

"The first season I was there I played in various positions and it carried on.

"So I was coming to the end of my contract and I just wanted to play games."

Rovers were reportedly ready to land him on a full-time deal before he joined their derby rivals Burnley.

But Jones revealed: "There was never a deal on the table.
"And when the manager at Burnley called me up, I knew he wanted me and that was a big pull for me."

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