Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Rams forgotten man ready to start

Rams forgotten man ready to start

Rams forgotten man ready to start

When Billy Davis signed David Jones from Manchester United it looked the Rams had stolen the Welshman from the Red Devils for one million pounds.

But after a good start in the Championship Jones struggled with injuries and form and was having to do with a place on the bench.

But after surgery to repair a hernia he is now determined to force his way into manager Paul Jewell's plans after his recover.

On Saturday the midfielder made his first appearance for the Rams since November when he went on as a 78th-minute substitute in the 0-3 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur.

The 23-year-old hopes to press for a starting midfield role soon. He told the Derby Evening Telegraph: "I want to play every game and it kills you if you're not involved with things.

"But it's my job to try and change that. I want to show the manager, in training and in the other opportunities I get, what I can do."

He added: "I'm feeling all right, I just need match fitness.

"After a hernia op, it does take a while for it to be completely healed. But I'm feeling strong in that area now. It's just about getting more games on the pitch."

Jones is yet to start under Jewell, who took charge at Pride Park a few days after Jones was sidelined through injury, but he played the full 90 minutes in Derby County Reserves' 0-5 defeat by Reading last night.

"It's taken me a while to get back but I'm glad to be out there again," he said.

"I've been training for a couple of weeks but I need matches to try and get back to fitness. You need that sharpness."

There have been a number of changes at Pride Park since Jones last played but the Welshman hopes the club is heading in the right direction off the pitch, with the club being taken over by American company General Sports and Entertainment.

"There have been a few changes," he said.

"It's just been hard not to play while watching everything else that's happened."

Jones believes investment in the club could take the Rams to the next level.
"It's one of many recent takeovers in the Premier League," said Jones.

"It could take Derby to the next level. It's all about investment in the football team.
"We've seen it at other clubs.

"When money is put into it, we've seen the results.

"So, hopefully, it will lead to some good results on the pitch."

Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Thursday February 14 2008
Time: 3:54PM

Comments

0
goog news for the rams although he might be a bit late to save you from meeting us next season
ozanne park rangers
07/03/2008 08:54:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Derby County Articles

Vital MotM v. Blackburn Rovers

Chris Baird was voted Man of the Match by Vital Derby readers as The Rams fell to a 1-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers at end of last month.

Vital Derby On Twiter

Vital Derby is available on Twitter so why not follow us there.

Shackell Out For Season

Jason Shackell will miss the rest of this season after undergoing surgery on the back injury that has plagued him over recent weeks.

Lowe Unused Sub For England

Max Lowe was an unused substitute for England Under-20's as they drew 2-2 with Portugal in their opening game of the Four Nations Tournament.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. Forest?
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson2%
Baird14%
Keogh0%
Pearce0%
Olsson0%
Bryson0%
Johnson0%
Ince42%
Russell0%
Vydra28%
Nugent14%
Butterfield0%
Bennett0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Mar 31 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 5:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League