Derby County - Rams forgotten man ready to start
UK time is: 22:51:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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."

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Peter Simcox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 14 2008

Time: 3:54PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
goog news for the rams although he might be a bit late to save you from meeting us next season
ozanne park rangers
Report Abuse
07/03/2008 08:54:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Derby County Articles

Derby Fans Paid £14.08 per game? (Thursday October 8 2015)

Clement & Martin On Brentford Win (Monday October 5 2015)

Rams Earn First Home Win (Monday October 5 2015)

Stats: Derby County v Brentford (Monday October 5 2015)

Video - Brentford Highlights (Sunday October 4 2015)

Vital Derby On Twitter (Friday October 2 2015)

Clement - There's More To Come (Thursday October 1 2015)

Vital Derby On Facebook (Thursday October 1 2015)

Mixed News For Midfield Duo (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Birmingham 10 5 3 2 6 18
5. Hull City 10 5 3 2 6 18
6. Burnley 10 5 3 2 3 18
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 5 17
8. Cardiff 10 4 4 2 3 16
9. Wolves 10 4 3 3 4 15
10. Sheff Wed 10 4 3 3 1 15

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Dallas on his way to France
Leeds Utd : 08/10/2015 21:32:01
Three Fixtures Changes
Forest : 08/10/2015 19:15:01
Hull v Reading Back 24 Hours
Hull City : 08/10/2015 19:05:00
LUFC Forest game moved for TV
Leeds Utd : 08/10/2015 19:00:01
Derby Fans Paid £14.08 per game?
Derby County : 08/10/2015 19:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v. Brentford
Suggested By:  MikeC
Carson 1%
Christie 0%
Keogh 0%
Shackell 0%
Warnock 0%
Thorne 0%
Johnson 66%
Hendrick 33%
Ince 0%
Martin 0%
Russell 0%
Shotton 0%
Weimann 0%
Hanson 0%