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Master plan the key to Rams hopes

Master plan the key to Rams hopes


David Jones believes Derby can earn promotion to the Premiership if they hold true to the Manchester United master plan.
The 22-year-old Jones, who joined the Rams from United on an initial loan before signing a permanent contract in January, was the toast of the club recently when his two spectacular long-range strikes earned Derby a 2-1 win at Norwich.

He said: ''What we are not doing is getting carried away with ourselves, but there is a confidence permeating the place you also feel when you are at the training ground at United or when you are at Old Trafford.

''As a player, you feel all you have to do is look after your own performance and then the result will take care of itself.
''It is not an arrogance, it is a belief that if you do your job properly then the opposition cannot stop you because you are the side with the better quality.
''It is like that at United and I am feeling that down here.``

Jones added: ''I was chuffed with the goals at Norwich — they were nice finishes and it was a great feeling to get the three points because it was a big game for us.
''We were always looking to take maximum points and we believed we would go down there and do so, even when we went a goal down.
''The second goal in particular was well worked.
''I saw the opportunity to make a run off the striker and Giles Barnes just put it into my path — after that, I stroked it in and it was a nice team goal.``

Jones believes his decision to drop down to the Championship has paid dividends.
''Manchester United have been a massive part of my football life but I had to do what was right for my career, so for me it was an easy decision to sign for Derby,`` he said.

''When you are at United and been a part of things for so long, it is tempting to think your big breakthrough into the first team is just around the corner when the reality is different.

''So I made the decision which was best for my football and it feels great to be playing first team football on a regular basis now.

''There is life after Manchester United.'


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Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Monday March 12 2007
Time: 1:43PM

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