Jones frustrated by Toffee crumble

David Jones
David Jones

IT proved to be a hugely frustrating afternoon for Latics’ second-half substitute David Jones at Goodison Park.

The summer capture impressed during his 20-minute appearance as Jordi Gomez’s replacement – even striking the crossbar with a dipping volley with Toffees’ keeper Tim Howard well beaten – but two goals in the final six minutes proved the visitors’ downfall.

After Latics’ third straight defeat, 26-year-old midfielder Jones said: “To concede two late goals is very disappointing, especially when we were in a strong position to get at least a point.

“I think we should have come away with all three points and it was very disappointing to concede two goals so late in the game.

“Initially we just reflected on the game, especially when we had large periods of possession and created chances.

“I just looked to get on the loose ball, chested in down and got the loop on it. It just wouldn’t come down and fell to Victor Moses off the bar but it was a great saving challenge. That would have put us straight back in the game.

“It was hard to take and we didn’t deserve it, but we’ve got to get on with things now and start looking to the next game where we can try and put right the things we didn’t do well today.

“We were obviously a little deflated and initially we just wanted to reflect on the game, especially as we had large spells of possession and created chances.

“We’ll take the positives from the game however, and learn from the things that we didn’t do that well. Goodison Park is a difficult place to come but we felt we should have got something out of the game.

“We’ve got to start learning quickly because you get punished in this league if you don’t take your chances. We’ve got to learn from our mistakes and move on.

“I just need to train hard and see what happens, I just want to play as much football for the club as possible and hopefully I can force my way in.

“I always train hard and want to make a big impact here, I am always looking to improve and I’m sure I will do that here.”