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Jones - "We Were Unlucky To Not Get All Three Points"

12 September 2016

This past weekend, Port Vale rescued a point in the last minute against Peterborough United at London Road.

Vale had taken the lead early on through Alex Jones and the on-loan Birmingham striker was on hand to level things late on from the penalty spot.

The Valiants had been well worth the point they picked up and seemingly bounced back from last week’s disappointing defeat to Bury.

Jones was named in the Football League Paper Team of the Day for his performance and after the game he spoke to Valiant Player HD.

He said: “I think we played really well coming off the back of a disappointing performance last weekend and it was important for us to put in a good performance and I think we were unlucky to not get all three points.

“We were below par last week and it’s not something we take lightly and we were gutted and it was important to put it right.”

Alex became the clubs top scorer this season when he took the spot kick, having scored four now up to this point.

The last time a penalty was awarded was against Rochdale on Jones’s debut and he wanted to take it that day, but JJ Hooper took it instead.

This time round, Jones was given the chance to show what he could do from 12 yards and he finished it comfortably under great pressure.

He added: “I was just thinking stick it away and we can come away with something.

“I tried to not hype it up to much in my head, I tried to keep as calm as possible and picked my spot early and stuck to it.

“After the game against Rochdale Granty (Anthony Grant) said that I would be taking the next one and he picked it up and came and gave it straight to me.”

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