Midfielder delighted to open account in cup rout
Burnley midfielder David Jones admitted he was delighted to get his Clarets career up and running so soon after scoring his first competitive goal for the club at York.
The former Wigan player, who signed for the Clarets less than a week ago, opened his account in Tuesday’s 4-0 Capital One cup first round victory at Bootham Crescent.
And after four different goalscorers earned the Clarets a place in the second round draw, Jones appreciates the importance of sharing the goals around following the departure of Charlie Austin.
The 28-year-old said: “It is always nice to score and I want to get goals from midfield this season.
“It feels good to get off the mark and it is a good little confidence booster for myself.
“With Charlie leaving the club we are all going to have to get a lot more goals throughout the team.
“Tonight, it was really good to share the goals about and great to see Danny (Ings) scoring again.
“He has been firing in goals in pre-season and in the two competitive games we have had, so it’s important we all help him out.”
Jones trained with the Clarets throughout pre-season before signing a permanent three-year deal on the eve of the Championship season.
And the new arrival feels he has settled into the Clarets squad very well.
He added: “The club has been very welcoming and I am very happy after settling in brilliantly.
“Obviously, on the pitch you have to work out how everybody plays to be able to get those partnerships formed, but I feel that has gone very well.”
Story by Matt Smith