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Jones: We're Getting Stronger

19 September 2015

David Jones feels growing momentum can help the Clarets pick up a result at Derby County on Monday night at the iPro stadium.

Burnley go into the game on the back of four victories in a row, following the 2-1 win over MK Dons on Tuesday.

And with the side playing with an increasing cohesion in recent weeks, the midfielder is relishing trying to continuethat run of form at another side tipped heavily for promotion.

Jones said: “I feel as the season has gone on we’ve grown in our performances and we’ve got a little bit of momentum.

“To win four games in a row in any league is a difficult thing and we’ll be looking to continue that good run of form.

“I think we’re a difficult team to play against. We’ve got experience where even if we’re not hitting top form we can still get the result that we need.

“We’ll be going into the game knowing it’s a tough one but we’ll hopefully we can continue and even build on what we’ve done so far.

“You want to be playing in big games and we experienced that last season in the Premier League. Derby usually get a full house and they’ll be one of the teams pushing for promotion.

“They’ve spent a lot of money and they’ve got players and it’ll be a test but we’re looking forward to it.

“We’re not going to fear it (the trip to the iPro), we’re going to go there and give our all as always. We’ll work within our framework and try to play with a bit of freedom and see where that takes.

“Everyone in this league is tough and you can’t take anyone lightly. But if we look at ourselves and our own performance, we’re a team that were playing some top Premier League sides last season.

“If we look after ourselves then the result will come.”

Jones, who was a virtual ever-present last season, has been key so far for Sean Dyche’s side, contributing three assists and scoring a stunning free-kick against Sheffield Wednesday.

Like the team, he feels he is growing into the campaign as it begins to gather pace and says competition to come from Joey Barton and the returning Dean Marney is driving him forward.

“I’m growing into the season, getting fitter and better. Hopefully I can continue to build on the performances and get a few more assists and goals.

“If you’ve got players pushing in every position I think it raises the level in training and in games.

“That’s human nature if you’ve got competition because you want to keep your place and the way to do that is to pushing your performance levels up.”

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