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Jones: It's More Business Like

12 August 2016

David Jones says there is more of a business-like feel to the Clarets ahead of the Premier League curtain raiser against Swansea this weekend.

The former Manchester United midfielder was integral on the way to winning the title last season and securing an immediate top-flight return.

And he believes the lessons that have been learnt from last time around means they head into the campaign full of confidence.

Jones said: “We’ve done a lot of hard work in pre-season but the real works starts on Saturday against Swansea City.

“I think the experience is invaluable and last time in the Premier League we didn’t have so much of that but this time I feel we’re better equipped as players and mentally.

“You feel it in and around the club that there is less emotion attached to it and it’s more about being business like and doing the job to have a successful season.”


Jones in pre-season action against Rangers at Ibrox

Sean Dyche’s men earned many admirers for their work ethic and approach to games in that aforementioned 2014/15 season.

But while Jones admits they can take positives from games in which they don’t get the desired result, he is determined to see more substance to their style.

“It’s a growing mentality within the squad. I think last time as the season went on in the Premier League we gained more belief and looked to impose our game on other teams.

“Hopefully we can hit the ground running and maybe not take as long as last time to believe in ourselves and make an impact.

“It was frustrating that we’d play really well and not get the result and while I’m not naïve to think you can’t take positives from performances, this time the main priority has to be results.

“That will help us all on the pitch with a collective mentality such as that.”


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