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Jones Previews Tough Trotters Trip

26 February 2016

David Jones has reiterated the relentless nature of the Clarets ahead of this weekend’s trip to Bolton Wanderers.

Sam Vokes’ solitary strike against Nottingham Forest extended the unbeaten run to 10 and maintained a place in the top two.

But Jones feels that despite their recent run, they are not there to be shot at and the one game at a time mentality instilled could prove vital.

“We’re still chasing a team above us and there a few with games in hand on us so we’re not looking at being shot at.

“We have our thoughts focused on the next game, we’ll keep going hard, keep progressing and get the points we need on the board. We’re looking up and up and up.

“I think the environment that we’re in, that the manager has built over the years, means we’re used to not getting carried away or too low.

“The atmosphere remains the same win, lose or draw which is sometimes difficult to do but the manager has got that here and we just focus on the next game.

“I think it shows how far the club has progressed. Your mentality and your expectations do change as a player and as a squad.

“It’s a different mentality you have to have maybe than the last time we were in the Championship but it shows how far the club has come.”

Bolton sit 23rd in the Sky Bet Championship and are in need of the points for different reasons.

And Jones is expecting a tough test at the Macron Stadium, just as it was in the 2013/14 promotion campaign.

“They’re going to be tough games and there are not many games in the season left now. We’ll just be looking to give our all in each game and see where it takes us.

“It’s been a difficult period for Bolton but they’ve got good players and a good manager so I’m sure they’ll get some good results in the coming weeks.

“Over the years we’ve always had tough games against Bolton. They’re fighting at the bottom of the table so they’ll be up for it.

“With us doing so well at the minute in the league we’re a big scalp so it’ll be a very difficult game but one we're all looking forward to.

“It’ll be business as usual on Saturday and we’ll be looking to put in the performance to get the result we want.”

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