Words: Luke Atherton
Under-21s captain Sam Jones was ecstatic to be back in the first team, featuring in an important 3-1 victory at home to Chasetown.
The youth product put in a stellar performance and was a rock in the Worksop defence. It was Jones’ first first-team appearance for Worksop since the early stages of the season.
Jones said: “I thought it was a good game, I thought we played well.
“There was a period through the second half where we dropped off the mark a little bit. Other than that, I thought we played really well today.
“I thought I had a good game today, but it wasn’t just me today; I thought the whole defence were solid.
“They did their part today and so did the strikers, so you can’t ask for any more really.
Going to Handsworth has given me more experience; these games are what I want to be involved in. Hopefully I’ve broken into the fold for more first-team chances.”
Manager Kyle Jordan also paid tribute to Jones’ performance.
Jordan stated: “Sam was brilliant and is one of those players who is more than capable of playing in the first team every week; his availability at the start of the season let him down a little with work, but we understand.”
Back-to-back 3-1 victories for Jones in the space of four days will fuel the momentum going into Monday night’s clash at Borrowash Victoria Under-21s.
Jones, the captain of the young Tigers, said: “It’s massive, Monday’s game against Borrowash.
“I think we’ve got to keep winning, which we’re capable of doing until the end of the season.
“Handsworth are on our tails so we can’t afford any slip ups.
“In terms of getting back into the first team, I’ve got to keep doing what I’m doing in the Under-21s.
“Hopefully I can get some more call-ups, and to keep doing what I’m doing for both sides.”