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Jones: ‘I’m loving every minute’

25 April 2022

Alfie Jones was left delighted after netting his first goal for Hull City in the 3-0 win against Reading.

The centre-back’s 53rd-minute strike, sandwiched between two goals from Keane Lewis-Potter, helped the Tigers secure a second consecutive home win at the MKM Stadium.

“It’s about time - it’s taken me long enough!” said Jones when questioned about opening his account for the club.

“I’m delighted with it. George (Honeyman) put a great cross in. We’ve worked on blocking their defenders. I don’t know who it was at the back post who was grappling, then it just dropped down to my feet, hit my left shin, and landed in front of me. Obviously, my eyes lit up, and I just poked it past the goalkeeper.

“I had a few chances at Millwall (on Easter Monday) and I was a bit gutted I didn’t put them away. I made sure that I did (against Reading), so I’m delighted with it.”

The 24-year-old endured a frustrating first-half of the season due to being sidelined through injury, but is now loving life under the management of Shota Arveladze and has started the last 10 games for the Tigers.

“I want to impress the manager,” explained Jones.

“I’m just taking each game as it comes. I’ve had a frustrating season from a personal point of view with injuries, so I’m just loving every minute playing.

“It was a great day at the office (against Reading) to score three goals and keep a clean sheet, especially in front of the fans at home.”

With two games remaining for the Tigers in the Championship, Jones is targeting a strong end to the season, starting with a win away against Bristol City.

“We want to finish the season strongly,” said Jones.

“We’ve got Bristol City on Saturday. We want to finish above them in the table, so it’s a massive game for us. We want to get the three points on the road.”

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