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Jones says everybody will have part to play in hectic finale

The Argus: Kazenga LuaLua is an option on the wing for Albion Kazenga LuaLua is an option on the wing for Albion

Albion have put every member of the first team squad on alert for the hectic climax to their Championship challenge.

The Seagulls’ bid to grab a play-off spot will be determined by 14 games in 56 days, starting with tomorrow’s visit by fellow chasers Reading.

Kazenga LuaLua and Jonathan Obika did not make the squad for last Saturday’s 1-0 win at Millwall but the strength in depth of Oscar Garcia’s squad will be tested by the punishing schedule.

Oscar’s assistant Nathan Jones told The Argus: “Everyone will play a part. That’s the trouble, people want to play all the time. It’s keeping everyone happy.

“We need all our players because we’ve got 14 games. We won’t play with the same team all the time – I think only Burnley do that in our league. It’s important everyone is ready. It’s a squad game now, not your best eleven and that’s it. We freshen up.”

Competition on the wings has been increased by the capture of Jesse Lingard, who makes his home debut against Reading.

Jones said: “We’ve got good variation in wide areas, Jesse, Kazenga, Buckley, Solly March, David Lopez who is a different type of player. We have to make sure we turn up and are right at it. You need those type of players to win games.

“We don’t want to put too much pressure on Jesse’s young shoulders. We know what he can do. As long as he plays his normal game and does what he did when he has been on loan and with Man United, he will be fine.”

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7:07am Fri 7 Mar 14

LAWgull says...

Only Burnley play with a settled squad Speaks for itself .Dont they have hamstings in Burnley??
Only Burnley play with a settled squad Speaks for itself .Dont they have hamstings in Burnley?? LAWgull
  • Score: 7

7:09am Fri 7 Mar 14

Far gull says...

Only Burnley' play the same eleven ,well they have obviously either got a top fitness regime ,are very lucky or a top doctor ,whatever way it has severed them well this season . Playing a so called unfashionable 4-4-2 has worked for them too. All in all a bit of a throw back. Good lucky them.
Seem to recall a certain mr ferguson played that system often too ,he did ok with it.
Jones just quietly get on with it.
Only Burnley' play the same eleven ,well they have obviously either got a top fitness regime ,are very lucky or a top doctor ,whatever way it has severed them well this season . Playing a so called unfashionable 4-4-2 has worked for them too. All in all a bit of a throw back. Good lucky them. Seem to recall a certain mr ferguson played that system often too ,he did ok with it. Jones just quietly get on with it. Far gull
  • Score: 8

7:37am Fri 7 Mar 14

pablobrowno says...

Ditto
Ditto pablobrowno
  • Score: 2

8:00am Fri 7 Mar 14

Steveg1958 says...

Funny that ! Burnley seem to be doing quite well, raises ore questions than it answers, perhaps NJ should just keep quiet
Funny that ! Burnley seem to be doing quite well, raises ore questions than it answers, perhaps NJ should just keep quiet Steveg1958
  • Score: 6

9:07am Fri 7 Mar 14

AlanDuffy says...

I do wonder about Jonesy's comments sometimes - might be better off leaving it to Oscar! On another note I see the Birmingham chairman has been jailed, Leeds potential owner is on trial for tax evasion, QPR lost £65m and have debts of £177m, Forest lost £17m, Leicester £34m, Blackburn £36.5m, Bolton £50m. Brighton ........... £11.4m. Seems we're doing ok.
I do wonder about Jonesy's comments sometimes - might be better off leaving it to Oscar! On another note I see the Birmingham chairman has been jailed, Leeds potential owner is on trial for tax evasion, QPR lost £65m and have debts of £177m, Forest lost £17m, Leicester £34m, Blackburn £36.5m, Bolton £50m. Brighton ........... £11.4m. Seems we're doing ok. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 9

9:08am Fri 7 Mar 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

we don't have 'depth in our squad' . If we're serious about promotion need another couple of experienced loanees in.
we don't have 'depth in our squad' . If we're serious about promotion need another couple of experienced loanees in. Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: -5

9:47am Fri 7 Mar 14

woodcroft says...

Tony Bloom, Paul Barber and Oscar.
Pleas put a gaging order on Mr N Jones. It is bad enough having the translators as an assistant coach but please shut him up. If he kept quite we may not know he is clueless.
Still did not that "Chelsea Manager" start life as an interpreter for the late Sir Bobby Robson!
Tony Bloom, Paul Barber and Oscar. Pleas put a gaging order on Mr N Jones. It is bad enough having the translators as an assistant coach but please shut him up. If he kept quite we may not know he is clueless. Still did not that "Chelsea Manager" start life as an interpreter for the late Sir Bobby Robson! woodcroft
  • Score: 5

10:20am Fri 7 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

LAWgull wrote:
Only Burnley play with a settled squad Speaks for itself .Dont they have hamstings in Burnley??
No, they have luck.
[quote][p][bold]LAWgull[/bold] wrote: Only Burnley play with a settled squad Speaks for itself .Dont they have hamstings in Burnley??[/p][/quote]No, they have luck. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 0

12:54pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

Asleep in Dorset wrote:
we don't have 'depth in our squad' . If we're serious about promotion need another couple of experienced loanees in.
We do, otherwise we wouldn't be 8th with our cripplingly injury-plagued season. Wouldn't say 'no' to a loan or two though, admittedly.
[quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: we don't have 'depth in our squad' . If we're serious about promotion need another couple of experienced loanees in.[/p][/quote]We do, otherwise we wouldn't be 8th with our cripplingly injury-plagued season. Wouldn't say 'no' to a loan or two though, admittedly. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 0

1:59pm Fri 7 Mar 14

wiseman of hove says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
Funny that ! Burnley seem to be doing quite well, raises ore questions than it answers, perhaps NJ should just keep quiet
If only.
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: Funny that ! Burnley seem to be doing quite well, raises ore questions than it answers, perhaps NJ should just keep quiet[/p][/quote]If only. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 1

2:12pm Fri 7 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Captain Haddock wrote:
Asleep in Dorset wrote:
we don't have 'depth in our squad' . If we're serious about promotion need another couple of experienced loanees in.
We do, otherwise we wouldn't be 8th with our cripplingly injury-plagued season. Wouldn't say 'no' to a loan or two though, admittedly.
The changes we are making right now have nothing to do with squad rotation or resting players as, yet again, they are enforced changes due to injuries.
I think that it would be great to be able to rotate players, that would mean that our squad is healthy and ready to play. Jones is right, the whole squad will be needed for the remaining matches, but that need might be born out of necessity rather than choice.
The Captain is clearly correct when he suggests that our position in the table is a sign that we do indeed have strength in depth, it isn't by accident that we are just outside the playoffs, the cover players have stepped up, stepped up to a point where it might not be right to continue to think of them as cover, today they are a genuine option when it comes to the team sheet.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: we don't have 'depth in our squad' . If we're serious about promotion need another couple of experienced loanees in.[/p][/quote]We do, otherwise we wouldn't be 8th with our cripplingly injury-plagued season. Wouldn't say 'no' to a loan or two though, admittedly.[/p][/quote]The changes we are making right now have nothing to do with squad rotation or resting players as, yet again, they are enforced changes due to injuries. I think that it would be great to be able to rotate players, that would mean that our squad is healthy and ready to play. Jones is right, the whole squad will be needed for the remaining matches, but that need might be born out of necessity rather than choice. The Captain is clearly correct when he suggests that our position in the table is a sign that we do indeed have strength in depth, it isn't by accident that we are just outside the playoffs, the cover players have stepped up, stepped up to a point where it might not be right to continue to think of them as cover, today they are a genuine option when it comes to the team sheet. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 3

3:06pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Captain Haddock wrote:
Asleep in Dorset wrote: we don't have 'depth in our squad' . If we're serious about promotion need another couple of experienced loanees in.
We do, otherwise we wouldn't be 8th with our cripplingly injury-plagued season. Wouldn't say 'no' to a loan or two though, admittedly.
The changes we are making right now have nothing to do with squad rotation or resting players as, yet again, they are enforced changes due to injuries. I think that it would be great to be able to rotate players, that would mean that our squad is healthy and ready to play. Jones is right, the whole squad will be needed for the remaining matches, but that need might be born out of necessity rather than choice. The Captain is clearly correct when he suggests that our position in the table is a sign that we do indeed have strength in depth, it isn't by accident that we are just outside the playoffs, the cover players have stepped up, stepped up to a point where it might not be right to continue to think of them as cover, today they are a genuine option when it comes to the team sheet.
And in turn I agree with you, Vegas. The emergence of Ince and Solly + JFC's re-emergence has added unexpected flavour to the pot.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain Haddock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: we don't have 'depth in our squad' . If we're serious about promotion need another couple of experienced loanees in.[/p][/quote]We do, otherwise we wouldn't be 8th with our cripplingly injury-plagued season. Wouldn't say 'no' to a loan or two though, admittedly.[/p][/quote]The changes we are making right now have nothing to do with squad rotation or resting players as, yet again, they are enforced changes due to injuries. I think that it would be great to be able to rotate players, that would mean that our squad is healthy and ready to play. Jones is right, the whole squad will be needed for the remaining matches, but that need might be born out of necessity rather than choice. The Captain is clearly correct when he suggests that our position in the table is a sign that we do indeed have strength in depth, it isn't by accident that we are just outside the playoffs, the cover players have stepped up, stepped up to a point where it might not be right to continue to think of them as cover, today they are a genuine option when it comes to the team sheet.[/p][/quote]And in turn I agree with you, Vegas. The emergence of Ince and Solly + JFC's re-emergence has added unexpected flavour to the pot. Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

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