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Crawley match-winner puts talks about his future on hold
MIKE JONES has refused to talk about his own future until Crawley’s chances of reaching the play-offs are over.
Jones scored the only goal against Colchester United on Saturday which kept Reds 15 points adrift of sixth-placed Peterborough with four games in hand. The former Bury midfielder admits it is a tall order but believes Crawley are capable of going on the kind of run necessary to close such a big gap.
Jones is out of contract in the summer but says he does not want to be distracted Jones said: “My focus is on playing games and keeping the dream alive of getting in the play-offs. There are a lot of points still to play for so you never know.
“I am enjoying my time here but let’s see what happens. As long as I’m playing and hopefully playing well then the rest will take care of itself.”
First team coach Guy Whittingham was delighted Jones capped his impressive recent form with only his third goal of the season but admits the 26-year-old needs to find the net more often.
Whittingham said: “A lot of what Mike does goes unnoticed so he is a bit of an unsung hero. I am pleased for him he has got a goal because he puts in lots of work.
“He finds himself a provider as much as anything else now but we have to keep reminding him that he can score goals.”
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