Defender Jones reassures Cobblers fans after injury scares

'It was more fatigue than anything else but I'm absolutely fine.'

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:40 pm
Lloyd Jones.

Defender Lloyd Jones has assured Cobblers fans that is is feeling 'absolutely fine' following a couple of recent injury scares.

The 25-year-old twice needed treatment in the second-half of Town's defeat to AFC Wimbledon last month and again looked to be struggling during Easter Monday's loss at Hull City.

But he says those injury concerns are nothing serious and shouldn't stop him from doing his job at the centre of Town's defence.

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"I've had a problem with my ankle in recent weeks but I felt my hamstring in the last 20 minutes of the Shrewsbury game," explained Jones.

"It wasn't anything serious. It wasn't really a high tempo game but there were a couple of sprints that I didn't fancy doing in the early stages!

"I just felt it a little bit but it's completely fine - I just needed a couple of minutes to run it off. It was more fatigue than anything else but I'm absolutely fine."

Jones was given a slightly different role at the KCOM Stadium on Monday as Brady switched to a three-man defence for the first time since taking charge in early February.

"It's something we have to take onboard and adjust to," added the defender. "We followed instructions and we have played in a three for most of the season.

"We changed to a back four when Jon came in and we went to something different (on Monday), but I don't think the performance was anything to do with the formation, we just weren't good enough.

"That's the bottom line - we weren't good enough. Hull are top of the league for a reason and you would probably expect them to go on and win the league."