Jones played through the pain barrier for Cobblers at Wimbledon

Defender twice received treatment but battled on

Monday, 29th March 2021, 1:30 pm
Lloyd Jones.
Lloyd Jones.

Jon Brady confirmed Lloyd Jones played through injury for the Cobblers during Saturday's game at AFC Wimbledon.

The central defender, who has been in excellent form of late, went down with an ankle injury in the early stages of the second-half.

He battled on after receiving treatment but continued to struggle and needed further attention later in the half and at one point he looked set to be replaced by Cian Bolger.

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But Brady wanted Jones to carry on and he managed to see the game out, although could not prevent Cobblers from suffering a late defeat.

"I asked Lloyd to stay on, I nearly forced him to stay on," said Brady. "At the end of the day, you want warriors out there and you want people putting their bodies on the line and it was about that moment.

"In that moment, I wanted him to stay on and now we will have to let the dust settle and see what's happening with Lloyd's ankle."

Jones' central defensive partner Fraser Horsfall added: "I'm not sure what he was struggling with, it might have been his ankle, but he played on and he's played a big part for us recently so we needed him on the pitch.

"He put a real shift in for us throughout the game and hopefully the injury is nothing serious."