Dave Jones' comments after win over FC Twente

Last updated : 07 August 2007 By Michael Morris

"It was good match for us because I had nine substitutes and every single one of them could go out onto that pitch and not weaken us," said Jones.

"We're getting that little bit stronger in depth and I'm still looking for two more to bring in.

"I'm trying to get competition going here and it's a nice headache to have. I feel more comfortable now that if I lose players others can come in and do their jobs.

"I'll probably have players knocking on my door this week asking why they didn't get on.

"Last year people talked about us being relegation fodder, we weren't supposed to have the start we did.

"All I know is that when I look at the squad now I feel we're stronger and have got more quality than we had last year. We're working harder as well.

"I'll think about my side now over the next week.

"I thought Warren Feeney came on and did very well, so it's all about options now. I still want to bring in another centre-forward.

"I've decisions to make about everybody. There's no guarantee that's the team that will start.

"I've got to think about how they look over the next week, how they do, what they look like.

"It's looking good for us, all we've got to do now is get down to the hard work of getting points on the board, starting with Stoke.

"We're not going to come across sides like FC Twente in our division, even in the FA Cup there's only two or three teams in the Premiership who retain the ball like they do.

"The exercise for us was to keep our shape because they've got great movement. If we'd have lost our shape, they would have killed us off.

"We had to be patient and when we had possession I thought we created one or two chances.

"They're a top side, they finished fourth in their league and they're in the Uefa Cup.

"But we limited their chances and I thought defensively it went very well for us.

"We looked quite sharp in possession, we held the ball well and provided a good shield for the lads at the back."