Dave Jones: 'It's not the end of the world'

Last updated : 10 September 2006 By Michael Morris
Dave Jones

"It's not the end of the world. We will get over this loss. It's how you respond to it that matters, how you keep fighting, learning and pushing on.

"There are going to be days when it just doesn't go for you".

On the sendings off Jones said

"Glenn has been punished for being stronger than their boy. It was shoulder to shoulder. Anywhere else on the pitch, as the ref said, he wouldn't have given a caution.

"There were two sendings-off that I didn't think should have really happened. We are going to make mistakes. We are a young side. So long as we bounce back from it and learn from it, we can push on".

"There are lots of things for us to work on without worrying about what officials have done or have not done. That's where our leaning curve has to come in.

"When it was 1-1, we could have got our noses in front. They got their noses in front and it became an uphill battle.

"But we are up there on merit and because we have one loss it doesn't mean it's the end of the world. For me, Preston turned it into a cup final. There are going to come days when it just doesn't come for you".

Paul Simpson

"I'm very satisfied, relieved, chuffed for everybody.

"The fans have waited for it. We have all been waiting for our first home win."

On the introduction of Agyemang at the start of the second half

"They are gambles that sometimes work for you. I felt we needed to do something.

"Patrick has got pace, strength and power. On his day he is frightening."

On David Nugent's sending off

"You know referees are going to try to do something to even it up. From where I was it looked as if he won the ball. I may be totally wrong.

"His first booking was Nugent's fourth of the season. It was a bit of stupidity. These are things that 'Nuge' has to learn. He has to get it out of his game. But today was the hardest he has worked for us."