"For me, this is the perfect game before Wembley." Jones told the press. "It is one where we are fighting for something and if you have got nothing to fight for, if you are basically safe, can't go up, can't go down, then it becomes a different mentality.
"But because we are at the stage where both teams have something up for grabs, it means both of us have got to go for it.
"If we had given up on getting to a play-off spot then the way results have gone of late, not just for us, but everyone else, would have meant we would have been kicking ourselves.
"It shows that if you keep going full-pelt then you always have a chance in this division. There is still so much up for grabs. I am sure Tony's priority will be the league. I do not envisage anything except another tough, hard battle.
"We don't necessarily have to go unbeaten because you never know what is happening around you," he said.
"A win against West Brom puts us within three points of a play-off spot with a game in hand still on certain teams.
"And most of us have still got to play each other anyway, so we will be taking points off each other somewhere along the way.
"The most important thing for us is to remain focused and deal with whatever is thrown at us.
"To get within three points of the play-offs going into the Cup game would be a massive boost for this club."