"If we do stay up there we might have some money to spend in the January transfer window," he said.
"Things are going pretty well and if - and it's a big if - we stay free of injuries, then we have a chance.
"But everything has to go for you to get out of this division. Firstly, you need good players and then a fair slice of luck.
"But the spirit at this place is fantastic. Time will tell if it gets even better this season."
Jones was speaking after there were no new arrivals on tranfer deadline day.
Rhys Weston's departure was the only City deal but former skipper Graham Kavanagh moved from Wigan to Sunderland while former loan player Junichi Inamoto has left the UK for a new start in Turkey.