Jones on Brighton, strikers and lawsuits

Last updated : 15 August 2007 By Michael Morris

"These are always difficult games, we found that out last season and tonight was about finding a way to break them down.

"I think Brighton deserve a lot of credit for the way they defended. They made it difficult for us and things aren't happening for us up front.

"But credit to my strikers they didn't shy away from the challenge and kept on plugging away and generally it was a tough game and I'm pleased to have won.

"Things aren't happening for us in front of goal. We know it is an area that we need to strengthen and I am looking to add another striker to that department because we are short of strikers."

Jones admitted that he tried to get a young lad from Newcastle on loan but lost out to Preston. Jones also made a comment over the lawsuit that landed on the clubs desk yesterday afternoon.

"We tried for the boy at Newcastle but he eventually went to Preston, he didn't even want to talk to us and wanted to go there.

"The problem is when people know that you are looking for a certain type of striker then the price goes up, but we haven't got a lot of money to spend, despite what they may think, and we won't pay over the odds."

And Jones says that the latest off the field problems to rock Cardiff City won't affect his plans to sign new players.

Cardiff City's main financial backers have initiated legal proceedings against the club over claims they have not repaid more than £30m in debts.

Law firm Hextalls LLP, acting on behalf of Cardiff backers Langston, have accused the club's board of mismanaging their finances.

"I did have a word with the Chairman and he told me not to worry," said Jones.

"It won't affect football matters and is up the hierarchy to sort out."