Jones remains committed after outburst

Last updated : 03 April 2006 By Michael Morris
Speaking after Saturday's defeat at Southampton Dave Jones had a right moan about the training facilities at Cardiff City.

"We've come a long way in a short space of time and, if the club really wants to crack on now, all the things that everybody's talking about have got to be in place, they have to be in place.

"For the last three weeks, I ought to be preparing my team and everything else, but I can't because we've nowhere to train, we've not done anything this week. I've got next week. I can't go anywhere, there's nothing for us."

"If we have to go again with what we've done this year, it won't happen, it just will not happen because we're running out of time, we're running out of options.

"We need to attract players and that's all part and parcel of making sure that everybody really pushes on with the project that we've got in hand, otherwise I'm wasting my time here and so is everyone else.

"I'm very frustrated with the last couple of months, it's like hitting me over the head with a hammer every day. I go in, nowhere to go. We have to change something and it eventually catches up with you, maybe it's just started to catch up on us now.

"If it doesn't go ahead, there's no point in me being here, I need assurances that it's being built."

Jones went on to blame the poor pitch at Leckwith for causing injuries to Jason Koumas, who played anyway at Southampton, Glenn Loovens, who was substituted half way through and Steve Thompson who missed the game altogether.

The press reported Jones' moans as a sign that he could be off if things don't fall into place, and quickly.

Jones himself has spoken today in the Echo about his comments on the weekend and specifically his reported threat to quit

'I didn't say that and I didn't mean that,' said Jones. 'We need facilities. We need them urgently and we all understand that.

'I have a job to do at this club and I remain committed to that.'