Jones: Six cup finals coming up

Last updated : 06 April 2007 By Michael Morris

'We have six matches left - six cup finals - and right now it's all about results and points collected.

'There are, for me, still nine teams in the chase. Down to Stoke City - and they still have to come to Ninian Park.

'It's still down to what we do, the results we can come up with.

'All other clubs involved seem to be playing each other. And this division is impossible to call.

'Nobody can say with any conviction who will finish in the top two and be promoted automatically.

'And who would try to predict who will go into the play-offs?

'The big question we must ask ourselves, the question the players must ask, is 'Do they have the mental toughness to go right to the death'?

'That will be answered over the remaining six, and hopefully nine, matches this season.

'People talk about pressure, but this is why we are in football.

'And if anybody wants to play for a team I manage then they had better get used to pressure because I always want to be pushing ahead and fighting for things.

'I am asked 'how do you deal with the pressure'?

'But we have no choice. That's the job we are in and it's those who can deal with the pressure who succeed. Those who can't will fail.

'This is the nervous part of the season. You can't tell anybody 'don't worry, it doesn't matter'.

'Because it does matter. It matters to everybody who loves football and there is no hiding place.

'It's all about winning games now.'