Nevertheless, his determination in helping to force the ball over the line was typical of his night's work. Even when United went a goal down, Jones believed the Reds would find a way back into the match.
“We’ve done that every time we’ve been a goal down this season,” he said. “We’ve responded well. We don’t want to be in that situation but when it does happen we do brilliantly to get back in the game. We did that again and we were full of confidence and had the upper hand and we got stung by a late goal.
“It was a very open game from the start and both teams were attacking. We played some good stuff at times but it wasn’t to be.”