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Jones relieved to return from injury

Swansea City Under-21s’ striker Owain Jones hopes to get back to his best this season following his return from injury on Friday.

The 20-year-old was drafted back into the development squads’ starting line-up to replace injured winger Ryan Hedges for the sides’ defeat away at Fulham.

Jones, who hails from Ammanford, had struggled to keep his place in the starting line-up only featuring twice so far this season as the young player has battled to recover from reoccurring hamstring injuries.

The striker says he now aims to fight for his place in the side.

“I was buzzing to be back involved on Friday,” he said.

“It has been a long and frustrating wait for me on the injury table so far this season.

“I picked-up niggling hamstring injuries one after another meaning I have not been able to get any consistent game time.

“It is difficult not to be able to continue my form from last season but I have the confidence to be able to repeat what I did last season for the Under-18s

“I just need to get a run of games going, get playing well and start flying from there.”

Despite the U21s bets efforts in attack including a number of promising runs down the flanks where Jones could have opened the scoring after eight minutes, the development squad lost out to a late goal at Motspur Park.

And Jones called on the squad to put the result behind them and bounce back in their next match in the League Cup at home to Millwall.

“I thought we were really unlucky against Fulham on Friday night,” he said. 

“We were the better team throughout the 90 minutes but lost out to a last gasp goal.

“On another day we could have won a game like that four nil but it was not to be.

“After losing late on to West Brom at the start of the season we have shown we are capable of recovering from a result like this.

“There is not one person in that changing room that does not believe we can come back, we have massive amounts of confidence in ourselves to bounce back in the next game.”


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