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JONES: 'POINTS ARE THE AIM'

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15:37 7th February 2014

by Steve Garland

City striker sets sights on maximum points v Swansea

Last Saturday’s match winner Kenwyne Jones insists focus remains on the task of staying in the Barclays Premier League ahead of Saturday’s South Wales derby against Swansea City.

The January signing from Stoke City made an instant impact for the Bluebirds on his debut last weekend, netting the all important winner against Norwich City to grab a debut goal and three precious Premier League points.

And additional points are the main aim this weekend according to Jones, who is looking forward to a first taste of the local rivalry between both sides involved in the South Wales derby at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

“Getting the bragging rights over your opponents is a major thing of course. But there’s the added importance on this one - we need the three points to get out of the relegation group,” said Jones, speaking in his pre-match press conference at Cardiff City Stadium.

“For myself and a lot of experienced players in the squad we won’t get overawed by it. The fans can go wild but as a player and as a team we have to focus on playing the game and getting the points because we desperately need them.

“Both teams have their separate situations and in our case I think we need the points more than them. We have to go into the game trying to get those points and to play our own game.”

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Three points against Norwich City last weekend were timely to see the Bluebirds close the gap on the teams above them, a victory Jones believes has brought a lift in morale amongst the City squad.

“I think spirits have certainly been lifted after our win last week,” said Kenwyne. “Hopefully we can go from strength to strength this weekend.

“In the position we’re in, we have to believe in our ability and our team. But the only way you pull yourself out of a situation like this is by picking up points and winning games of course.

“We’ve got a decent run coming up this month that gives us a chance to do that, it started last weekend and in many ways Saturday is another opportunity for us to pick up points.”

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