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Jones: Lots of positives to take from Leicester loss

17 January 2018

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January signing Gethin Jones says the club can take a lot of positives away from Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to Premier League side Leicester City.

Jones made his first full debut for Town in the third round replay, and saw his side push the Foxes all the way at the King Power Stadium.

However, two goals from Kelechi Iheanacho sent the home side through to face Peterborough United and a place in the fourth round.

“Tonight was a big experience us all,” said Jones.

“We are disappointed that we lost in the end, but it was good being involved in the match.

“I was involved in the first match [on the bench], but to then to be out there tonight in the second leg, it was very special.

“I think we were unlucky not to nick a goal before the break, and we were on top for majority of the half.

“We defended well as a team and they didn’t have too many chances, but that goal was difficult to take, but we picked ourselves up for the second half.

“There’s a lot for us to take forward after tonight.”

Leicester’s second goal saw history made, as it was the first goal in England to be reviewed by a Video Assisted Referee (VAR), and it was one that had mixed views from the ex-Everton man.

“We found the VAR strange at first,” added Jones.

“I think we were out there for two minutes waiting for a decision, but it was different.

“We haven’t looked at the replay ourselves but we were disappointed the second goal was given by the VAR.”

The defender singled out the traveling Town fans after the match and added:

“They were amazing tonight.

“The fans sang all the way through the game, and after the game we went over to shake their hands.

“It was brilliant to see many come here to Leicester to support us.”

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