Doncaster Rovers: Jones: Savour the moment

Rovers celebrate winning the League One championship after being presented with the trophy at the Keepmoat Stadium
Rovers celebrate winning the League One championship after being presented with the trophy at the Keepmoat Stadium

Rob Jones will savour the moment as a League One winner before turning his attention to the challenge in waiting.

The 33-year-old defender has had a major influence on and off the pitch since arriving last summer, commanding the respect of the dressing room from day one following his arrival from Sheffield Wednesday.

That will continue next season regardless of who is placed in charge of the team - as speculation intensifies over the future of Brian Flynn.

But Jones is refusing to look too far ahead - for the time being at least - and instead wants to savour the moment.

“We just need to take stock of what we’ve actually achieved here,” said Jones.

“You tend to turn from one project to the next very quickly in football. And yes, next year’s project is going to be enormous. We all know that.

“We’re back in the Championship on merit. It’ll be a big step up.

“But let’s just enjoy and embrace what’s gone on over the last few days because it encapsulates the whole season really.

“The party might go on for a couple more days yet,” he added.

“I’m not sure the body can take it! I’m getting old, I don’t recover how I used to.

“It’s been magic these last few days. There’s a lot of work to do but for now we’ll just enjoy the moment.”

Jones penned a new two-year deal last week, while Rovers’ board met yesterday to discuss the future of Flynn.