I’ve stamped my authority on Doncaster Rovers, says caretaker boss Jones

Rob Jones
Rob Jones

Rob Jones declared he has ‘stamped his authority’ on Doncaster Rovers after their dramatic win over Barnsley.

Richard Chaplow’s stoppage-time winner secured Jones’ first win as interim boss.

With the club aiming to appoint Paul Dickov’s permanent successor before their next league game, at home to Bradford City on October 17, Jones could take charge of his last game at York City in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tomorrow night.

Asked whether Saturday’s victory had enhanced his CV ahead of a possible interview for the job, Jones replied: “That’s someone else’s decision to make.

“As soon as I took the job I said I’d give it everything I’ve got and try and stamp my authority on the football club and stamp my authority on the team, on and off the pitch. I think I’ve done that.

“Have I improved performances? Yes I have. Have I improved results? Yes I have.

“But that’s only one step. I now need to go to York on Tuesday and get another result.

“Interviews? I’m in the here and now.

“Today’s game was terrific and the boys were magnificent.

“Their attitude was first class. That’s why I lost my head at Sheffield United. We’ve had one blip in five games and taken five points. We should’ve taken more, I understand that.

“Your team is an expression of yourself. I’m all about attitude, work rate, determination and passion. I think you’re slowly starting to see that now.”

Pushed on whether he thought tomorrow would his final game in charge, Jones said: “I don’t know.

“I take each day as it comes. I’ll celebrate this win with a glass of red and then start work for Tuesday.”