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Jones On The Mend

4 December 2015

Loanee Provides Injury Update

Liverpool loanee Lloyd Jones says Wednesday’s knee operation has seen him pass the worst of his injury nightmare and he’s now homing in on a return to action.

The defender was a regular at the heart of the Blackpool defence before damaging both his knee and ankle in September’s victory over Chesterfield. 

Having undergone three operations since then, the 20-year-old now faces ten days of rest before his focus swings towards a return to action after Christmas.

“I’m over the worst of it now,” he explained. “I've been set a target to be playing by February but I’m hoping to be back in mid-January.

“I had a six-inch screw taken out on Wednesday so I’ve got to wait six weeks for the scar to heal before I can get back running. 

“The hardest bit is the time off because I’m used to being busy but I’ve got to accept it, it’s the real world of professional football now.”

Jones had proved his worth with nine solid displays in a tangerine shirt prior to the injury and, although he’s back on Merseyside for treatment, has kept in regular contact with his loan club.

“The manager has showed a bit of class because sometimes when loan players go back injured they’re easy to forget about, so it’s been nice of him to keep in contact.

“I’ve spoken to him a good few times and everyone at Blackpool has been top drawer. I’m looking out for the results each weekend and keep texting the likes of Mark Cullen and Tom Aldred.

“I thought I was doing quite well at Blackpool so hopefully I can continue that, but we may have to be a little bit patient,” he added. 

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