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30 September 2017

Stopper delighted to preserve strong record at the DW Stadium as Latics beat Walsall 2-0 on his 300th career appearance.

  • WATCH: Jamie Jones on Saturday’s 2-0 win over Walsall
  • Jones says Latics weren’t at their best but the three points was the most important outcome.
  • “It’s always nice to play games and to get 300 under my belt is fantastic,” says Jones.

Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Jamie Jones was delighted to mark his 300th career appearance with a win on Saturday afternoon as Latics beat Walsall 2-0 at the DW Stadium.

Reflecting post-match with iFollow Latics, Jones said:

“It’s always nice to play games and to get 300 under my belt is fantastic. I’m only 28 and want to put a few more hundred on top of that.

“It’s great to keep ticking the clean sheets off too and it was another good win for us. The lads in front of me are doing outstandingly well. It can be quite quiet for me during games but there are times when I’m called upon and I’m just happy to help the team.

“We knew we weren’t at our best today but those wins are massive. To grind it out, win 2-0 and keep a clean sheet is really pleasing. We were a bit leggy but to come out of it with three points is credit to us all.

“Fair play to Walsall who were more attacking than a lot of teams that have come here because it can get quite frustrating when teams sit off us. We’re finding a way to break teams down though and long may it continue.”

Will Grigg registered two goals for Latics, who are now unbeaten in all seven of their matches at the DW Stadium this season.

“Will Grigg is an out and out striker who will always score goals,” Jones added. “It’s great for him that he’s got two today and helped the team to a win.

“I’m sure the fans are very happy with the fact we’re doing well at home. We’re making this place a fortress and aren’t conceding many at all. That’s what we need to do to get promoted and that’s what we’re doing.”

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