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Graeme Jones Delighted To Be Back

Graeme Jones Delighted To Be Back


New Wigan Athletic assistant boss Graeme Jones is absolutely delighted to be back to his old stomping ground and cant wait to get started alongside Roberto Martinez and drive the club forward.

Jonesy says that the club means a lot to him from his playing days when he was definitely a hero to the fans with his no nonsense style of battering ram forward play and that to see the club in the Premier League Jones adds is simply fantastic.

Following Martinez from Swansea appears to have been an easy decision for Latics record holder for league goals scored in a season and he says that he is honoured that Latics chairman Dave Whelan has entrusted him and Martinez to keep the club moving forward.

Jones told the clubs official website:'This is a really special club that I've had close to my heart since I played here.

'We could see the potential at the time and Mr Whelan's backing has made all of those dreams come true.

'To see us now in the Premier League and doing so well is absolutely fantastic and I am happy that I was able to play my small part in the history of this great club.

'Now it's up to us as a management team to keep the story going. I'm very honoured that Mr Whelan has trusted Roberto and myself as the men to take the club forward and I'm going to be working as hard as I can to repay that faith.

'I'm absolutely delighted to be back and I'm looking forward to the season.

'Me and Roberto both know about what it means to the fans of the club to be in the Premier League and when you look at the fixtures you can see the daunting task that lies ahead of us.

'It's a massive challenge, no question, but it's one I'm really looking forward to. The players return to us in early July and then the real work can start.'


Speaking about the time when he first joined the club as a record signing from Doncaster Rovers for £150,000 Jones says that he cant believe it was 14 years ago but it was a fantastic season, not only was he the Latics leading league goal scorer that season but he was also the country`s top marksman and he won a lot of plaudits as well as the 'Golden Boot'.

Sadly injuries took there toll and being forced to play unfit by then manager John Deehan saw the burly striker lose some of his sharpness and he couldn`t continue his blistering form of that first season, Jonesy concluded:

'I had a great time that season and it's amazing to think it was 14 years ago. My only disappointment was that injury prevented me from carrying on where I left off that year, but I have some amazing memories from that team and I always had a great relationship with the Wigan fans. I hope that can continue!'


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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Thursday June 18 2009
Time: 12:03AM

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Nice one Jonesy
worbo
18/06/2009 00:05:00
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Barrow is coming back as reserve team coach also BBC says..
avantsweater
18/06/2009 05:52:00
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Spoke to the man himself (GB) and he says that its all speculation at the moment
worbo
18/06/2009 07:18:00
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