New Stoke City manager Nathan Jones has today outlined to supporters how they are likely to see their team play under the Welshman.
The former Luton Town boss agreed to move to the Championship club 24-hours, after Gary Rowett’s dismissal after the club approached the League One outfit regarding his availability.
Stoke travel to Brentford this weekend as Jones faces his first test as the Potters’ new boss at a struggling Griffin Park side.
Jones outlined to the media ahead of his first game in charge how he likes his side to play and discussed the basis of where his philosophy comes from.
“I like to play fast, attractive, attacking football,” the 45-year-old told the Stoke official media.
“It’s so much more than that though. It’s all based around hard work and doing all the small things right.”
Jones takes over with the club 14th in the division and eight points off the top six, they have currently won two of their last six games, and have failed to win in their previous three, picking up a single point in a goalless draw with Bolton Wanderers.
This will be positive for Stoke City fans to hear, but having heard similar when Gary Rowett was appointed, they will need to hold off judgement until they have witnessed it themselves.
Talk is cheap in the Championship.
And the proof will be in the pudding this weekend and beyond as Jones looks to mould his new Stoke side in his image and get them challenging for the play-offs and a return to the Premier League.
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