Character was key behind win, says Jones
31st March 2015
Henry Jones insists character was key in Swans Under-21s' 2-1 win over Leeds United at the Liberty.
Jones captained a young Swans side, missing a number of regulars, to victory despite falling behind on the hour mark.
Raheem Hanley's cross was deflected into his own net by Ross Killock six minutes later before sub Stephen Fallon tapped home James Loveridge's cross late on to seal the points for the Swans.
The win puts them top of the Development League Two table and three points ahead of second-placed Crystal Palace, who have three games in hand.
And Jones felt the spirit within the squad played a big part in seeing off Leeds.
"The team had changed a lot from a few weeks ago, but a few younger players came into the squad and really impressed," said the midfielder.
"We had players missing through injury and international call-ups, but the boys dug in and showed great character to come back to win the game after going behind.
"Playing at the Liberty in front of a good crowd was a great experience for us. We love to play the ball about and it was a great stage for us to play on.
"And to win at the stadium was a great feeling for us all, because I think we deserved to win."
With three games to go, the Swans will be hoping to do enough to finish in the top two in order to bag a play-off spot.
The remaining matches see them come up against Millwall, Cardiff and Ipswich next month, and Jones insists the Swans' focus is solely on themselves.
"All we can do is concentrate on ourselves and win our games," he added. "We can't get caught up on what other teams are doing.
"We want to get into the play-offs and if we give everything in the final few games then we will have a great chance of meeting that target."