Owain Jones satisfied with week's work for Swansea City Under-21s
18th March 2016
Owain Jones hopes he can go from super sub to starting role after netting a brace in Swansea City Under-21's 5-0 home win over Blackburn Rovers.
The 19-year-old came off the bench to add the third and fourth goals during the young Swans' convincing victory in Landore.
Jones completed a fine solo run down the right flank by slotting home from an acute angle before tapping in another from close range after Blackburn's keeper parried Keston Davies' header.
It finishes off a fine week for the striker, who came off the bench to score with his first touch in Monday's 1-1 draw at Wolves.
And he hopes three goals in a week will help his chances of pushing for a starting role.
"I came off the bench on Monday and scored with my first touch, so that gave me confidence for today's game," said Jones.
"I was determined to take my chance after getting another opportunity today.
"I wanted to focus on what I do best - running channels and getting into the box - and give another good impression of myself.
"Fortunately that led to me getting another two goals.
"Hopefully I've made my case for a starting spot, but obviously it's up to the management as they have options in that area. If I can score goals, then that gives them a good selection issue."
While Jones scored a brace, first-team striker Marvin Emnes bagged a fine hat-trick as he gained valuable game-time.
Senior defender Kyle Bartley was also handed a start in a bid to improve match sharpness, while Jefferson Montero played in the recent 2-1 win over Derby.
And Jones pointed out the benefits of playing with the first-team trio.
"It's a brilliant experience for us to be playing alongside these guys," added Jones.
"Their quality is clear to see. I've gained a lot from linking up with Marvin, while Kyle is a great organiser who leads by example.
"Playing with the likes of Marvin, Jeff and Kyle recently helps us when we go to train with the first team - it stands us in good stead as we know what levels we need to get to."
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