Posted: Fri 27th Sep 2013

Steve Jones returns for the Wingmakers tonight against Prestatyn.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 27th, 2013

The Wingmakers welcome back their most experienced player and joint-top scorer Steve Jones for Friday night’s visit to Prestatyn Town (7.30pm).
Steve Jones in action against Rhyl before his dismissal. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The former Northern Ireland striker missed Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Port Talbot with a suspension, but director of football Andy Preece is delighted to have the Ulsterman back in his ranks. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It’s great news for us and it gives the lads a lift,” says Preece. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“He’s a great example to everyone and it’s a big boost for the club to have someone like him here.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I still think there’s a lot more to come from him as well. He’s had a great career and he wants that to continue. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It would be easy for him to go through the motions, but he’s as desperate as anyone to do well and to keep scoring goals,” says Preece of the 36-year-old who won 29 caps for his country. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Chris Simm will also be available to partner Jones up-front as his six-game suspension for Twitter remarks is not due to start until Saturday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Airbus beat Prestatyn four times last season with an aggregate score of 20-1, but Preece says that will count for nothing.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We did well against them last year but it will make no difference on Friday,” Preece added. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“They’ve brought in some good players and strengthened their squad. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We’re both challenging for that second spot and we’ll both be up there.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“They’ve shown what a good side they are beating TNS – not many teams keep a clean sheet against them.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“They’re very well organised and it’s going to be a tough test. We’re in a great position and we’re there to be shot at.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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