Asked by the Guardian how it felt to be playing last winter, Jones said: “Brilliant. It was emotional because it was the first time my girls could watch me. They were too young when I went through all my problems [with injury and being trolled on social media] to really understand what Daddy does for a living.
“They thought I kicked a ball in the park with my mates. So for them to be there with my wife, and to see me playing, made it a great occasion.”
Jones said he believes he is still good enough to play at the highest level, adding: “I’m still only 30 and I’ve missed a lot of football. I’m hoping to recapture some form and enjoy playing football. When I was out injured it was a difficult time but I’ll never give up.
“I feel like I’m still good enough and I’ve got a lot to give. So I’m hopeful. I’m ready to play again.”