GARY JONES aims to kick Saturday’s defeat by MK Dons firmly into touch and get Rochdale’s bid for the League I play-offs back on track against Town tonight.
As skipper, leading scorer and club record appearance maker – he’ll play his 469th game for Dale at the Galpharm – it’s fair to say the 33-year-old midfielder is one of the Lancashire club’s main men.
The Birkenhead-born player who began with non-league Caernarfon before joining Swansea has had two spells at Spotland sandwiched around a stint with Barnsley.
Named League I player of the month for February, he has netted 15 times this season and has 70 goals for Dale in all.
He played a leading role as Keith Hill’s side earned the club’s first promotion since 1969 last season and said: “Everyone is working hard to keep moving forward.
“I feel as fit as ever and I really enjoy my football. The hunger to play well and for the club to do well is still very high.
“We are proving a lot of people wrong and while staying in League I is the priority, our dream of a play-off place is still very much alive.”