Nathan Jones has slammed his Stoke City side after they threw away a 2-0 lead at home to Rotherham United yesterday.

The hosts went into half-time two goals to the good after goals from Sam Vokes and Sam Clucas. However, battling Rotherham United sealed an impressive comeback through Michael Smith and Matt Crooks to boost their survival bid.

Jones, who joined Stoke from Luton Town in January, has won just three of his 17 games in charge with the Potters now.

The Welshman took no prisoners in his interview after the game, as per Stoke’s official club website: “When you are 2-0 up at home, at half-time, you expect to win the game, but we didn’t do that today and it hurts.”

When I first came here I identified some real flaws in the team in terms of it buckling in moments of matches, like against Shrewsbury Town when we were two goals up and cruising. They reverted to type to an extent today and I won’t accept that, because I know that I will be the next one out of the door if I do

Jones added: “It just showed today that there isn’t enough ruthlessness here, and that has got to change – and it will change.”

It will be interesting to see how much time Stoke give Jones. It is obviously a very difficult job but will he last into next season with the way things are going?


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