Jones: Practice makes perfect
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Preston loan star David Jones says extra practice on his free kicks has paid off.Preston North End loan star David Jones says extra practice on his free kicks has paid off.
The Manchester United youngster has had a successful start to his season-long loan with The Lilywhites, having made his mark on Saturday with a fine free kick strike in their 2-1 victory at bottom club Millwall.
The 20-year-old revealed that he has taken a page from former United star David Beckham's practice book and spent extra time perfecting his ability on set pieces.
"I practise my free kicks most days," Jones admitted. "I like to score goals and if you can perfect something for a dead-ball situation, it's a good chance to get a goal.
"I've been at United since I was 10 and I used to watch Beckham every day doing extra practice.
"You can see what quality he has achieved and I want to get up to that same quality."
Jones has appeared for the England Under-21 side but added that Wales are keen for him to pledge his international career to them.
"Wales are putting me under a bit of pressure but I just want to concentrate on playing for Preston," Jones stated.