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“I’m 35 but I don’t feel 35” - Doncaster Rovers' Rob Jones feeling good after signing new deal

4 June 2015

Experienced defender Rob Jones says he is feeling strong after signing a new one-year contract extension with Doncaster Rovers.

Jones has been at the club since the summer of 2012, when signing from Sheffield Wednesday, and he was key to Rovers' 2012/13 League 1 championship success, captaining the side alongside being assistant manager.

The 35-year-old now combines his playing duties with a coaching role at the club, but proved his worth on the field by starting Doncaster's last five games of 2014/15, scoring twice.

“I’m 35 but I don’t feel 35, I feel good and I feel strong and as long as I feel that then I’ll continue to play,” he told the club's official website.

“I’ve had my ups and downs and it’s been difficult at times and its now entered everyone else’s heads that I can still play – it was five games of 90 minutes on the bounce and Rob Jones can still play at this level.

“I’ve said it time and time again, I’m not going to allow someone else to dictate whether I can play or not.

“I will decide when the time is right [to retire]. If I felt I couldn’t do it anymore then I wouldn’t do it and I’d move on to the coaching side of it which I thoroughly enjoy.”

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