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{moszoomimage: galleryid=27 filename=jones_kenwyne_sfc_profile_2004.jpg} Trinidad and Tobago international Kenwyne Jones has represented his country at senior level in every outfield position barring one.

He has never played up front.

Jones accepts that his versatility is an asset for national coach Bertille St Clair and confirmed his commitment to abide by his tactical decisions but, privately, he hopes his impressive form with English League One club, Sheffield yesterday, is not going unnoticed.

Playing football is a privilege but, for the 20-year-old Jones, playing up front is a blessing.

"Hopefully, if I keep on the run I am now, I will get the chance to play upfront (for T&T)," Jones told the Trinidad Express. "As a football player, the best thing is winning matches and scoring goals; and I love to score goals.

"I always do what I have to do when I play in the back but it is not a joy for me really. I always prefer being a striker."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Paul Sturrock could testify to the wisdom of keeping his versatile six-foot-two loan signing happy.

Jones scored in every game for the "Owls" since he arrived there on loan from English Premiership outfit, Southampton, last match and has already tallied six goals from five appearances.

He is the first player to score in five successive matches for Wednesday since Mark Bright did so over the Christmas and New Year period in 1993/94.

Jones has never heard of Bright, who once shared a famous partnership with ex-Arsenal star Ian Wright at Crystal Palace and now works as a BBC TV commentator, but he will be aiming to go one better when Wednesday host Swindon on Saturday.

"I have two more games before my loan deal ends so you never know," said Jones. "I place the highest confidence in my own ability. It is not as if I go around talking about it but if anyone asks if I can go out on the field and do the job, I will definitely say 'yes'.

"I will never second guess myself."

Jones might argue that he was born to score goals.

His uncle, Philbert Jones, was a prolific scorer for Petrotrin and the national team and a key member of the famous "Strike Squad" that came within a point of qualifying for the 1990 World Cup tournament while his dad, Pamphille Jones, was a former Defence Force striker.

Jones spent his childhood trying to emulate both family members and, later, his uncle's former national teammate, Dwight Yorke, who set the Premiership ablaze with his form at Aston Villa and Manchester United.

However, his football education changed abruptly when Brazilian coach Rene Simoes took charge of the national under-17 team on the eve of the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championships and spotted the qualities of a promising central defender.

"I had played a little defence before that but I had to learn how to be a proper defender in three months," said Jones. "At that point in time, there were about 45 players in the squad and it was coming to crunch time where they would be cutting players, so I don't think it mattered to me where I played.

"I just took the chance."

Although he reverted to a more attacking role for his school, Jones was a prisoner of his own defensive successes at national level.

His first taste of international football came under Hannibal Najjar when Jones was one of 60 players capped in six matches by the eccentric coach.

He was a second half midfield substitute in a 2-1 defeat to Finland at the Hasely Crawford Stadium although he was replaced before the final whistle.

It was another 16 months before he wore the national shirt again for the senior team when he won his first cap for St Clair as a defensive midfielder in a 2-0 win over Iraq at West Bromwich.

His first start came soon after in a 4-1 defeat away to Scotland where he failed to cope with a magical display from Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher and was replaced at the interval.

However, St Clair kept faith with the youngster who has been a regular member of his squad and now has eleven caps to his name.

Jones, who is regularly used as a wing back by St Clair, is yet to score for the national team.

But his back flipping goal celebrations, which he copied from uncle Philbert and initially practiced with old buddy Julian Burke, are an exciting part of Wednesday's successes of late.

St Clair would do well to take note.