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Saints Trinidad and Tobago international Kenwyne Jones announced his arrival on the Club’s goalscoring charts in distinctive style last night after he bagged their second in the Reserves' 2-2 draw with Fulham.


Having coolly dinked his finish past the visitors' goalkeeper Ross Flitney after running on Dexter Blackstock’s clever through ball the six foot two front man headed straight to the corner flag to celebrate. Getting down on all fours Jones then cocked his leg at the flag-post to perform one of the most surreal goal celebrations seen at Staplewood in recent years.

After the match he beamed: “That was me marking my territory and signalling my entrance in my own special way!
 
“It was great to score and it gave me that little bit more confidence so I am looking forward to bigger things in the future. It was a great ball from Dexter and I would like to think it was a decent finish as well so hopefully I can do it again soon.”

Since his arrival in the summer, Jones has featured in a variety of positions for Saints’ second string, lining up in central midfield on his debut against Eastleigh in pre-season, centre-half last week and centre-forward last night.

And although the 20 year old said he is happy to step in anywhere, the pacy utility man who is already gaining a reputation as one of the most athletic players at the club admitted he was starting to develop a taste for life up front.

He continued: “I can do it all – I am just like the international man of mystery!
“You can try and pin me down to one position but I don’t think it will happen and basically I am well rounded in all positions.

“I have done that for Saints and I have done that for Trinidad as well where I am more of a Mr fixit. To be honest though, I do prefer to play on top most of the time because it is always nice to get goals. That feeling when you score is always special.”

And having got off the mark in front of Saints’ new boss Harry Redknapp last night, Jones added that he now has his sights set on his Premiership debut.

He summed up: “It has been a bit tough going back and fourth to play internationals since I came here but I think so far it has gone quite well and over the next few months I hope it will get even better. I really love it here. It is not that cold and it is friendly here so I am settling in quite well and I am enjoying things at the club.

“We have got a new manager now so you start from scratch again and that is the same for everybody. I haven’t really had a chance to speak to him yet and this was probably the first game that he saw me play but after this, who knows what can happen.

“I could be far away and I could be very near, I will just have to keep on working hard for my chance. I am not saying that it should happen right now but I would like to get a few games in the Premiership before the end of the season so I can get a feeling for what it is and have something to build on.”