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John Terry tries to contain Kenwyne Jones.Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones has shrugged off comparisons with Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, insisting that he does not intend to try and emulate the Ivorian.

The former Sunderland forward made an £8 million move to the Britannia Stadium during the summer, and even took a pay cut to complete the transfer.

And following strong performances for the Potters to date, the marksman's ability to put the ball into the back of the net has drawn fresh comparisons with an unpolished version of the Ivorian.

"I’ve said this many times before and I’ll probably have to continue saying it: there is only one Didier Drogba and only one Kenwyne Jones," he told the Daily Mail.

"I am myself. Whether or not people make the comparisons in the styles, that’s not for me to judge. I don’t model myself on anyone."

Despite his own physical style of play, there were fears that Jones could have been sidelined for a protracted period of time following a challenge from Wolves' Jody Craddock on his debut for Stoke.

"I could have been out for maybe six months if it was terrible, but thank God that didn’t happen," Jones said, as he missed the club's next two games owing to injury.

"No matter where you play in football, it’s a contact sport and it’s going to get physical.

"There’s no possible way you’re not going to have the elbow in the face, a high tackle or the knee in the back. If you’re not able to rough it then you might as well just not play.

"Now more than ever you have to be strong in football, you have to be fit to be able to stand up to these games because it’s much different to how it was 20 years ago.

"Every position has an art form and the game has changed from that type of footballer, what they would call a battering ram type.

"It doesn’t bother me. Everyone has their opinion but they could talk about it until they are blue in the face, it won’t change what I’m going out there to do.

"You still have to do those bits but it’s not really about that anymore. I just do what I can to get on top of defenders. Basically do my job."

When Jones left the Black Cats, former manager Steve Bruce maintained that the hitman needed to re-ignite his career.

"I don’t think I have to re-ignite anything," he said. "I just have to get back scoring and being who I am, that’s all. Whatever he said is in the past, I’m on a new chapter. The fact of the matter is that circumstances didn’t allow me to be at the places I was supposed to be 18 months ago, whatever they are.

"Those opportunities never go away. There is always a time when they come around again. We’ll see what happens. Who knows, after this season I could be there again. We just have to live for today and hope for tomorrow.

"To myself I don’t have a lot to prove, I have a lot to do. For a lot of people I have a lot to prove but I’m not really focussing on the other people.

"No matter what you do in life you can’t please everyone."