Tudur Jones hopes for loan extension

PUBLISHED: 11:37 03 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:31 10 September 2010

Owain Tudur Jones hopes to stay at Yeovil beyond his initial loan spell.

Owain Tudur Jones hopes to stay at Yeovil beyond his initial loan spell.

Chris Lakey

Owain Tudur Jones wants to stay at Yeovil Town until the new year after conceding his chances are limited at Norwich City. The Welsh midfielder has switched to Huish Park for an initial month after failing to break into the first team at Carrow Road.

Owain Tudur Jones wants to stay at Yeovil Town until the new year after conceding his chances are limited at Norwich City.

The Welsh midfielder has switched to Huish Park for an initial month after failing to break into the first team at Carrow Road.

It is the second temporary spell Tudur Jones has spent with the Glovers, after enjoying a month in Somerset during the second half of last season.

Despite being just two games into his new spell, Tudur Jones admitted he hoped to extend his deal after taking what he believes to be a more realistic outlook on his immediate future.

“It is nice to be back with staff that I know all about,” he said. “It is a good opportunity for a run of games.

“It is slightly different to last year where I was coming here for a month, thinking of getting fit, going back to Norwich, push on and stake a claim for a place there.

“This time I am slightly more realistic to what my chances are at Norwich. Hopefully I can stay here for as long as possible, get a good run of games and help the club.

“It is a month to start with but hopefully within the coming weeks, all being well, I can extend until January.

“That is dependant on my performances and how I play decides how long I stay here. There is a good run of games and I am looking forward to hopefully doing well for the club.”

The 25-year-old Wales international turned professional shortly before his 21st birthday with local club Swansea City, before being released in the summer of 2009.

Despite interest from the Glovers, Tudur Jones opted for a move to Carrow Road where injury has hampered his chances of a run in the team.

He said considering a return to Yeovil was never a problem for him, adding that his injury history often led to people getting the wrong idea about his lack of games.

Tudur Jones said: “It was not really an issue for me (coming back). I can see how that might be an issue for young players who want to get a taste for various clubs, but I do think it helped knowing the staff.

“The problem I have from not played for Norwich and not being in the side, with my injury history people think I am injured if I do not play. Sometimes it takes coming to a club that knows me and knows what I am about to get games. I am here to hopefully play well, work hard and get as many games as possible.

“I really do not know what is going to be happening in the next few months. It is about knuckling down and getting my body used to playing.

“I am already feeling things like stiffness after games, which is good, and hopefully it will be a successful season for the club.”

Tudur Jones went straight into the starting line up for Saturday's League One goalless draw at Oldham Athletic, before playing 90 minutes against Exeter City in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday.

Despite losing 3-1 to the Grecians, Tudur Jones said confidence in the squad remained high as they prepare for tomorrow's trip to Notts County: “I do not think the cup game the other night has affected the team too much,” he said. “We are on the back of a good game at Oldham.”

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