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Blackburn boss Allardyce wants Jones to stay grounded

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is anxious about Phil Jones not getting carried away with his good press.

Jones, 18, was "outstanding" for the Under-21s this month and has also excelled in central midfield for Rovers in the last two games against Manchester City and Fulham.

Allardyce said: "It has been a great start to the season for Phil, carrying on where he left off last season and it's extremely exciting for him and for us.

"We're having to keep a close eye on him to make sure he doesn't slip away in terms of getting carried away with the attention.

"He's not just been good for us - apparently he also had two outstanding games for the England Under-21s.

"He has also been outstanding for us in midfield - against Manchester City, against players they had paid many millions for and though it was not his normal position, he looked very comfortable."

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