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Cardiff new boy Jones: I just wanted to be heard at Stoke

Cardiff City striker Kenwyne Jones believes he did nothing wrong when making himself unavailable for a match while with Stoke City last month.

The 29-year old Trinidad & Tobago international informed Potters manager Mark Hughes via text that he would not be playing in that match which prompted a fine and suspension from the club.

Jones, who has since joined Cardiff in a swap deal involving Peter Odemwingie, says he was not at all in the wrong as he simply wanted his voice to be heard.

"Nobody from [Stoke] can say I was a miscreant, disrespectful or even on strike as they would like to put it," he told the South Wales Evening Post.

"The main reason [for the stand] was for my voice to be heard because they didn't want to pay attention to me. That's all I needed. I didn't want to disrupt the squad, disrespect the manager or anything.

"Clubs have to come out, say what they have to and keep fans onside. I have no problem with that. My thing is I am happy. In the end I got heard and I am here in Cardiff now.

"I made the decision to sign for Cardiff because I want to play football. It was nothing to do with money or status. I wanted to play and wasn't getting a chance [at Stoke].

"At my age I am supposed to be enjoying my football. When the chance came along to sign for Cardiff I made a decision to come down."

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Andrew Slevison
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