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Jones sees Stoke move as chance to kick-start career

Striker Kenwyne Jones is looking to get his career back on track when Stoke take on Aston Villa. The Trinidad and Tobago international admitting he had begun to stagnate at Sunderland last season.

The subsequent lack of football has allowed the 25-year-old to regain his fitness and he has set his sights on making his Potters home Barclays Premier League debut a memorable one on Monday.

"When things get stale I guess that is the time when things get to change and at that time it changed and now I can only look forward," said Jones of his £8million August move to Stoke.

"At the end I am not bothered by what happened before, I'm looking forward to doing well.

"Just playing football week in, week out, and freeing my mind - more than anything else that was the most important thing for me.

"Moving to a new place is always hard and because it didn't happen in pre-season, it was when the season started I have to try to get into the team and the area.

"It is something different and something I have to take on board and try to further my career."

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