Jones unhappy with Derby preseason form

David Jones has expressed concerns over Derby County's preseason form.

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The former Manchester United midfielder was disappointed with their performance in this week's defeat to Crewe and told the Derby Telegraph: "You've got to start playing at a higher tempo than we did last night and start showing that we're Premier League players.

"Maybe the effort was questioned a little bit and the lads need to raise their game.

"You've got to put on a performance but not enough players did last night."

Jones felt there was an absence of motivation last night.

"Although it's only a friendly, you've got to get your mentality right for these games," he said. "They are difficult to play in. It's easy to get yourself up for Premier League games - you're just ready.

"But games like last night is more of a test of your mental strength - can you get up for games like that?

"It was disappointing. You don't want to lose any game, whether it's pre-season or a competitive game."

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