Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones is driven to produce his best performances by a fear of manager Roy Keane.

Black Cats boss Keane slapped a £40million price tag on the striker during the transfer window and labelled him "the best striker in the Premier League".

Jones told the Daily Mirror: "Am I the best in the league? Well, I was glad to hear the boss has that much confidence in me. The way he expresses himself is up to him.

"It's a huge compliment but it will not go to my head.

"I've had a bit of stick for it. And if the manager says something like that about you, you have to put in the performances to escape any b******ings.

"The best in the league is (Arsenal striker Emmanuel) Adebayor right now. But every player has their attributes.

"The manager is not trying to put pressure on any of us. I put pressure on myself to get better - to learn something new in training every day. It's only going to get better. Who knows what I'll be in three years time?"