Jones told the WBA website: "Maybe the style of play has changed - I saw them on TV this season and it did seem like that.
"The old style they played, with the players they had - all those players were great footballers.
"Some of the new signings they've brought in are good. Any games you go into against Stoke you know it'll be tough.
"We'll do the video analysis and know exactly what we're facing.
"We'll have a game plan and know what we'll need to do."
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