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West Brom's Jones eyeing PL spot with big Carling Cup performance

Billy Jones is targeting a Premier League spot at West Bromwich Albion by starting with a big showing in tonight's Carling Cup clash with Everton.

The 24-year old made his Baggies debut in the second round league cup win over Bournemouth on August 23 but has seen no other first team action since joining from Preston North End in June.

Tonight, however, Jones will get his chance in the third round against the Toffees and he plans to use it as a stepping stone to become a regular fixture in Roy Hodgson's Premier League team.

"Personally, and for other players like me, tonight's a chance to give the gaffer a headache with a good personal performance that will lead to a good team display," he told Express & Star.

"I just need to keep on knocking on the door. There are other lads similar to myself that aren't starting at the moment in the Premier League.

"Hopefully, I'm starting tonight and it's a chance to give the gaffer another headache by showing what I can do and why the club signed me in the first place."

He added: "I signed at West Brom knowing I would need to be patient for my chance in the Premier League.

"The main thing is we're all pushing in the same direction. We just want to win and push as far up the league as we can.

"The main priority is Premier League points but I think we can do well in this competition."

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