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Cisse and I can click, says Jones

Kenwyne Jones
Jones scored his first of the season in Wednesday's cup loss to Blackburn

Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones has said he believes there is potential in his partnership with fellow striker Djibril Cisse at the Stadium of Light.

Jones, 24, lined up alongside the Frenchman in Wednesday's 2-1 Carling Cup loss to Blackburn and is confident the duo can forge a strong pairing.

"There's more to build on," he told BBC Radio Newcastle.

"That's the first time we've started a game together so hopefully we can do more of that and get the team winning."

Jones opened his account for the season when he rifled a shot past Rovers keeper Paul Robinson to hand Sunderland a lifeline in Wednesday's tie.

The Trinidad & Tobago international, who suffered a serious knee injury in the summer, had endured more worries during the last week after being withdrawn during Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Portsmouth.

And he added: "It was good to have a run-out and get back into the team. The worries were since Sunday but I went to see the specialist and everything was fine.

"You can't really celebrate that kind of thing when you're on the losing side but it was good to get back in and score.

"At the end of the day that's what happened and you've got to live with it."

Manager Roy Keane signed Jones from Southampton for 6m in August 2007.

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Sunderland sign 6m striker Jones
29 Aug 07 |  Sunderland

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