Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jones Delivers Warning over Black Cats' Home Form

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jones Delivers Warning over Black Cats' Home Form

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Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer @JHUNTERCHRON

BILLY Jones admits Sunderland's home form must improve in the second half of the campaign.

The Black Cats' goalless draw against Fulham in the FA Cup means they have still won just two games on Wearside all season - with only one of those victories coming in the league.

And with fourth-bottom Burnley's visit on Saturday the first in a series of three crunch home games that also includes clashes against fellowstrugglers QPR and West Brom, Jones accepts the Wearsiders must start picking up points at the Stadium of Light if they are to climb away from the relegation zone.

"It helps in the Premier League to have really good home form and that's what we're trying to achieve for the second half of the season," said the defender.

"We've got games against teams who are there or thereabouts.

"We know if we're have to a successful second half of the season, our home form needs to improve.

"Good runs are about momentum, so we hope to start a good one next week with a positive result against Burnley. …

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