Jones wants Swansea ‘kick start’

Sunderland defender Billy Jones has been disappointed by their start to the season, but believes that victory over Swansea City can get their campaign back up and running.

The Black Cats are bottom of the Premier League table after slumping to 4-2 and 3-1 defeats in their opening games against Leicester and Norwich respectively.

"Obviously I'm just massively disappointed because we've let ourselves down again," he told his club's official website. "It wasn't just the goals it was also our general performance.

"I feel that we didn't start particularly well and it's going to be back to the drawing board. The only way we can kick start it is by winning games and we've got a massive chance to do that against Swansea."

Dick Advocaat's side face the Swans at Stadium of Light on Saturday. The Welsh side have looked impressive so far, having drawn with Chelsea before beating Newcastle 2-0, but Jones is still hoping to get those first points in the bag.

"Obviously everyone knows what a good team Swansea are so that'll be a statement in itself to beat them on our home turf and beat them with a good performance," he added.

"We know it's going to be a really tough game but we've got another week to work hard on the training, so hopefully we can put in a better performance on Saturday which gets us the three points."