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JENAS: MORE TO COME

Posted on 6 October 2005  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas insisted there is still plenty of room for improvement in terms of performances following the 3-2 win at Charlton that pushed us up to third in the table.

Jermaine Jenas insisted there is still plenty of room for improvement in terms of performances following the 3-2 win at Charlton that pushed us up to third in the table.

It was a stirring fightback at the Valley - one sparked, in the midfielder's view, by Ledley King's almost immediate response to Darren Bent's second goal for the home side.

"In the first half we weren't great, were pretty sloppy and they deserved their goal," considered the England international who received his call-up for the forthcoming games against Austria and Poland. "To come out after half-time and lose another goal and still show the character to go on and win it made it a brilliant day for us.

"You've always got to be very optimistic but, at 2-0, I think a couple of hearts did sink.

We managed to pick ourselves up and after getting the goal back there was a belief that we could at least get a point out of the game

The 22-year-old believes all-round displays of the team will get better as the new players bed properly into the side over time.

"It's been good for us in the league even though we haven't played particularly well in the last two games we've won. We managed to battle and scrap and had the quality up front to punish teams.

"There is a lot of bedding in to do and we're all getting used to it. As long as we keep on winning while we're doing that I'm sure it will be good.

"There is definitely room for improvement on all fronts but, if we can still get points on the board and improve at the same time, we will be up there."