Jones ready for exits
By Alex Dunn. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Cardiff boss Dave Jones insists he accepts the sales of his key players as Cardiff look to balance their books.
Peter Thorne has already been allowed to leave for Championship rivals Norwich City, whilst Welsh duo Danny Gabbidon and James Collins look bound for West Ham United.
Despite being likely to be bereft of the majority of his best players next season, Jones accepts that the process of balancing the books is not a new one and that the club must do all they can to ensure survival.
''Selling to make you stronger elsewhere or to balance the books is nothing new in football," Jones told the Western Mail.
"It goes on all the time at every club - including at the ones at the top of tree. You still have to get players out to get players in.
"Ultimately, you do what you think is best for the football club.
"Unfortunately, within that realm, you will lose players you don't want to, but that's part and parcel of the game and this football club at the moment.
"Sometimes in life, and certainly in football, you have to do things you might not want to do.
''I didn't get the opportunity to work with Peter, but his move stabilises this club's position and we need that to continue to happen until we've a foothold where we can say we can stop that and move on.
"At the moment we have to wheel and deal and that might mean losing players that in normal circumstances you wouldn't even dream of letting go. But, if it makes you stronger, then we have to do it and I'm prepared to that otherwise I wouldn't be here.''