JORDAN JONES is determined to prove his worth and get up to speed at Sunderland to aid their League One promotion push this term.

The winger has yet to start a game for the Black Cats following his loan move from Rangers last month but he netted his first goal for Lee Johnson's side during the draw with Crewe at the weekend.

Chris Maguire was also on target for fifth-placed Sunderland and Jones knows he has a fight on his hands to dislodge former Celtic star Aiden McGeady from a starting berth this term.

Jones said: “I think it [the message from Johnson] was just to try and come on and create a goal or score goals and I think all the subs did really well.

"Obviously me and Chrissy will get the plaudits because of the goals, but every one of the subs was really bright and brought the energy that we needed.

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"The team has been flying - there's no sign of me spitting my dummy out because I'm not playing or anything like that,

“McGeady has been top class and he's linking up with Charlie really well, so I understand I have to wait for my chance.

“I got my chance and I feel like I've come on and done well, and the most important thing is we got the point to take home.

"It is hard to go out every week and be top class. McGeady is the one in front of me and he has been top class.

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"I just need to be ready to be called upon and hopefully I can show what I can do.

“I've come to this club really lacking match fitness and I've put in and out the first few weeks, which I think has probably helped me fitness-wise.

“I've come on and shown I'm a lot fitter and a lot sharper on my mind. Hopefully I can play some more minutes now, but everyone is just focused on winning as many games as we can and then we'll see where we are come the end of the season.”