SCOTT Jones helped York City to put one over his permanent employees Bristol Rovers then revealed he would love to make his Bootham Crescent tenure permanent, writes Dave Stanford.

Last night's comfortable 3-0 win over the Pirates maintained the Minstermen's glowing end of season run and saw Jones continue his fine run of form since arriving at City on loan from the Memorial Ground.

The 26-year-old now has just one game left of his loan deal but made no secret of his desire to make the switch more secure.

"I'd love to come here," he told the Evening Press.

"I've got one game left here and I've still got a year left with Bristol so we will have to see what happens in the summer.

"There could be a new manager coming in down there so there is a possibility he might want to keep me.

"But I've been willing to give it a try before and it's not quite happened.

"I'm not going to lie, I want to come home and back to the north. I live in Sheffield and it's only about an hour down the road.

"I'd like to sort something out here. Like I say, it's home and I've been impressed with what I've seen.

"We've got on a good run and not conceded many goals and as a defender I've got to be pleased with that.

"I've think we've got quite a good squad so anyone who comes in has to play well to keep their shirt and while it's the end of the season no-one wants to look a fool.

"It was one of those nights when everything went right for us."

The ex-Barnsley defender, who has Premiership experience from his time at Oakwell, has certainly proved a valuable asset since arriving at Bootham Crescent.

In his seven appearances in a City shirt, the Minstermen have lost just once and won five of those games, conceding just three goals along the way.

He admitted it felt odd lining up against Rovers but refused to let sentiment stand in his way.

"It was quite strange because I was playing against a lot of good mates but as the night panned out I really enjoyed it," he said.

"A lot of the lads are still good friends and I speak to them more or less every day.

"But as soon as you start playing you just go and do your job.

"I'm just glad to be playing because I wasn't playing down there."

Manager Terry Dolan was delighted City signed off their season at Bootham Crescent with a flourish and their best home win in almost four years.

"The players are playing with a lot more confidence now and I would just like to see us go to Scunthorpe now and continue the form we have been showing," said Dolan.

The only sour point for City was an injury picked up by goalkeeper Alan Fettis, who was replaced by Russ Howarth midway through the second-half.

Northern Ireland international Fettis took a forearm across the face at a corner and fell awkwardly, tweaking knee ligaments.

It means the City number one could miss Saturday's final game of the season, thereby ending his two-year run of consecutive League appearances for the Minstermen.

Updated: 11:53 Wednesday, April 17, 2002