Blackburn star close to return

The 19-year-old has been out of action since having knee surgery in December.

He told BBC Radio Lancashire: “It’s going really well. I’m ahead of schedule. I was concerned that I’d done something worse than I actually did.”

“They operated on it. It went really well, I’m ahead of schedule and I just can’t wait to get back out there.”

Jones added: “Hopefully I’ll be back out [on the training pitch] next week doing the warm-up and maybe a bit of training.

“And, then the week after that I hope to be back out there training properly.”