Jones showers praise on strike partner
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Kenwyne Jones has lavished praise on striker Jon Walters for his part in helping Stoke enjoy one of their most successful ever seasons.
Walters found himself out of the starting line-up for the first few months of his Stoke career following his £2.75 million move from Ipswich last summer.
But injuries to the likes of Ricardo Fuller, Jon Carew and Matthew Etherington in recent months have offered the 27-year-old the chance to shine and he has responded by firing 11 goals this season to head the scoring charts with Jones, while he he also played a key role in Stoke's 5-0 demolition of Bolton in last month's FA Cup semi-final.
Jones told thisisstaffordshire.co.uk: "I guess Jon fits the bill for Stoke because he has had to put up with the usual headlines that the team gets.
"We have had all these stories about us being underdogs, boring, not so good and whatever.
"But Jon has shown what he is really all about this season. He works hard, he gets goals and he is a credit to the team.
"We have the sort of club where everyone helps out. Everyone works hard and everyone goes out there and works for each other.
"Jon is no different. He has been amazing."
Jones and Walters have scored eight goals between them in Stoke's last seven games to help them through an injury-hit spell and hope to be on target again against Arsenal on Sunday.