MARK JONES may not have made it on to the pitch as Wales played out a creditable draw on Wednesday, but I for one am pleased he made it that far.
As I've said before, Jonah has been our revelation this season and an international call-up is just reward for the quiet man of Rhos.
We all saw that he had talent, and my uncle Bob has been extolling his virtues for the past few years now. Now he's added some resolve.
I view it as a Steven Gerrard-esque conversion. The lad has backed up his talent with steel. He now chases things down and tries to influence the game, rather than simply fading out of it when the ball isn't coming his way.
Maybe, as in Gerrard's case, it's because he's playing for his hometown club. Whatever the reason, it's good to see Jones win the ball and use it to good effect.
Another reason I'm pleased that he's come to the fore is that I like to see flair in the side.
I was worried in the pre-season that with people like Carlos leaving we'd lose some panache and replace it with brawn.
I didn't want us to become like the majority of sides in the lower leagues, big physical men who'd rather beat you to death than out-play you.
But now Jones is living up to his billing, we still have someone who can produce the "wow factor".
Of course, you need a solidity in the side to back this up, so this week we signed veteran Paul Warhurst.
He's the archetypal "Mr Versatility" and as we're only allowed to have a squad of 20 he seems to be the perfect signing.
Yes, he's no spring chicken and had his fair share of injuries, but he's been training with us for a good few weeks now, and Denis Smith wouldn't have signed him if he thought he wasn't up to the job.
In the past two promotion seasons we've signed experienced men like Jimmy Case and Scott Green to help us through.
Hopefully Warhurst will be our talisman this season, along with a certain Mr Mark Jones.