The Jets lost their fourth game of the season on Saturday, falling 2-0 to a Marco Rojas inspired Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.

Despite the result Jones took plenty of positives from the game.

He said debutant Andy Brennan’s squandered opportunity in the first four minutes was indicative of his team’s visits to Melbourne this season after losing 2-1 in a spirited contest with City a fortnight ago.

“Of course we are (going for finals), we want to be in the top six, change a few results and we’re clearly in the six,” Jones said after the Victory loss.

“We should have got points against Melbourne City, should have beaten Central Coast last week and today, we’re disappointed we didn’t get something out of the game especially as we started really well for once.

“I thought the first half was excellent. We’ve been accused of not starting quickly and getting off to slow starts. We did better today, we had a glorious opportunity.

“We pressed well, stopped them playing out, had some good counter attack opportunities and I was very pleased at half-time.”

Marco Rojas inspired both second half goals for Victory goals. His free kick deflected off Iain Fyfe and into the back of the net seven minutes into the second half. Two minutes later he finished off a solo effort.

Jones believed too many unnecessary risks this season have proved costly to his team. But he said the side is keeping the faith.

“I think we were confident we could get a result today,” he said. "The confidence isn’t lacking, and we’re trying to sustain a 90 minute performance.

“We thought we could stop them playing out, we thought we could play through them certainly not only on counter but through them and we backed ourselves to get a result here.

“That’s why it was extremely disappointing after coming in half-time from a really good position to concede two soft goals.”

A total of seven players were unavailable for the Jets including captain Nigel Boogard while Morten Nordstrand who was substituted off half-time for Ma Leilei due to a hip-flexor problem may come back for next week’s clash against Sydney FC at home.