But he is confident the best is yet to come from him.
"I'm a bit of a slow developer and I think I'll get stronger in the next few years," said Jones. "I'm still learning and, with the different styles of football I've been used to at Manchester United, Derby, Wolves and now Wigan, I've had a good footballing education so far.
"To come and play for a Spanish manager (Roberto Martinez) with the philosophies that he holds is very exciting for me."
The Latics have followed up an opening-day defeat at home to Chelsea with back-to-back away wins at Southampton and Forest, scoring six goals in the process.
And Jones believes Wigan's attacking style of football has won many friends in recent months.
"It was one of the reasons, if not the reason, why I wanted to come to the club," said the 27-year-old. "When we get going and we pass it like we can do, there aren't many teams that can do that.
"If we're on our game and impose ourselves on other teams, there's not many that can live with us.
"We're starting to get a bit of respect now. At the end of last season, we went on a good run of form and played some really good football against the top clubs in the Premier League."
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