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Could have been three

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15:02 17th August 2013

 

Dave Jones was satisfied with the point at Leeds on Saturday but disappointed it was not elevated to three.

 

The Owls posted an impressive display at Elland Road for the derby clash and on another day might have been celebrating victory.

 

But Ross McCormack cancelled out Kamil Zayatte’s maiden goal for Wednesday to ensure both sides took a share of the spoils.

 

Jones said: “We played well and I think most managers would have taken a point from Elland Road before the game.

 

“But I thought we should have taken all three points. We had the chances, we might have had a penalty and in the end we were unlucky.

 

“We should have done better for their goal and we will continue to work on those situations.

 

“But overall we have done OK, we are off the mark and now we move onto the next game.”

 

Jones was full of praise for the returning Lewis Buxton, who made his first appearance of the season in West Yorkshire.

 

The defender has been suffering from shin splints, on top of which he contracted a virus.

 

The manager said: “Lewis was absolutely magnificent. He came into the team today on the back of three days training and you wouldn’t have thought he had been away.

 

“Liam Palmer has played well at right back and he was superb in midfield today but it’s good to have Lewis back.

 

“You need your senior players and he is our senior right back.

 

“It was good to see Reda Johnson back as well from the bench. Again, it looked as if he had never been away.”