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A huge game

7 December 2012


Dave Jones says the Owls’ game against Bristol City on Saturday is ‘huge’ – but insists all Wednesday matches are of similar size.


Jones’ men take on the Robins at Hillsborough with both sides out to haul themselves clear of the Championship relegation zone.


And with local rivals and fellow strugglers Barnsley up next at Oakwell in seven days’ time, the battle for survival is hotting up.


Jones said: “Every game we play is important but now we begin a clutch of games against teams that are in and around us in the league table, so they take on added importance.


“All points are welcome but taking them from teams around you is vital and that applies whether you are at the top of the table or the bottom.


“This is a huge game but then they all are for a club like Sheffield Wednesday.”


Despite losing by a late goal at league leaders Cardiff last Sunday, the Owls turned in a resilient display in the Welsh capital, and Jones says that determination underlined the spirit in the camp.


He added: “It was important that we came back with a much improved performance at Cardiff and we did that. We showed that we are all in this together.


“The players worked their socks off and I felt for them when they had nothing to show for their efforts.

“In many ways, that was indicative of our season but we can’t and won’t feel sorry for ourselves, we will pick ourselves up and go again. 


“I can assure everyone that the players are all together, they are desperate to get out of this situation and I think that was made abundantly clear at Cardiff.


“This run is frustrating for everybody at the football club. I have never experienced a run like this in my career, my record shows that I am usually in the top three, not the bottom three, but runs like this do happen in football and the only way out of it is to stick together.”

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