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Mixing it up

23 November 2012


Dave Jones has welcomed the additions of Mamady Sidibe and Jeremy Helan into his squad and says the duo will help ‘mix things up’ ahead of the Championship clash with Leicester on Saturday.


Striker Sidibe and left back Helan are both eligible for the Foxes clash and Jones is hoping for a significant impact on and off the pitch.


He said: “It’s always good to mix things up with the squad, so I was pleased to get the two new boys in.


“It never does any harm to bring someone new and hopefully we will see the right reaction.


“I have known Mamady for some time, he’s a real handful and needs games after playing in the reserves for three or four games.


“I had to really persuade Tony Pulis to take him out of Stoke and other clubs wanted him too.


“With Jeremy, I tried to bring him here earlier in the season. I know all about him, he is quick and he gets up and down the line.”


Wednesday host Leicester looking for a return to winning ways after two successive defeats out of base.


And Jones says the Foxes are just one of many good, enterprising sides in the second tier.


He said: “Leicester had a great result last week and will come to us full of confidence.


“But we have nothing to fear, we have matched most teams in the Championship, we have just struggled to put the ball in the back of the net and that has to change.


“I think it never should be underestimated just how difficult the Championship can be. When you look at it now there are only a handful of clubs who haven’t played in the Premiership, you look at the stadiums, the gates and what people are trying to achieve and you realise it is the hardest division to get out of.

“We have come into a league where there are a lot of established teams, a lot of top players, and we’re matching that. We have been in almost every game but not finished teams off and it has got to stop.”


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