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We must believe

16 November 2012

Wednesday manager Dave Jones has said his players must believe in themselves as the Owls head into a busy period of fixtures in the Championship.

Next up is a trip to Nottingham Forest on Saturday where the Owls are aiming to get back on track after league defeats to Blackpool and Middlesbrough.

Jones has every confidence that his players can once again find the winning formula and explained:

“I keep saying it; we are so close to getting it all right but we have to get past that stage and believe in ourselves a lot more,” he said.

“When we got back into the game against Middlesbrough, they couldn’t get the ball off us.

“We’ve attacked and created chances but we gave away a goal when we were in control of the game.

“We know we can create chances but we have to put them away and then we have got to keep the back door shut.”

Jones has no concerns with regards to his side creating chances but insists his players must start converting them into goals and that, in turn, would give the whole squad a huge boost.

He reasoned: “When you start to take chances, you alleviate the pressure on your defenders of not conceding a goal.

“You relax, things start to happen and you create more. Things come off that you wouldn’t try if you were struggling.

“The players have a responsibility to not keep making the same mistakes but they work so hard and they are trying to put it right. Goals really do change games.

“There is a good camaraderie here, a good atmosphere and we have just got to get every department on the pitch working game in, game out.

“That’s the consistency you need at this level because if you don’t get that, you will get punished in this division for your mistakes.”

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