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We will learn

6 November 2012

 

Dave Jones says the Owls must learn from their defeat at the hands of Blackpool on Tuesday night.

 

The Tangerines struck in either half to leave Wednesday empty handed but Jones rued his side’s finishing, which may have triggered a different outcome with more composure.

 

The Owls’ boss said: “Blackpool are a really good side, they kept the ball well in the first half but in the second half, we were much better.

 

“I think we suffered from some being a little naive at times but it’s no good having a go at them because they will learn.

 

“We’ve created plenty of chances against a very good side and with more composure, we could have won the game.

 

“MIchail Antonio has hit one wide after beating two defenders and that bit of composure is the only part of his game that is missing.

 

“He reminds me so much of a young Theo Walcott or a young Aaron Lennon with the pace and the power. In time and with more experience, he will get there with the finishing.

 

“But listen, I’m not going to criticise the lad because tonight, I thought he was outstanding. He was magnificent against some very good players and let’s not forget, he’s not that long out of non-league football.”

 

Jones also lamented another penalty decision that went against Wednesday, with man of the match Antonio again at the centre of the action.

 

The manager added: “The referee has to give that, it’s a stonewall penalty.

 

“I asked the referee at half time and he told me the lad went down too easily.

 

“But Michail is a big lad, he is built like a brick wall and he is clipped and has been pulled back.

 

“Why would he go down when he is about to pull the trigger?

 

“It’s a stonewall penalty but it’s another one that has gone against us.”

 

Jones also confirmed that Paul Corry, who missed the Blackpool clash with an ankle injury, should be fit in time for Friday, when the Owls travel to Teesside to take on second-placed Middlesbrough.


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