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Owls at full pelt

19 October 2012

Owls boss Dave Jones says his side are fully prepared for tonight’s local derby against Leeds at Hillsborough.

The game is set to be the highest attended in the division so far this season with around 30,000 supporters set to flock to Hillsborough.

It promises to be a tough game with a lively atmosphere under the floodlights in S6, but the Wednesday manager believes that is part and parcel of being in the Championship.

“Name me any club in this division that wouldn’t be a big game or a tough game,” he said.

“It’s the division that we have come in to.

“For those who had forgotten what it was like in this division and those who looked forward to it, it’s been an eye-opener.
"We spoke about how difficult it was going to be, how hard you have got to work, how positive you have got to be and how professional you have got to do it.

“It’s not like a running tap you can turn on and off – you have to go full pelt all the time and that is what we are trying to do.”

Both sides go into the game fresh on the back of the recent international break.

For Wednesday, the break came at a good time according to the Owls boss who said:

“Everybody is up and running and we’re all looking forward to the game.

“A break is always useful because you can work on different things but when you have games coming thick and fast you’re mostly doing recovery work.

“But we need everybody, the fans, the players, the staff and everyone around the club all to stick together because that’s what it will take.

“At the moment, and I think a lot of managers would say this, we are in a position that we shouldn’t be but things haven’t gone for us.

“If you are getting battered week in, week out and the performances aren’t there then that would be really hard but we feel we’re getting there and not that far away.

“We went to Burnley and we were disappointed to only come away with one point and even against Hull we performed well for 60 minutes but for whatever reason didn’t create as much after that.

“But in the meantime, we thought we had scored a goal and that we should have had a penalty against Hull but we now just have to get on with it.”

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