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Performances and points

26 October 2012

Owls boss Dave Jones has emphasised the importance of making good performances go hand-in-hand with winning points.

The Owls controlled large parts of the game at Ewood Park in midweek but came away with a 1-0 defeat, adding to Wednesday’s frustrations.

But with what the manager has seen in recent games and on the training field, Jones believes it is only a matter of time before it all comes together.

In his pre-match press conference ahead of the Ipswich clash, Jones said: “It can’t keep going the way it’s going, with us playing so well but not hitting the back of the net.

“Sometimes I do feel like I would rather us play below our best but sneak a 1-0 win. 

“That’s what teams have done against us. We gave a goal away on Wednesday night because we switched off for the first couple of minutes and that ultimately cost us.”

The Owls face rock-bottom Ipswich at Portman road on Saturday who parted company with manager Paul Jewell earlier in the week following their 2-1 defeat at home to Derby.

The Tractor Boys have yet to post a win on home soil this term and are without a win in 11 games.

Jones continued: “All games are important but the next few games are very important because they are against the teams that are around us. You get a couple of wins and all of a sudden you will be back in the middle of the pack and that’s what we want.

“But we need to put the ball in the back of the net when we are getting the opportunities and that’s the frustrating thing because we create plenty of chances.

“That’s what we’ve been working on this week. 

“I’ve said it before, but things are starting to come right. It started three or four games ago but we’ve only accumulated two draws, which is hard to take. 

“We felt we should have had better but goals change games and that’s why we have got to stay focused and we believe it will turn.”

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