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19 April 2013

Owls boss Dave Jones is welcoming the return to home soil on Saturday following three away games on the spin.

Wednesday posted a win, a draw and a defeat from that trio of contests and face Ipswich in S6 knowing that victory would be a huge stride towards preserving Championship status.

Jones said: “We go into this match on the back of three away from home, which was a tough period in what has been a relentless season. We’ve had a mixed bag of results from those three games and on Saturday it will be good to be back at Hillsborough.

“We have another huge game against Ipswich and obviously, we are looking to reach the safety barrier as soon as we possibly can.

“It’s probably going to take a record number of points to stay in this division and we have to make sure we pick up as many as we possibly can from the three games we have remaining.

“I am asked every week how many points it will take and I cannot answer the question because the bar seems to be getting higher and higher each week.

“This really is a crazy division, this Championship is just so unpredictable."

With another high attendance set to descend on Hillsborough, the Owls’ boss has paid tribute to Wednesday’s fan base.


Only play-off hopefuls Brighton boast a better average home attendance, while away from home, Owls fans have backed the team in their thousands on a regular basis.


Jones added: “The level of support we have had continues to be outstanding.


“Three away games in a week is a big ask for any group of fans in every respect but we were fortunate enough to have superb backing at all three.


“Then at home the supporters have come in their numbers all season, even through the bad spells, and I know everyone at the football club is grateful for that.

“The support we have is incredible and something that no one takes for granted.”


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