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Nothing but praise

6 April 2013


Dave Jones praised his battle weary troops following the crucial win over Blackburn on Saturday.


A Jermaine Johnson brace and Leroy Lita penalty edged Rovers out by the odd goal in five to seal victory and haul the Owls further from the relegation trapdoor.


And despite conceding twice, the manager was insistent that today was all about the positives.


He said: “Yes, we’ve conceded two goals and made it hard for ourselves, but I have nothing but praise for the players today.


“They’ve had a hard schedule over the Easter period with two games in three days and another tough one today.


“So there’s plenty of bumps and bruises but they can feel proud of themselves tonight because we have won a very important game and continued our run.


“To be fair, the lads have been outstanding since we beat Barnsley at Oakwell and started the run.


“We’ll be back in tomorrow, we’ll assess where we are, and prepare for the trip to Millwall.


“The most important game is the next one.”


Jones picked out match-winner Jermaine Johnson, whose two strikes helped Wednesday open a three-point lead on the drop zone.


He added: “On his day, he does what we saw today, and credit to him because he was outstanding.


“He’s using his experience well and he can be a real threat in that position up front.


“We lost Gary Madine with a hamstring injury on Friday so we had a decision to make – either play Stevie Howard up there with Leroy Lita or go with JJ.


“Stevie started against Bristol City on Monday, he’s been out of this division for a season, and his calves were screaming after the game.


“So we knew he would figure at some point today and we went with JJ.


“It’s nice when important decisions pay off.”

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