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Rely on ourselves

4 April 2013


Owls boss Dave Jones has said he is solely focused on what his side are able to achieve in the Championship run-in and will not be relying on the results of relegation rivals.

Despite a successful Easter period, collecting four points from a possible six, Wednesday hover just above the drop zone.

The basement battle looks set to go down to the wire as all sides embroiled in the relegation scrap continue to pick up points and Jones said:

“You can’t rely on what others are doing you have got to do it yourself.

“If you rely on someone else to help you out in football, it doesn’t normally work out. It’s best to do it yourself.”

He added: “You get more pleasure that way as well. We are working hard for it and everyone is up for the fight.”

Wednesday host Blackburn this weekend, who are another side fighting for Championship survival, so the outcome of the game will naturally hold plenty of significance.

“The players are working hard,” Jones continued. “I think every game we play is a big game, we said we had nine cup finals and now we have seven of them to go.

“We’re just focused on the next game and we know what we have to do. Everyone is working hard and there is a good atmosphere.

“Blackburn are a side that have come out of the Premiership and they are adapting and it’s very hard.

“The club is in a difficult spell and we have got to capitalise on anything we can. Any weakness that there is, we have to take advantage.”

The Owls have a raft of key games on the horizon starting with Blackburn on Saturday before a midweek trip to Millwall - which is the Owls’ current game in hand over teams at the foot of the division.

Upbeat on the current condition of his squad, Jones added:

“The squad is looking good, we have one or two players who are a bit sore but at the moment, nobody has said they are in any danger of not being ready for the game.

“There is a good atmosphere in this place, the players are working really hard, they are playing well and everybody knows what is expected of them.

“At this time of the year you can have disharmony, pressure or whatever else, but we’re going into games enjoying it and that is important.”

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