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Closing the gap

8 February 2013

Manager Dave Jones has his sights set on closing the gap to just three points between the Owls and Derby on Saturday.

While the Rams harbour ambitions of moving into the play-off picture, a win for Wednesday this weekend would halve the six point difference between the two clubs.

Such a feat would be significant progress for Wednesday, who have continued to climb away from the drop zone in recent weeks – now in 18th spot.

Jones said: “We’re trying to claw Derby closer to us and we have the opportunity to do that because we’re at home on Saturday.

“They’re a good side, we played them on the first game of the season and they gave us a bit of a pasting in the first half but we did the same to them in the second half.”

With spirit in the camp high after recent wins over Brighton and Charlton, it’s a case of more of the same now for Jones, who is urging his side to maintain their resilient spell in the Championship.
The Owls have found a formula for success in 2013 so far and Jones continued: “We have got to keep playing the way we have been because we are expecting nothing but a tough game.

“We’ll be doing our best to make sure we get the result that we want.

“We have become better organised as a unit and that has taken time but it’s part of the learning process.

“Forget everything to do with tactics and everything else – it’s about finding what suits you and getting players to adapt to this level and that has been part of the learning curve.”

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