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Feet on the ground

2 February 2013


Dave Jones insists his players will be keeping their feet firmly on the ground following the Owls’ impressive 3-1 win over Brighton at Hillsborough.


Jones’ side overcame the ten-man Seagulls to take their recent record to six wins, two draws and just one defeat in the last nine games.


He said: “We won’t be getting too carried away, we’ll be keeping our feet on the ground because that’s the only way you can be.


“You can’t get too down when you are losing games and you can’t get too up when you are winning them.


“You have to stay grounded, keep focused and keep on working hard, which is what we are doing.”


Jones hailed his side’s performance against Brighton  as ‘outstanding’ and pointed to the win as a measure of the progress Wednesday have made since the reverse fixture in Sussex earlier in the season, which the Owls lost 3-0.


He said: “I thought we were outstanding today against a very good, dangerous team with some very good players.


“We had quality all over the pitch and it showed. We had a bit of a wobble when they scored early in the second half but we scored our third goal at just the right time to get us back on track.


“I think it shows how far we have come since we went down there in September. We have done to them what they did to us in winning the game comfortably.


“I have always said we are a work in progress but we are heading in the right direction and that is the main thing.”


Jones wouldn’t be drawn on the second half incident that saw him banished to the stand following a melee on the touchline involving both benches.


He said: “I don’t really want to talk about it, I would rather talk about the result and the performance.


“All I would say is that it was nothing really but the referee made the right decision in taking the heat out of the situation.”


The manager also issued an update on Reda Johnson, who was absent from the squad for the Brighton win.


Johnson has taken a knock on the foot injury that dictated his absence earlier in the term and has travelled to France for further assessment.

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