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A magnificent performance

9 March 2013


Dave Jones has hailed what he tagged ‘a magnificent performance’ as the Owls beat promotion hopefuls Leicester at The King Power Stadium on Saturday.


Connor Wickham’s first goal for the club proved the difference, the loanee from Sunderland striking 70 minutes in to seal a crucial victory for his temporary employers.


Jones praised the teenage hitman – together with his team mates, who the manager said continued where they left off from Watford in midweek, save the score.


He said: “I thought we were magnificent, absolutely magnificent. We had a gameplan and it worked against one of the strongest sides in the division.


“We just carried on where we left off at Watford on Tuesday. We were extremely disappointed to come away from there without all three points, never mind nothing.


“But we came here to win and I thought we played ever so well.


“Connor was superb in getting the goal but they all were. They deserve all the plaudits they will get from this win.”


Continuing on Wickham, Jones confirmed that talks will begin on the immediate future of the former Ipswich starlet.


He said: “I will sit down with the chairman, talk to Martin O’Neill up at Sunderland and see where we go from here.


“He’s a pleasure to work with, he wants to learn and I’m delighted for the lad that he has got his goal.”


Concluding his post-match press conference, Jones paid a special tribute to the travelling army of Wednesdayites in attendance at Leicester.


He added: “I have to say a special thank you to those supporters out there today.


“All I could hear was them and when you have that kind of support, it makes all the difference.


“There were almost three and a half thousand of them here today and they demand a performance.


“The players responded and I’m proud of them, proud of them all.”

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