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Nothing to fear

5 March 2013

 

Dave Jones says the Owls can travel to Vicarage Road to face promotion-chasing Watford with confidence on Tuesday night.

 

The Hornets sit on the cusp of one of the two automatic promotion places, while Wednesday are two places away from the trapdoor into League 1.

 

But Jones is content with his side’s overall current form, which has spawned just two defeats in 13 games.

 

He said: “I’m sure most people would have taken that kind of form at this stage of the season.

 

“So why would we fear anyone in this division? It is so open and so unpredictable that you go into any game with a chance.

 

“Watford are a very good side, there is no doubt about that. But then so are we and sometimes I prefer to play the top teams than those at the bottom.

 

“They play good football, they have some very good players and I know people talk about how they beat us 4-1 at Hillsborough earlier in the season.

 

“But in the first half, there was nothing in that game and at 1-1 we missed a penalty. Had we scored that penalty, we would have gone in at half time 2-1 up and you would probably have seen a completely different game.”

 

While the Owls take on Gianfranco Zola’s side, a full Championship programme unfolds around the country, with some key contests affecting the relegation scrap.

 

And Jones has underlined his belief that there are plenty of twists and turns on both the immediate and distant Championship horizon.

 

He added: “I’ve said all along that this division is so crazy that you just never know what’s around the next corner.

 

“Only a month ago, there were teams who would never have thought they would be in trouble, but all of a sudden, they have been sucked into it.

 

“Not long before that, it was looking like three teams from four but if you look at the table now, you could go halfway up the league and see teams who are far from safe.

 

“So we will continue to do what we have done all along and that is take care of ourselves, do the right things, work hard and everything else will take care of itself.”


 


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