The Valley

Next Game

Charlton v Sheff Wed

Saturday, 01 November 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Hillsborough

Last Game

Sheff Wed 0 - 0 Norwich

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Stalemate frustrates Jones

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones was a frustrated man after watching his side held to a 0-0 FA Cup third round draw by MK Dons at Hillsborough.

Last Updated: 08/01/13 at 15:16 Post Comment

Dave Jones: Happy to have another chance

Dave Jones: Happy to have another chance

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Championship side Wednesday had the better of the first half but it was League One MK Dons who went closest to winning it after the break, Shaun Williams hitting the post with a low shot.

Jones said: "If anyone was going to score, it was going to come from a set-play, it seemed.

"They had a spell probably a couple of minutes near the end when one or two flashed across, but nobody looked like they were going to score from open play.

"It was just frustrating because you want to do well. One or two (Wednesday players) looked a little bit nervous and took a safety option rather than risking a little bit more.

"Whether there's a little bit of fear here, I don't know. Sometimes you want to do too well, then forget and lose a little bit of focus.

"It was a hard-fought game and we're still in the tie, which is the important thing. If you're not going to win it, certainly don't lose it.

"We're disappointed but we've got another crack at it. As a player, you want to play. I don't adhere to the suggestion that we could do without another game."

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson thought his side were unlucky not to go through at the first attempt.

"I think we deserved to win," he said. "I thought the way we played was very, very good.

"To come to this great stadium - which is steeped in history - and put in a performance like that was nice to see.

"We had a lot of cohesion and a lot of strength. I really was pleased, especially as I had a number of youngsters in the squad.

"I see certain managers having to tinker with their team to rest one or two players but I have to tinker with it to play them.

"It's not that I'm tinkering with the team, it's just that I've not got a lot of choice. I'm enjoying it because it's a wonderful challenge for me.

"We try to conduct ourselves in a classy way and I think as a football club we've done that today.

"Dave Jones is someone I respect. I'm still learning my trade and I've got many years to try and achieve what he's achieved in his career."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

La Liga: Carlo Ancelotti praises 'professional' Real Madrid after 3-1 Barcelona win

Carlo Ancelotti praised Real Madrid's "unique professionalism" after they came from a goal down to beat Barcelona.

Premier League: Mauricio Pochettino says Alan Pardew deserves more respect

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits it is tough not to feel sorry for Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew.

La Liga: Luis Enrique stands by Luis Suarez selection after Barcelona defeat

Luis Enrique defended his decision to start Luis Suarez against Real Madrid after his team slumped to a 3-1 defeat.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property