Hillsborough

Next Game

Sheff Wed v Bristol C

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 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

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

West Brom reject approach from Aston Villa for Joleon Lescott

West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott, according to reports.

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla sign new deals with Arsenal

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company