Hillsborough

Next Game

Sheff Wed v Norwich

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Griffin Park

Last Game

Brentford 0 - 0 Sheff Wed

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Wickham reveals Jones respect

Sheffield Wednesday striker Connor Wickham has praised the way his side dealt with Dave Jones' sacking.

Last Updated: 04/12/13 at 23:36 Post Comment

Connor Wickham: Praise for former boss Dave Jones

Connor Wickham: Praise for former boss Dave Jones

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Owls disposed of Jones on Sunday following a 2-0 loss at Blackpool and 48 hours later they responded by beating league leaders Leicester 2-1 at Hillsborough - just their second win of the season.

Both goals came from Wickham and he was delighted they showed a reaction.

"We have dealt with it, we have all been in the situation before where we have lost a manager but we have to get over it quickly," the on-loan Sunderland man said.

"Personally I have got the utmost respect for the gaffer (Jones), he brought me in and showed belief in me when maybe no one else did last year.

"But we have to get over it, we had a game 48 hours later and the reaction we showed was top class.

"Our performances haven't been up to scratch, that wasn't down to the manager, so it is up to us to pick up from here and move forward.

"We've got a good bunch of lads and we know how to deal with these situations as a team. We showed everyone what we are capable of doing when we get our heads down and perform well."

The win saw the Owls close the gap on 17th-placed Charlton to three points and Wickham knows they have to use the win over Leicester as a springboard over a period where games come thick and fast.

"It needs to be a platform, we've got a lot of games coming up over the next six weeks, there are a lot of opportunities to pick up points and we need to start doing it.

"We are more than well equipped. We saw against Reading and Leicester, when we turn it on, we really turn it on.

"When we do play we can beat anyone, no matter where they are in the league."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

F

ergie, aren't you supposed to make a beep beep noise when backing up like that?

simonthfc
Ferguson: Club made Moyes decision

S

ome of these are quality! Why you no like him F365?? :(

left right out
The, Erm, 'Best' Of Henry James Redknapp

W

e're our own worst enemy. We're suicidal in defence, and we may just get slaughtered on Sunday. Other than that, I am very pleased with my team.

bob the manc
Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

Footer 365

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers rues defensive mistakes in Real Madrid defeat

Brendan Rodgers says he could have asked for no more from his side after seeing them taken apart by Real Madrid.

Champions League: Real Madrid ease past Liverpool with 3-0 win at Anfield

Real Madrid produced a first-half masterclass as they overpowered Liverpool 3-0 in the Champions League at Anfield.

Champions League: Late goals give Arsenal 2-1 victory at Anderlecht

Arsenal scored twice in the final two minutes to come from behind and secure a 2-1 Champions League win at Anderlecht.

Mail Box

Do Man City Have A 'Small Mentality'?

That's one claim in the mailbox after Vincent Kompany focused on a few hundred CSKA fans sneaking into the ground instead of City blowing a two-goal lead...

City: Like A Deer Caught In The Headlights

...while Chelsea just live for Champions League nights. That's one view in a mailbox that also includes several happy football fans and looks forward to Michael Carrick's return...

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