Jones hails flying start

What a start: Boss Dave Jones celebrates a 4-1 win in his first match in charge of the Owls.     Picture: Steve ellis
What a start: Boss Dave Jones celebrates a 4-1 win in his first match in charge of the Owls. Picture: Steve ellis

DAVE Jones has hailed his Wednesday team for giving him the best possible start to his Hillsborough reign.

The new Wednesday manager described the Owls’ performance as “superb” in their 4-1 demolition of Bury - the club’s biggest victory of the season.

In charge fully for the first time, Jones also made two changes to the side and they paid off.

The recalled Ryan Lowe came in for Chris O’Grady and scored one goal and made two against his former club.

Another ex-Bury player, Mike Jones, was handed a rare start and created one of two goals hit by loan star Michail Antonio, his first for the club.

Gary Madine gave his best display in months as well as notching his 13th of the season.

Jones said: “They (the team) did everything we asked and more.

“We tried to be bit different and it worked. The lads started to enjoy it in the end, popping the ball about.

“There has to be an end to it - I wanted to get five or six; unfortunately we didn’t.

“Bury had some dangerous players but overall we totally dominated.”

Jones revealed that he decided on his line-up after seeing last Saturday’s goalless draw at Rochdale.

He seemed to instil more fluency and variety into the team’s play.

The new boss added: “Until you know your players inside out, it’s about putting round pegs in round holes.”

He brought in winger Mike Jones though David Prutton had been playing on the flank. “Prutts is not really a wide fella,” he said.