SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Dave Jones threatens to wield the axe

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MANAGER Dave Jones is warning that players who have not delivered are in danger of losing their Owls places.

He is pondering changes for tomorrow’s Hillsborough clash with Bolton.

“It’s concentration and awareness that’s costing us; that’s something we have to work on,” he says.

“If people are prepared to do it, then we’ll have a chance. If they’re not then I’ll change it, and I’ll keep changing it until the people who’ve got the opportunity stake their claim and do it.

“I left Miguel Llera out because he was costing me too many goals. I can leave other people out. Why? Because they’re costing me goals. I ain’t here to pussyfoot around. They have a job to do. The people who had the opportunity against Huddersfield didn’t do it, so I might have to change it again.”

Jones says that centre-half Anthony Gardner is “not far away” from a comeback after injury. If Lewis Buxton is still out, and with Joe Mattock suspended for one game after his sending-off for two bookings in the 3-1 defeat against Huddersfield, Kieran Lee could be in contention for a debut at right-back.

The Owls face a Bolton side who will be battling to live up to expectations after an undistinguished start following their relegation from the Premier League, which has sparked speculation about the future of manager Owen Coyle.

Jones says: “We’ve got another tough one. I watched them on Tuesday night.

“At the moment both teams are a bit unsettled. It’s going to be a bit nervous. We need everybody to be here. We need everybody to get behind us. Then the players have to stand up and be counted.