Sheffield Wednesday: Jones unhappy over FA fine

The Hillsborough fracas that resulted in Dave Jones being charge
The Hillsborough fracas that resulted in Dave Jones being charge

DAVE Jones is unhappy with the £2,000 fine meted out to him by the FA.

The Owls manager has also had a dig at Charlie Oatway, calling him a “nobody”, after the misconduct charge against the Brighton coach was withdrawn. Jones attended a disciplinary hearing at Wembley to argue his case.

But he received the fine plus a suspended sentence of a one-match touchline ban which will only come into force if he is found guilty on another misconduct charge before the end of next season.

He and Oatway were charged with improper conduct after a touchline flare-up during the Hillsborough game against Brighton on February 2, with Jones alleged to have pushed the Seagulls coach.

Disappointed with the fine, Jones told The Star: “I don’t agree with what they’ve done. I accept it and move on.”

Asked for his reaction to no action being taking against Oatway, the Owls chief said: “They can’t charge a nobody.”

The FA say that the disciplinary committee “approved the FA’s proposal to withdraw the charge for Brighton’s first team coach Charlie Oatway in relation to the incident.”

Jones has given his blessing to Paul Corry’s month long loan to Tranmere. “He’s at a good club, with a good manager and staff, and getting some games out on loan will help him to learn his trade,” said Jones, who regards him as an Owls player of the future.

Corry came off the bench in the second half against Shrewsbury last night. Fellow Owls loan player Liam Palmer was sent off. On loan Blades striker Chris Porter opened the scoring for the Shrews as the visitors won 2-0.

Jones refused to comment on Doncaster’s attempt to sign striker Gary Madine on loan.