The victory embrace that said it all for skipper Rob

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BEFORE heading down the tunnel and back to the home dressing room, skipper Rob Jones embraced under pressure manager Gary Megson in front of the Sheffield Wednesday supporters.

Giant defender Jones, a lifelong Owls fan, hugged Megson and lifted him up off his feet following the side’s battling 1-0 win versus arch rivals Sheffield United.

It was a stellar performance from Jones, who headed, cleared and blocked everything to help nullify the threat of talismanic Blades striker Ched Evans. He was instrumental in Wednesday recording a clean sheet.

Lewis Buxton barely put a foot wrong at right-back and supplied an inch perfect cross for Chris O’Grady to head home the winner. The powerful Reda Johnson completes the trio of Wednesday’s players making up the back.

Yet again, Harry Maguire demonstrated exactly why he is being tracked by a host of Premier League clubs. He delivered a faultless display and is paired alongside Jones.

In goal, Andy Warrington gets the nod. He has barely featured under Andy Scott at Rotherham United but he stepped in against Bristol Rovers and was unfortunate not to keep a clean sheet, having made a good stop late on.

On the right wing, Michail Antonio is picked after a debut full of promise while I’ve chosen El Hadji Diouf on the opposite flank. If Doncaster Rovers are to drag themselves out of the Championship relegation zone, much depends on Diouf’s form between now and the end of the campaign.

Simon Gillett grafted hard in the draw with Peterborough United while David Davis caught the eye for Chesterfield.

Neither Richard Cresswell or O’Grady score as many as they should but both put in superb shifts in on Sunday.

Chosen Ones

Andy Warrington (Millers)

Lewis Buxton (Owls)

Rob Jones (Owls)

Harry Maguire (Blades)

Reda Johnson (Owls)

Michail Antonio (Owls)

Simon Gillett (Rovers)

David Davis (Spireites)

El Hadji Diouf (Rovers)

Richard Cresswell (Blades)

Chris O’Grady (Owls)