Coach Terry Joins Owls

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones (right) and his assistant Terry Burton stand dejected during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 17, 2008. Portsmouth have won the FA Cup, beating Cardiff 1-0 in the final at Wembley with a first-half goal from Kanu. See PA Story SOCCER Final. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
Cardiff City manager Dave Jones (right) and his assistant Terry Burton stand dejected during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 17, 2008. Portsmouth have won the FA Cup, beating Cardiff 1-0 in the final at Wembley with a first-half goal from Kanu. See PA Story SOCCER Final. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
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DAVE Jones has added his former right-hand man at Cardiff, Terry Burton, to the Owls backroom staff.

The 59-year-old has left as West Brom first-team coach to rejoin the new Wednesday boss.

Chris Evans, who was Gary Megson’s assistant and caretaker manager, and coach Neil Thompson remain at Hillsborough.

Burton, who played for an FA Youth Cup-winning side at Arsenal, coached and managed Wimbledon and has been assistant boss of Watford as well as Cardiff.

He left Cardiff after Jones’s exit last year. He joined West Brom in December after coach Michael Appleton quit to manage Portsmouth and was due to serve under Roy Hodgson for the rest of the season.

Meanwhile Owls captain Rob Jones has been reflecting on an eventful time.

“It was a strange week, full of all sorts of emotions,” he said. “It came on the back of a derby where emotions are on such a high, then you find out you no longer have a manager. I have a lot of time for Gary Megson; he made me captain; he brought me to the club; I owe him a lot. We have to get on with it. We have a new manager. We met him on Friday and I spoke to him after the game.

“It seems like it’s exciting times for Wednesday. We are footballers. We get paid to train and play and that’s what we have to do.

“We’re disappointed we have lost our manager. But we have a new one now. We’ve got 12 games to go and we have to work as hard as possible to fulfil our aim.”

Jones watched Saturday’s game from the stand. The captain said: “He’s told us what he expects of us. He’s delighted to be here. He has inherited a very good group of players who give everything they can for the club.

“We all have to knuckle down and hopefully we’ll get to where we want to be.”

The captain felt that the performance on Saturday was worth more than a draw, and a win would have been especially ideal as Huddersfield drew and United lost.