Jones eyeing promotion No 2 with old pal Lowe

Taste of success: Owls' latest signing, Mike Jones, was in the same team as Ryan Lowe when Bury went up from League Two.
Taste of success: Owls' latest signing, Mike Jones, was in the same team as Ryan Lowe when Bury went up from League Two.
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OWLS new boy Mike Jones is aiming to get back in the old routine with his Hillsborough and former Bury teammate Ryan Lowe.

The two good pals were key men in the Shakers side that came up from League Two.

Jones is hoping that they can relive the promotion experience in League One and is “excited” about joining Wednesday to aid their campaign.

“I want to be playing games, I want us to do well, and promotion is the key,” said the right-winger who challenges for a debut against leaders Charlton today. “It was a great feeling getting promoted with Bury. We came close for two years, and in the third season we finally did it.

“It will be great if we can get that feeling here.”

Jones talked to Lowe - who was an early-season signing from Gigg Lane - before completing his move: “He told me how good it is here.

“I was excited about signing for a massive club.

“It’s good to be reunited with him. Walking in here, it was nice to see a face I know. We played together for about 18 months and used to travel together, at first. We know each other’s game well.”

Lowe was a prolific scorer for Bury and has a total of 12 for this season - seven for the Shakers and five for the Owls.

Jones, with three goals, has been more of a provider and one who can play anywhere across midfield.

“I’m right-footed but I can use my left,” he says. “I can play centrally if need be.

“I like to think I’m pretty versatile; on the right or left.”

But the fact that he is mainly right-sided means he is earmarked for a role on this flank by the Owls.

When asked what he feels his strengths are, he says: “Getting on the ball and making things happen, hopefully, and creating chances, and I hope to pop in a few goals.

“I’m excited to be here; as soon as I knew there was interest from Sheffield Wednesday, I thought ‘get me there’.

“I can’t wait to get on the pitch and show the fans what I’m all about.”

Charlton’s squad is set to include striker Danny Haynes after his signing from Barnsley yesterday for an undisclosed fee.

While the Owls wait for Ben Marshall’s future to be settled, Stoke’s ex-Owls star Glenn Whelan has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract.

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