Milan urged to focus on his backers

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DAVE Jones has told Milan Mandaric to think about the good things he has done for Wednesday and the fans who are behind him rather than dwell on criticism he has received from some quarters for sacking Gary Megson.

“I know he’s getting a bit of flack at the moment,” said Jones. “That’s football. From my talks with him, I think the fans should be very proud because he’s come in and turned the club around.

“I’ve been here many times, when Studge (Paul Sturrock), Lawsy (Brian Laws) and Alan Irvine were here, and they were really struggling. The chairman has turned things around, It’s a fantatic club and if he can get it to where he wants, it will be a fantastic achievement.

“You only have to look back 12 months to see how far the club has come already.”

Jones added that usually critics are in a minority. “That’s what I said to the chairman: he’s got to remember all the good things he’s done here and all the fans who are right behind him.

“Emotions are always high with supporters; that’s what it’s all about. I can promise them all we’re trying to do is to deliver what they expect.

“The game is very fickle at times. If you hadn’t won the game against your arch rivals, would the mood have been different?”

He managed Wolves against Micky Adams’ Leicester: “We were 3-0 down and I got booed off at half time. I won the game 4-3 and got carried off; Micky got slaughtered.

“It just shows how fine the line is in the management, chairmanship, player world; it’s run on emotions; that’s the beauty of the game.”