SHEFFIELD Wednesday boss Dave Jones, who is still anxiously waiting to find out whether the Football Association will charge him over the touchline scuffle against Brighton, has praised Michail Antonio.
Winger turned striker Antonio has scored two goals in his last five outings, taking his tally to the season to seven in the Championship.
While Jones is a big admirer of Antonio’s attributes, he has complained at times this season about the 22-year-old’s decision making in the final third.
But Antonio starred at Hillsborough on Saturday, making Leroy Lita’s opener before wrapping up the Owls second win on the trot in league by netting the third.
Jones said: “It was a great ball in for the first goal with the left foot. That’s what you’re hoping for.”
In the second half of the Brighton encounter, Jones clashed with the visitors first-team coach Charlie Oatway on the touchline following Danny Pugh’s foul on Inigo Calderon. Pugh, on loan from Leeds United, was booked, when Brighton felt he should have been sent off, but people from both technical areas confronted each other, resulting in referee Simon Hooper sending Jones and Oatway to the stands.
It remains to be seen what Hooper has included in his report but The Star understands the FA are investigating the bust-up and Jones, if charged, could be given a touchline ban.
Jones played down the flashpoint, describing the incident as just “handbags”.