SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Jones urges Owls to keep chasing

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MANAGER Dave Jones has sounded the rallying call as Sheffield Wednesday assess what they must do next to keep up the pressure for second spot in League One.

Jones, a veteran of successful promotion campaigns, knows that Wednesday must win their next two games - at home to Carlisle United on Saturday and then at Brentford a week later.

That would enable them, at the very least, to keep the pressure on Sheffield United.

It could even see the Owls overtake them, if the Blades were to falter.

“We have to go again and we will,” said Jones.

“There is still a way to go and we don’t need lifting; we are in form.

“We are still after second place and know what we’ve got to do. It’s not so long ago people were thinking we were out of it but we’re not - we’re still in there with a chance.”

The need to collect six points from Carlisle and Brentford (both chasing a play-off place) is obvious.

Not to do so would mean the maximum possible would be four points - which is the current gap United who would still be above them on goal difference even if they lost on Saturday at MK Dons.

Six points from two games coupled with a United defeat on Saturday would put the Owls two points in front when United kick off their 5.20pm televised game a week on Saturday against a Stevenage side most likely going for the play-offs.

Julian Bennett, hamstring, Ryan Lowe, groin, and Keith Treacy, illness, were missing from the squad at Colchester.

Next opponents Carlisle are at Stevenage tonight.