SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Milan says Owls to hit back

New Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones (right) and Chairman Milan Mandaric during the press conference at Hillsborough, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 2, 2012. Sheffield Wednesday have appointed Dave Jones as their new manager. The npower League One promotion chasers moved for the former Cardiff boss after sacking Gary Megson on Wednesday night. See PA story SOCCER Sheff Wed. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
New Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones (right) and Chairman Milan Mandaric during the press conference at Hillsborough, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 2, 2012. Sheffield Wednesday have appointed Dave Jones as their new manager. The npower League One promotion chasers moved for the former Cardiff boss after sacking Gary Megson on Wednesday night. See PA story SOCCER Sheff Wed. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
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MILAN Mandaric admits the Owls’ lean run is a cause for concern but vows: “We’ll turn things around.”

Mandaric told The Star that it’s been a big step up to the Championship: “You are always concerned when you lose one or two games, never mind as many as we’ve done. Nobody is happy with that; I know our supporters are not. But I’m sure most of them understand we’re working hard to make progress.

“If we have to have a slump, I’d rather we have one now than the end of the season. We have a lot of quality players and with our manager and coaches we have a lot of experience. We’ve got to be patient, keep faith and turn things around. Our manager thinks the same. He is an experienced man and will sort it out.”

Wednesday have had some misfortune, Mandaric accepts. “We have two penalties against us, but when we have two clear ones for us they are not given. The ball crosses the line and nothing is given. I’m not one for making excuses. We need to look at what we do. I’m happy with what is happening, except the results.”

Mandaric will back Dave Jones if the team boss wants to use the loan market again. “But we have a lot of new players already,” he says. “They have not gelled 100 per cent as a team, yet. This couple of weeks (international break) give an opportunity to get things moving. We’ll be ok. There’s plenty of time but you don’t want to put your head in the sand either. We have to work together, eliminate mistakes and get back on track.

“The players are still confident. Everyone can see that other teams are not better than us. We just need to sew things together. We have a good manager.”