SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: More to come: Dave Jones

Head over heels: Rodri celebrates in spectacular style after scoring on his Wednesday debut last night.            picture: steve ellis
Head over heels: Rodri celebrates in spectacular style after scoring on his Wednesday debut last night. picture: steve ellis
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DAVE Jones believes there is even more to come from his team and new striker Rodri after the Owls made it a four-point haul from their first two Championship matches with a 3-2 victory against Birmingham.

Rodri made a fine debut and became an instant hit with the Hillsborough crowd by hitting the second goal and showing signs of his class on his first outing last night.

Jones, now unbeaten in 15 games as Wednesday manager, described his squad as a work in progress.

He said: “We were excellent in the first half. The second half was more of a fight. We had to scrap it out.

“I’m pleased with the result and the way we went about it.

“There are parts of our game we’re still working at - that’s what you get when you bring a lot players together in a short space of time.”

Rodri went off in the 61st minute.

“He cramped up,” said Jones, who revealed he was pleased with the on-loan Barcelona forward’s debut.

“You could see what he’s got, something that you’re always trying to teach people, certainly forwards and midfield players - when you receive the ball, your next step has to be forward.

“He always seems to find that space. When we get him fitter and he knows and he adapts then hopefully we’ll see more of him as well.

“If he gets better than he showed tonight, I think everybody will be really pleased.”

Reda Johnson netted the first goal and Jermaine Johnson got the third as Wednesday built on their 2-2 draw at Derby on Saturday.

Jones added: “We’re a work in progress; it’s always nice to come away with a win. no matter how you do it.

“I thought that in the first half we should have been more than 2-0 up.”