Sheffield Wednesday: Owls can’t wait to get away to Fulham

Sheffield Wednesday's David Jones, right, is looking forward to an away trip to Fulham on Saturday
Sheffield Wednesday's David Jones, right, is looking forward to an away trip to Fulham on Saturday
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Sheffield Wednesday midfielder David Jones says he and his team mates are relishing the next two games on the road as the Owls look to get their season back on track.

Two defeats in a row and a particularly poor performance at Hillsborough against Ipswich Town before the international break has seen something of a cloud hover over S6 of late.

However, Jones says the Owls players are looking forward to getting away from Hillsborough for a couple of weeks and are relishing taking on Fulham and Wolves in their next two games.

Fulham are in good form and have registered some eye-catching results, not least a 5-0 hammering of one-time Championship leaders Huddersfield Town.

Former Burnley man Jones, though, insists that Cravan Cottage, not any other venue on the division, holds no feat for Wednesday.

“It will be a tough game (against Fulham) but we are more than capable of getting a result anywhere in the Championship,” said the midfielder, who has been one of the more consistent players in Carlos Carvalhal’s side in the six weeks.

There was the rare sound of booing at Hillsborough following that defeat to Mick McCarthy’s side almost two weeks ago, with fans clearly frustrated by the performance of their team.

Jones understands the frustrations buts says that everyone associated with the club, the players in particular, must maintain their positivity.

“It’s vital we stick together. We have got a good team spirit and we will be full of energy and ready for the next game,” he said.

Such is the congested nature of the Championship table, Wednesday could feasibly jump from 10th and go joint level on points with the sixth-placed side with a victory over the Cottagers on Saturday.

In turn, Fulham could open up a gap themselves as they bid to make a claim to be contenders for the play-off places.

Jones isn’t concerning himself with that aspect and is just looking forward to adding another tally in the ‘win’ column this weekend.

“It’s a game we will be up for and looking forward to and we will be wanting to get back to winning ways,” he added. “We have got some good experience in the team and I think we have put in some really good away performances.

“I thought our performance was generally good at Derby. It is just the little details that count for big things at this level of football.

“When we go away, we fancy ourselves anywhere.”