How Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk was outwitted by his close pal Graeme Jones

It is fair to say Garry Monk and Graeme Jones's friendship goes back a long way.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 10:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 10:45 pm
Owls defender Julian Borner at full stretch. Pic Steve Ellis

“Gary is someone I know well," said Luton boss Jones ahead of their meeting with Monk's Sheffield Wednesday side.

"He was our captain at Swansea when we won promotion from League One to the Championship in 2007-08.

“We have got a brilliant relationship and are two men who are always straight with each other."

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Not that Monk and Jones always saw eye to eye when they shared a changing room.

Jones admitted: "We had one or two problems, fights in the dressing room!

"But we have remained incredibly close friends."

So much so that Monk texted Jones earlier this week to wish Jones and the Hatters well in their battle for Championship survival.

"He is somebody that I respect," said Jones. "He was a leader in our dressing room."

But their friendship was placed on hold at Kenilworth Road on Wednesday evening.

And Jones had the last laugh as the Hatters secured maximum points after James Collins' 24th minute strike following a comedy of errors at the back from the visitors.

It was a lethargic, spineless display from the Owls as they fell to a sixth league defeat in nine matches.

“The bottom line is it’s not good enough," admitted Monk. "We are in a run of eight to nine games and we’ve not managed to turn it around."

Away fans vented their frustration at full-time, aiming chants of 'you're not fit to wear the shirt' at the players.