Owls must retain home form

Fired up: Rob Jones
Fired up: Rob Jones
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CAPTAIN Rob Jones looks for another resolute display from the Owls against League One leaders MK Dons on Saturday after reflecting on the huge lift given to the players by their first away point of the season.

Jones believes than the Owls more than matched third-placed Charlton and says that the team head into Hillsborough’s big game full of confidence.

“The lads showed tremendous spirit to come back from 1-0 down,” said the centre half. “It’s games like that where you have to show your grit and determination. We did that in the second half. At home we’ve been playing very well; Saturday is another day and we look forward to it. It’s important to get off the mark away from home. It fills you full of confidence.”

Wednesday are looking to extend their 100 per cent home record against MK Dons, who like Charlton are unbeaten.

Jones also admitted that the club would have to analyse what went wrong in their slow start at The Valley.

But he says: “In the second half we were fantastic, we got closer to Charlton, passed the ball better, penetrated better. We could have won, we had so much possession, but after the way we started we were happy with a point.

“Against a top side, we were better than them in the second half and got a good goal.”

The skipper hopes for a swift recovery by new striker Ryan Lowe, who went off with an ankle injury. “Let’s hope he’s not out for a too long,” said Jones. “He’s only just come to the club but he has fitted in extremely well.”

Lowe’s League One Player of the Month nomination stems from his seven-goal haul for Bury in August, which came before his £100,000 pre-deadline move to Hillsborough.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is a Manager of the Month contender because of his team’s record of five wins and a draw, and Dons midfielder Luke Chadwick is a Player of the Month nominee as a regular who has also hit five goals.