Owls: Sheffield Wednesday star Bennett loving Jones’ new style of play

Fresh start: Julian Bennett believes the change suits him.
Fresh start: Julian Bennett believes the change suits him.
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JULIAN Bennett is revelling in a fresh start for him at Hillsborough and believes that Dave Jones has brought a new dimension to the team’s style of play.

The left-back has described the Owls’ style under Gary Megson as “one dimensional” and feels that Jones has injected more variety.

Bennett also thinks that the change in emphasis suits his game.

For long periods he was out of favour under Megson, who signed him last summer, but he has played in all five games since Jones was appointed - his longest run of the season.

The 27-year-old former Forest defender said: “The new gaffer has been fantastic. Instead of us being one-dimensional like we used to be, he’s trying to add more to our game.

“I think that shows. We have scored goals. He’s a top manager. The staff he has brought in have been fantastic as well; the training has been great.

“I think if we continue to listen to the gaffer and implement the way he wants us to play, it looks really good for Sheffield Wednesday.”

Bennett’s resurgence has co-incided with Megson’s preferred left-back Reda Johnson being injured.

Bennett added: “The previous gaffer had different ideas about the way he wanted us to play; maybe different people suited that style. The new new gaffer has come in and we’re playing more football, which I think I’m suited to.

“It’s been good. It shows throughout the team. Everybody has put in good performances. We are more balanced. I think it’s fantastic.

“The gaffer has added to what we’d already got. We’re not as one-dimensional. Instead of us playing so many long balls forward, he wants us to get it down and pass it, and has given us confidence to play.”