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DAVE Jones, the Sheffield Wednesday manager, is fed up of his team playing well and losing.

With the Owls taking on bottom of the Championship side Ipswich Town at Portman Road today, Jones says he’d take any sort of victory to get Wednesday winning again.

He said: “We do believe it will turn because we can’t doing what we’re doing and not hit the back of the net.

“Sometimes I feel we’d rather play absolutely rubbish and sneak a 1-0 win.

“That’s what teams seem to have done against us.

“The next two games are very important because they’re against teams around us. A couple of wins and we’re back in the middle of the pack.”

While spirit and confidence remain high within the Owls squad, there is also a sense of frustration that improving performances haven’t led to points on the league table.

Jones says the team has logged nearly 80 entries into the opposition’s penalty area over the last two matches against Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers with just one goal - Jay Bothroyd’s header from a Michail Antonio long throw - as a reward.

“We’re dominating without winning, and that’s basically because we’re not sticking the ball in the back of the net when we’re getting the opportunities.

“We’ve been working on that this week - trying to give them the feeling of hearing the back of the net rippling.

“It’s frustrating because if you’re not playing well or there’s no cohesion in the team then you can understand it, but we get to that final bit and that’s the piece of the jigsaw that we’re trying to fit.

“You have to put the ball in the back of the net. It’s as simple as that.”

Bothroyd and Anthony Gardner both trained yesterday after missing the Blackburn match and should be available to play.

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