SHEFFIELD Wednesday had the perfect start to life under new manager Dave Jones with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Bury at Hillsborough.
In Jones’ first official game in charge of the Owls the new boss brought former Bury winger in for David Prutton and fellow ex-Shakers star Ryan Lowe replaced Chris O’Grady up front.
Lowe was instrumental in the opening goal of the match as his cross was turned in by Michail Antonio after just 10 minutes to give Jones the perfect start.
And Lowe could have made it 2-0 just after the half hour but his shot was saved by Trevor Carson the Bury goalkeeper.
With no changes at half time for Wednesday the chances kept on coming and on 51 minutes Gary Madine broke his recent barren run to double Wednesday’s advantage.
Skipper Rob Jones was involved in the build up as Madine bundled the ball home from close range - his 13th of the season.
And it was 3-0 on 58 minutes as Antonio scored his second of the match. Mike Jones came back to haunt his old team-mates with the pass to set up the on loan Reading winger.
The goals kept on coming with Lowe following his earlier assist with a strike of his own. This time it was Antonio breaking clear and giving Lowe the simple task of slotting home.
The visitors, who came back from 3-0 down against Huddersfield at the weekend, began hopes of a fightback by making it 4-1 through Steven Schumacher on 72 minutes.
Ryan Lowe had enjoyed a fruitful evening and his work was appreciated by all four sides of Hillsborough as he made way for Prutton after 81 minutes.
On 87 minutes O’Grady replaced the impressive Madine and he nearly made an impact straight away but his shot was off target.
It was an accomplished display by Wednesday as they wrapped up their biggest win of the season.
OWLS: Bywater, Buxton, Batth, R Jones, Bennett, Antonio, Semedo, Lines, M Jones, Lowe, Madine. Subs: Jameson,
Prutton, O’Grady, Morrison, Llera.
BURY: Carson, Picken, Hughes, Eastham, Skarz, Worrall, Schumacher, Sweeney, Amoo, Bishop, Elford-Alliyu. Subs:
Branagan, Grella, Sodje, Jones, Harrop.
Referee: Mick Russell (Herts)