Owls: Sheffield Wednesday defender calls for repeat of cup form

DANIEL Jones believes that the FA Cup demolition of Bristol City has pointed the way ahead for Sheffield Wednesday in League One.

The left-back heads into today's Hillsborough clash with fellow promotion contenders Charlton feeling that the seventh-placed Owls need more of that form to breathe extra life into their campaign.

"We have to start putting some wins together if we're even going to think about pushing for automatic promotion," he told The Star.

"This is a massive game for us. Last week's game did us the world of good. We were the better team in the second half and played how we can.

"Sometimes it's nice to get away from the league and play in the cup. If we can play like that between now and the end of the season, I'm sure we'll be fine."

With the Owls facing a team who are one place and one point above them, manager Alan Irvine said: "I felt we were a bit unfortunate to lose (1-0] at Charlton. This should be another good game."

Charlton have appointed Leicester coach and former Addicks player Chris Powell as manager.

Meanwhile, Paul Aldridge says he is "delighted and privileged" to join the Owls. He will be known officially as vice-chairman, though also taking on the duties of chief executive.

He said: "I got a genuine feel for the club during the due diligence process and really liked what I saw.

"The chairman has big ambitions for this club as we enter into a new era, and those ambitions match my own."

Nathan Modest has joined Darlington on loan for the rest of the season.

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