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Away day for Jay after loan spell

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Jay Bothroyd is to return to QPR after a largely unsuccessful three-month loan spell at Hillsborough. Dave Jones confirmed today that the struggling West London club had requested Bothroyd’s return. That will be a relief to many Wednesday fans who became increasingly frustrated by Bothroyd’s languid style of play. His arrival at S6 coincided with […]

Probe launched over ref’s error

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An investigation has been launched after referee Mick Russell booked Wednesday’s Jeremy Helan twice at Huddersfield … but failed to send him off. The Professional Game Match Officials Limited confirmed that Russell seemingly recorded Michail Antonio’s name in error for the first bookable offence and that it is to investigate the referee’s error before deciding […]

Helan escapes in ref booking blunder

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Referee Mick Russell admitted after the Huddersfield game that he booked Jeremy Helan twice … but didn’t send him off! Helan was cautioned early on for what the ref adjudged to be a dive as the youngster burst between two Huddersfield defenders in a threat on goal. It looked a harsh decision from the other end of […]

We should have won says boss

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Dave Jones echoed the sentiments of  the 4,000 Wednesday fans at Huddersfield earlier today … we’re disappointed not to have won but would have settled for four points from two away games before we set out for Bolton on Boxing Day morning. Reacting to the goalless draw in West Yorkshire, Jones said: “It’s always nice to […]

Yes Dave, we deserved all three points

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Dave Jones was right to feel disappointed that Wednesday failed to make it two Christmas wins out of two after the goalless draw at Huddersfield. Much of the after-match talk was about the referee failing to send off Jeremy Helan after booking him twice in the first half. However, from a Wednesday perspective the main […]

Owls v Huddersfield

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Owls versus Huddersfield: Kirkland; Buxton, Llera, Gardner. R Johnson, Lee, Prutton, McCabe, Helan, Antonio, Madine Subs Bywater, Mattock, Taylor, Corry, J Johnson, Sidibe, O’Grady

Semedo and Bothroyd in contention

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Jose Semedo and Jay Bothroyd could both return to the Wednesday squad at Huddersfield tomorrow. Three wins in a row have given hope that Wednesday can climb away from the Championship relegation zone but Dave Jones has hinted he might make changes again for the Yorkshire derby – our third game in a week. Semedo and Bothroyd may […]

Jones: ‘A perfect away performance’

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Dave Jones hailed Wednesday’s victory at the Reebok as a “perfect, counter-attacking away performance”. Jones said it was a good, hard-working display and felt we might have scored more. He said part of the reason for the success was the rotation of the squad … his decision to drop Chris O’Grady and Gary Madine to the bench raising many […]

Mamady heads Owls in right direction

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Mamady Sidibe’s first-half diving header gave Wednesday their third successive victory in a 1-0 win at Bolton today. Sidibe converted Lewis Buxton’s cross in spectacular fashion to ensure our success, taking us two points clear of the relegation zone and bringing the five clubs above us into closer contention. Dave Jones’ decision to bring in Sidibe and […]

O’Grady and Madine drop to bench

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Gary Madine and Chris O’Grady drop to the bench for today’s trip to Bolton. Mamady Sidibe gets a recall as the Owls look to be playing with three central defenders. Kieran Lee also gets a starting place and is expected to play at left back, with Jeremy Helan continuing in midfield. Full line-up: Kirkland, Buxton, Llera, […]