Dave Jones spoke about another ‘dead game’ after Wednesday’s lifeless 0-0 FA Cup draw with MK Dons at Hillsborough today.
Just days after describing the home defeat by Burnley as a ‘flat performance’, the Owls boss used similar words to talk about the display against division one opposition.
Jones said he could see confidence draining away during the MK match, our third in a row without scoring, and said: “One or two players are a bit wary at the moment, they don’t want to do things wrong and safe is not always the best option.”
Looking for positives, Jones pointed to a clean sheet and that we are still in tomorrow’s fourth round draw. He added: I don’t see the replay as a hindrance to our progress in the league. We want to stay in the competiton as long as we can and we have an opportunity to win the tie for a second time.”
Jones said that Chris Kirkland was missing because of a dead leg but that he would probably have rested him anyway, in favour of Stephen Bywater.