A defiant Dave Jones says he believes he is still the man to lead Wednesday away from the relegation zone, despite yet another defeat at Blackpool today.
The 2-0 reverse at Bloomfield Road, coupled with Yeovil’s 3-0 win at Watford, drops us to joint bottom of the table, along with a Barnsley side who reacted to their own 3-0 home defeat by sacking manager David Flitcroft.
More worringly, there is now a six-point gap between Wednesday and the safety spot that is fourth from bottom – and with two home games against table toppers Leicester and promotion-chasing Forest in the coming week, an immediate revival is not looking likely.
Many Wednesday fans in our 1700 following were chanting for Jones to go long before the end of the Blackpool game but the manager had other thoughts after the match.
Jones said he understood the frustration of the supporters but when asked if he thought he could get us out of trouble he said: “Of course I can. We need time and patience … we need the team to dig in and be brave.”
Talking about the possibility of getting the sack, he said: “I speak to the chairman every single day and you’ll have to ask him if he’s going to get rid of me. I don’t know the lottery numbers and I don’t know what my future will be either.
“This club has had 12 or 13 managers in recent years but sacking managers isn’t the way forward.
“We’re all fighting for our jobs but players have to start putting chances in the back of the net.
“We were probably the better team until the second goal. But we let players run off the back of us, we didn’t track the runners and they got a second and it was game over.”