Jones: I won’t walk away from Hillsborough hotseat

Dave Jones says he won’t walk away from the manager’s job at Hillsborough and has called on his players to stand up and be counted after another miserable afternoon at S6.

Defeat at home to Huddersfield leaves Wednesday firmly entrenched in the relegation places and we now face a daunting upcoming fixture list which sees us facing promotion hopefuls Blackpool, Forest, Leicester and Watford in the next four matches.

Jones said: “This season it’s hard, but I’m not going to give up and walk away.

“I’m made of stronger stuff and I need the players to understand that so they can fight and scrap their way out of it.

“If you keep changing people, you’ve got to ask why? It’s still going to be the same players and the same stadium.”

He talked about players being nervous in front of the home crowd, saying: “Maybe there’s a fear factor playing here for the players. Maybe some of them can’t handle it – we’ll find out over the season.”

Jones said the players need to take responsibility on the pitch, along with him and his coaching staff off the field, and added:  “What we need is the players to dig in, stand up and be counted.”

Connor Wickham hit an injury-time free kick for Wednesday against Huddersfield but the visitors ran out worthy winners with a goal in each half from Martin Paterson and Adam Clayton.