Jones: Survival batttle is down to ourselves

Dave Jones says Wednesday don’t want to rely on other clubs slipping up in the remarkable scrap for Championship survival.

With just eight points separating second bottom Peterborough and Derby in 10th, it is still anyone’s guess as to which three teams will eventually drop down into division one in a month’s time.

And when asked if winning our three remaining home games would take Wednesday to safety, Jones said: “We’ve just got to try to win as many of our remaining games as we can. We need to make sure we don’t get dragged into relying on others – that’s what you can’t afford to do.

“We have worked our socks off, since probably the Barnsley game in December and been on a fantastic run. We’re not far off two points a game since then and if we had that from the start of the season then that is promotion.”

He continued: “A lot of people have adjusted to this level and, over the last two or three months a lot of these players have stepped up to the plate – they take a lot of credit for that because it could have quite easily gone the other way.”

Reflecting further on the run-in, Jones added: “Now we’re in a fight with 10 to 12 other clubs to stay up, I think you can go up to 10th spot at this time –   that’s how crazy it is.

“Take nothing for granted, don’t rely on anyone else and do it yourself – that’s what we imprint into the players.

“The lads here are giving everything they’ve got and that’s all our supporters can ask for.”