Mandaric: Jones needs time to get it right

Milan Mandaric has given his support to Dave Jones after Wednesday’s sorry start to the season.

As the Owls prepare to face local rivals Doncaster at Hillsborough on Saturday – still seeking our first win of the season – chairman Mandaric has told the Sheffield Star: “I know when things are going wrong people look at the manager. I do think Dave needs the time. He needs to sort out the players. We have to give him support.

“I don’t like to change a lot. I like stability and to work things out.”

Mandaric and Jones had a lengthy meeting yestersday to talk about possible new signings and Mandaric has confirmed that we will be looking to bring in one or two new strikers … either during this week or next.

He added: “We appreciate the fans’ support. We also have to be patient. It hurt me big time when I saw those loyal supporters at Birmingham and we couldn’t deliver.

“I firmly believe we have good players. I ask them to be brave and turn things around. I am confident they will – they all know how important it is to the supporters.”

One striker who won’t be joining Wednesday – in the near future at least – is long-time target Billy Sharp. He has today signed a loan deal with Reading, and his former manager Nigel Adkins, which keeps him there until January.