More woe for Jones as Owls crash again at S6

Wednesday showed a worrying lack of energy, knowhow and teamwork as we slumped to a fourth defeat on the trot in a 2-1 home reverse to Bolton.

Ross Barkley’s penalty on 62 minutes, after Anthony Gardner was fouled, brought us level at 1-1. However, Bolton regained the lead three minutes later when Davies exposed our fragile defence to finish in style and we then rarely looked like getting back into the game.

Bolton had taken a deserved lead just before half time when the unmarked Alonso headed home.

Michail Antonio posed a first-half threat down the right but, that aside, the visitors looked comfortable at the back.

Dave Jones brought on subs Jermaine Johnson and Chris O’Grady to try to salvage a point – the latter much to the delight of the 26,500 crowd as he replaced the ineffective Jay Bothroyd.

The starting line-up also contained nine of Jones’ signings and, with Wednesday now slipping to 20th place, the manager faces the first major test of his managerial career at S6.