Sheffield Wednesday: Dave Jones does not fear relegation

Dave Jones

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones is confident his side can avoid relegation from the Championship on Saturday.

The Owls are one point above 22nd-placed Barnsley and host Middlesbrough.

"It will be a fantastic achievement if we stay up. It'll be just as good a feeling as when we went up last year," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"We're not even thinking about the impact of relegation. We're doing what we've done all season which is think positively."

He added: "Other clubs are relying on others, we've just go to rely on ourselves and that's the most important thing.

"We've said all along that it will go to the last game but it's in our hands. Everyone's worked so hard and we're not going to throw it away."

Wednesday are winless in four matches and have scored twice in that time. They face a Boro side who have been on a disastrous run of form, that has seen them pick up just 12 points in 20 games since the turn of the year to slip away from promotion contention.

Despite Tony Mowbray's side now being unable to go up or down, Jones believes it is incorrect to say they have nothing to play for.

"I've never understood that one," he said.

"The players are playing for contracts and a league position. I've never been involved in a team that's gone out and thought 'we'll just get through this game'.

"You've got to ask Tony what's happened to their season but they've still got good players."

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