Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Dons Gone For A Burton

Dons Gone For A Burton

There may have been no return for Francis Jeffers, but experienced Owls striker Deon Burton fired in a brace as Wednesday continued their impressive pre-season at Stadium MK.

Wingmen Etienne Esajas and Jermaine Johnson also found the back of the net as a strong Wednesday side put League One new boys MK Dons to the sword with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday night.

Francis Jeffers was expected to make his long awaited return from injury, but the former Arsenal and Everton man wasn't included in the squad, but could be ready for the weekend clash at Bury.

But the Owls had to come from behind to bag their win, with the hosts getting off to a fine start and finding the back of the net through Florian Sturm.

Dons' new boss Roberto Di Matteo may still be learning about life as a manager in England and he was taught a lesson, albeit in a friendly clash, as Esajas quickly levelled the scored on 12 minutes.

The Dutch wingman didn't feature as much as he may have liked in the blue and white last season, but could prove to be a gem for the Owls this coming season.

Akpo Sodje also continued his return from injury, and his pairing with Burton will give Laws plenty of food for thought as the former Port Vale man put Burton in for his first of the night to give the Owls the lead.

And it was the same duo who made it 3-1, Sodje opting to pass to Burton rather than shoot himself, while substitute Jermaine Johnson went on a trademark run and finished well to put the result beyond doubt.

The performance will have given the Owls boss plenty of food for thought, while the appearances of Liam McMenamin and Rocky Lekaj may also show that Laws could well be looking towards youth this term.

Owls: Grant, Beevers, Wood (c), Spurr, Hinds, Watson, O'Connor, McAllister, Esajas, Burton, Sodje
Subs: Tudgay, Boden, Gilbert, Lekaj, McMenamin, O'Donnell, Clarke, Johnson

Mk Dons: Abbey, Stirling, Regan, Lewington, O'Hanlon, Navarro, Leven, Sturm, Johnson, Baldock, Wilbraham
Subs: Howell, Fox, King, Chicksen, Dobson, Sari, Wright




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday July 22 2008
Time: 10:05PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
another good win and good to see Sodje back and linking up well with Burton and its also good to see the competition for places keep up the good work lawsy, wilcox and mcAuley
WhoNeedsKaka
22/07/2008 22:13:00
0
Great to see goals going in, we realise that they're league one but look what happened at Port Vale last season. I just feel that things might be a little different this time.
robc
22/07/2008 22:31:00
0
sounds like it was a good work out and we are scoring too . hope the goals dont dry up
mick66owl
22/07/2008 23:11:00
0
what a start,keep this going till start of season,who knows we might win first 6 games this time,come on you owls!
ecco owl
22/07/2008 23:20:00
0
Call me cynical but we conceded an early goal again. Hope its just pre season rust. Other than that were looking good. Cant wait for the season to start now.
TarnOwl
22/07/2008 23:27:00
0
I still want franny to get some minutes on the pitch soon! he needs some pre season match fitness, wonder if he might make chesterfield on thursday
BIG TONY
22/07/2008 23:33:00
0
bt play chesterfield next tuesday according to official site
mick66owl
22/07/2008 23:41:00
0
Laws will definitely be "looking towards youth" cos they'll be the back-up players this time around. A good workout once again though.
Auckland Owl
22/07/2008 23:42:00
0
having a pretty good pre-season at the moment lads. stadium mk isnt an easy place to go to especially last season. all in all a good result. any of you going to the game at stocksbridge tommorrow night? apparantely wendy are sending a full first team. also would be good to get some feedback from the hendo signing 2m is alot of doller (in real terms 400k though)
bladesforlife1889
23/07/2008 02:13:00
0
Doubt we'll be sending a full first team, since our OS says Laws and his men will "move on to the next chapter of pre-season at Gigg Lane on Saturday".
Auckland Owl
23/07/2008 05:17:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Comments From Owls Boss Carlos Ahead of Brighton Clash

Owls boss Carlos doesn't agree with Albion being on a revenge mission at S6

Comments From Carlos Carvalhal On The Owls September

Owls Boss Carlos on September (so far)

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16)

The Football League, or as it wants to be known now, the EFL, have compiled the statistics with the vast majority of clubs now ten games into the new 2016/17 season.

Match Officials For Wednesday Vs Brighton (October 1st)

Info on the man in the middle for the Owls Vs Brighton

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Greg Pursehouse
no email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Outcome of Wednesday Vs Brighton?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Wednesday Win73%
Draw18%
Albion Win9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 16 2016 12:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 19 2016 7:45PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship