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Owls Capture Iron's Jones On Loan

Wednesday have completed their second loan capture in as many days with Scunthorpe United defender Rob Jones signing until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old also arrives on an 'emergency loan', as Wolves centre-back Danny Batth did yesterday.

He'll go straight into the squad that makes the tough trip to Southampton on Saturday.

The former Grimsby Town and Hibernian man has played 16 times for the Iron this season but hasn't featured since the 5-1 home thrashing against Everton in the FA Cup in early January.

Jones impressed while making 121 appearances for Hibs.

He captained the Easter Road side to their first silverware in 16 years when they lifted the Scottish League Cup in 2007.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 17 2011

Time: 11:09AM

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now he looks more like the experienced rough looking centre back we need. a little late in the day but hopefully will impress looking towards next season.
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17/03/2011 11:15:00

Well we've run out of perminations for Megson to try and this makes sense to me with the injuries we are now facing in addition! Listening to Milan on the BBC website he's looking at footing a 7 million pound personal loss being we've not made it to promotion this season... Watched the goals again aswell while on was on the BBC website and they were even worse than I remember. MM has to protect his investiment... lets hope that these two can show the players we've got the concept of defending. WTID
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17/03/2011 11:19:00

On the flipside thse two signings show either a lack of confidence in Megson that he can do what is required with what we have or MM's lack of faith that Megson can do what is required. Megson did say "I wont bring loan players in! I want to look at what we have!" only a week or so ago. This is rapid turn-a-round and wiffs slightly of desperation. Then again if we don't turn our form on it's head we are going to be in a desperate situation. UTO
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17/03/2011 11:22:00

Not convinced, he was the clown who knocked himself out on the goalpost against us last season. Very much another Darren Purse turns up occasionally can do something great but then 3 games after just doesn't even turn up!
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17/03/2011 11:23:00

always looked gd when he played againest us give the lad a chance cant be any worse than what we have
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17/03/2011 11:30:00

one day someone may actually praise something relating to Sheff Wed. I know this season has been atrocious beyond words but we've all been saying get some defenders in on loan ASAP and now it's been done some people are still knocking the moves... good business in my eyes and it shows that Megson (who I'm not a huge admirer of) is working on improving the right areas. now let's keep out fingers crossed these guys help us stave off relegation.
Carbone's Padawan
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17/03/2011 12:12:00

*keep our fingers crossed - sorry
Carbone's Padawan
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17/03/2011 12:13:00

Fingers are crossed and I'm fully behind the Loan signings... wish Megson hadn't ruled out doing something like this that's all!! I really wish that MM had given Megson the chance to sign players instead of Irvine but then that boat has sailed. Really want to see how they perform on Saturday as I'm guessing they'll both go into the starting 11. Hoping for a good performance would love a win but the performance is the all important thing for me. Hopefully Megson will find the mix that works. UTO
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17/03/2011 12:44:00

10goalpayne......What would you give to have Purse back now. It seems to me that he was the glue holding the fragile defence together. There was no wonder he was exposed so many times, when he was covering 3 other players on a regular basis let alone the mental stress that must have caused
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17/03/2011 13:16:00

Casowl... think there's a lot of truth in what you say, sitting where I do in the north stand the number of times I saw Purse covering another woeful Buxton performance or being pulled all over the park due to poor performances infont of him were numerous. (He was made to look worse than he was.) He faced an uphill struggle coming in off the back of Woody's departure. When we were losing games he played in it was the team defending poorly and Purse getting the blame being that he was always on clean up duty. Since his departure the fact that he was taking the flack for a poor team performance became more evident to all his doubters. None of us would have be talking about getting him back or missing him however if the money replacing him had been spent on what we truly needed instead of what we got.
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17/03/2011 13:41:00

I think this guy has the potential to have the effect that guy who came in on loan for us in the championship under Laws from derby I think (whos name I cant remember!) Bit of experience and looks a bit tough! cant be any worse than the lamposts we have at the moment so him and the new guy for me tom!! Perhaps try Reda in centre mid? No! ok then!
Owls That!
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17/03/2011 14:11:00

Very happy with this move...heard v.good things about him for a number of years. Also, he's a giant (6ft 7)
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17/03/2011 14:36:00

does anyone know why hes not in the scunny team at the moment
Radon Barrier
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17/03/2011 16:21:00

United wanted to sign him in Jan.
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17/03/2011 17:39:00

You can't criticise Megson for signing someone who's too young and then follow ut up by criticising this signing. Good experienced centre-half who won't take any prisoners, knows his way around football and a steady head for us. C'mon guys give GM some credit cos' I think this could be a good signing. Keep the faith!
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17/03/2011 21:40:00

You can't criticise Megson for signing someone who's too young and then follow ut up by criticising this signing. Good experienced centre-half who won't take any prisoners, knows his way around football and a steady head for us. C'mon guys give GM some credit cos' I think this could be a good signing. Keep the faith!
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17/03/2011 21:40:00

No matter who he signs some people will always have something to say even before they kick a ball, so sad some Wednesday fans, usually fined its the ones that never go to the games, if you want to have ago, i suggest you go on Scunthorpes vital site and see what some pr1ck has put about us.
ecco owl
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17/03/2011 23:07:00

Im hearing Edgar Davids is on trial at Hillsborough he's 38, well you said you wanted experience.
ecco owl
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18/03/2011 08:45:00

I'll be watching tomorrow to see what happens... I'm hopeful that what we've brought in is what we've been desperately looking for. A blend of youth and experience with what sounds like a vocal and line leading approach. Really hope these guys hit the ground running and can communicate and understands each others game from the get go! Wanted something badly to lift my spirits and this is just what the doctor ordered. In Milan and Megson I trust! WTID
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18/03/2011 09:26:00

Ecco... been on the Scunthorpe article!! Well said! ;o) Not the best bit of journalism I've read (I use the term under advisement)
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18/03/2011 09:34:00

I called for Megson to not hide behind the "I didnt sign any of this lot" cop out, and he hasnt. Took him too long in my eyes but hey, we are where we are. To be honest, whoever plays instead of Reda Johnson, and I am hoping Micheal Morrison has gor to be an improvement. Someone said try Reda Johnson in midfield. I would rather not try him again at all. In Milan we trust, up the Owls
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18/03/2011 09:56:00

There are players I've wondered if we could play as defensive midfielders Reda has never been one of though. With Issaih, Coke or Palmer in the middle with Miller and Heff and Mad's up front I would like to see the new guys in the centre in the back and Jones infront of Spurr and Teale infront of Hinds. WTID
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18/03/2011 11:30:00


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