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Kenwyne's good luck charm

Kenwyne Jones maintained his record of scoring in every game he has played against Sheffield Wednesday - but he insisted the points were far more important.

The Trinidad and Tobago striker has now notched five goals in four meetings with the Owls since his hugely successful loan spell at Hillsborough.

He became an instant hero there for giving them the momentum to go on to win promotion to the Coca-Cola Championship but now he is in danger of alienating the fans who still give him a warm welcome.

The big frontman fired Saints in front after six minutes and then headed the winner on 58 minutes to lift them to within a point of an automatic promotion place.

And it sets up a massive game at home to leaders Derby which looks set to attract close on 30,000 fans. Tickets are on general sale, book online.

Jones said: "Sheffield Wednesday seem to be my good luck charm. I did well on loan there and I have scored every time I have played them.

"But although it feels great to score two goals, the three points were the most important thing because it is so tight near the top.

"There is no room for error now and we have to try and win every game if we are to get promoted. I believe we have a very strong chance but we cannot slip up.

"We have played every other team and I don't think we have anything to fear from any of them although they will make it hard.
"Derby is a very big game but you can say that about every game to the end of the season. We have 16 left to play and need to try and win them all to make certain."

Jones got a standing ovation as he went off with an abductor strain at the top of a thigh. With so little time to recover, he is classed as a doubt for Saturday.

However the striker pledged to play if at all possible, looking to maintain his momentum and to hold off competition from new Polish striker Marek Saganowski.

Jones added: "I am sure I will be fit to play and I want to play. It is a huge game for all of us.

"With Marek coming in, we have some very healthy competition for places which will keep us firing on all cylinders and give us cover in case of injuries.

"It is good to have another body in - and to know that Gareth Bale is staying to help us get to the Premiership."