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KENWYNE Jones is hoping to revive some happy memories when Wednesday visit St Mary's tomorrow.

The Trinidad & Tobago striker scored seven goals in seven starts when he linked up with Paul Sturrock, the man who signed him for Saints, on loan last season to boost Wednesday's promotion push.

Jones also scored his last league goal for Saints way back in August to defeat the Owls 1-0 at Hillsborough.

He said: "I think it's definitely going to be, I don't want to say a scrap, but a big fight.

"Sheffield Wednesday are fighting for their lives and we're fighting to keep ourselves out of trouble. It's going to be a hard game.

"I have always stayed in touch with them knowing that this game was going to come up.

"I've had the odd few text messages saying 'don't worry, we're coming to get you!'

"It's going to be nice seeing them again and playing against them. I hope their fans will give me a good reception, I hope they won't turn against me after I scored against them earlier in the season."

But Jones may have to wait for his chance: he may be coming off ther bench rather than starting, with Grzegorz Rasiak and Peter Madsen possibly starting as the front pair.

Saints are in desperate need of a win and a goal, having not scored in over six hours of league and cup football.

Some fans have demonstrated against chairman Rupert Lowe at the last two home games.

Jones added: "It's going to be pressure on us because we are just eight points off the relegation zone and Sheffield Wednesday are just above.

"We are trying as much as possible to stay away from that."

Jones was at the heart of the strikeforce that ran Newcastle so close last week in the FA Cup and believes the team have taken confidence from that night despite a 1-0 knockout.

"We came together that night really well and we put out our best performances for a very long time," he said.

Saints have been trying to sign a keeper on loan to replace Bartosz Bialkowski, who was carried off in the cup tie and will be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Paul Smith has been pencilled in against the Owls.

Jones' goal at Hillsborough came straight after he netted in a 3-2 away victory against Luton.But his only other goals since those early days of the season was an FA Cup winner at Leicester last month.