FT: Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 MK Dons - Jones unworried by extra game

Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons face an FA Cup third round replay after a bore draw at Hillsborough.

Neither side could muster a goal in a game played out in front of a low Owls crowd.

Dave Jones made several changes. Jeremy Helan was suspended and goalkeeper Chris Kirkland and Anthony Gardner were rested.

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In came Stephen Bywater, Martin Taylor, and striker Chris Maguire.

Left-back Reda Johnson returned as a substitute after serving a one-match suspension for picking up five yellow cards, along with Jose Semedo after a leg injury.

Darren Potter’s long range free -ick was the closest Dons came to scoring in the first 45 minutes, but it was deflected wide of Bywater’s left-hand post.

At the other end, Mamady Sidibe headed over from Miguel Llera’s free-kick.

Potter then should have nicked a late Dons winner but his effort struck the post with Bywater beaten.

Owls boss Dave Jones said: “It was just frustrating because you want to do well. One or two looked a little bit nervous and took a safety option rather than risking a little bit more.

“Whether there’s a little bit of fear here, I don’t know. Sometimes you want to do too well, then forget and lose a little bit of focus.

“It was a hard-fought game and we’re still in the tie, which is the important thing. If you’re not going to win it, certainly don’t lose it. You’ve still got a chance.

“We’re disappointed but we’ve got another crack at it. As a player, you want to play. I don’t adhere to the suggestion that we could do without another game.”