Last Updated: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:54
Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones admitted this season has been one of the most difficult in his managerial career.
The former Stockport, Southampton, Wolves and Cardiff boss, 56, who has spent 18 years in management, steered the Owls to promotion last season and the club need to win one of their remaining two games to guarantee another campaign in the npower Championship.
Ipswich, in 14th place, are still not mathematically safe from relegation, with the Championship this season widely accepted as one of the tightest on record.
"It's been a long season, probably one of the hardest I've done for a long, long time because of the circumstances," Jones said.
"We'll take the satisfaction when it's done and dusted. We haven't got any of that at the moment because everybody is still working hard.
"It has been my hardest for many years. It will be nice if we can be safe and then I can take the satisfaction. That will probably last for 30 seconds and then it'll be time to build again."
Jones said he had always expected the Owls to find it difficult in the second tier this season.
He added: "The first year, unless we were going to throw loads of money at it, it's always a process of stabilising and then growing from there.
"But you can't grow if there is no stability and I felt when I first arrived there was no stability here, it was a little bit wishy-washy and we're trying to put that right.
"I enjoy building. At all the clubs I have been before I feel I have left a legacy that was far better than when I arrived and that's what I want to do here."
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