Never-say-die Owls have warrior spirit

Heads up: Jose Semedo, left, is the heart and soul of Wednesday's team reckons Lee Bullen

Heads up: Jose Semedo, left, is the heart and soul of Wednesday's team reckons Lee Bullen

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WINNING ugly is an art.

Trailing 1-0 at Tranmere Rovers, promotion-chasing Sheffield Wednesday fought back to secure three points on Saturday despite not producing free-flowing, champagne football. It is the second time in League One when Gary Megson’s men have come-from-behind to win; they also defeated Notts County by the same scoreline in August.

Lee Bullen

Lee Bullen

Ex-Owls defender and captain Lee Bullen, who is now working as a scout at Watford, told The Star: “Gary [Megson] has done a fantastic job and you can tell confidence is very high at the moment.

“The pleasing aspect is Wednesday are doing the dirty side of the game well. They are digging out results when not playing at their best and that is a sign of a good team and good team spirit.

“It was a great result for them at Tranmere because it is not an easy place to go, especially when people are questioning you about your away form. They showed a lot of character after going a goal behind and I don’t think there are many teams who are going to win at Tranmere this year.

“Gary has built a squad of warriors with some of the results they have produced. Everyone wants to win playing good, attractive football but if you are not going to play the Barcelona way then you’ve got to be able to grind out results.”

Bullen reckons Jose Semedo typifies they work ethic and togetherness Megson has installed into the group.

“Jose been getting rave reviews,” said the Scot. “He is the rock at the heart of the team.He has got great energy and keeps things nice and simple.”