SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Owls ‘can build on Burnley game’

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TWO-goal hero Chris O’Grady pondered the performance at Burnley and believes Sheffield Wednesday have put down the foundations for a revival.

The striker admits September was “a nightmare” but feels that a new month has seen a new page turned and he remains optimistic that better times are now ahead.

“I’d just gone off when we went 3-2 down, so it was a bit of despair but we showed character and got straight back in the game so I’m pleased,” said O’Grady.

“Getting back to where you want to go is not always about picking up a big win; it’s about setting the foundation and starting things off. That’s what we’ve done.

“We played well on Saturday (at Wolves) but didn’t quite get the result. Now we’ve played well and got a result.

“This Saturday, we’ll be wanting to build again and go again.

“It’s been a tough time; it was a nightmare September. But it’s a new day, a new month and we’ve started with a result.

“Hopefully we can put September firmly behind us but look back at the end of the season and say ‘that was a nightmare month but we got through it.”

The Owls now have Hull (on Saturday) and Leeds (on October 19) at home either side of the international break: “We’ll want to go into the break with a (good) result and some confidence then give it a really good go against Leeds,” he said.

“I’ve been itching to get on the pitch and give everything. It was a similar sort of situation towards the end of last season when we had a bit of a bad run. When things like that happen, I just want to give all I can to help the manager and the team. That’s what I’ve done.”