Sheffield Wednesday: Owls defender targets home boost

Hard task: Martin Taylor wants to play but accepts that Anthony Gardner and Miguel Llera have done well
Hard task: Martin Taylor wants to play but accepts that Anthony Gardner and Miguel Llera have done well
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MARTIN Taylor believes that the next challenge for Sheffield Wednesday is to carry their away Championship form into home games.

The Owls’ victory at Hull took their tally to three wins and a draw from their last four league trips.

But at home in the Championship they have won only one of the last five matches and lost four.

The deputy captain admits ahead of Saturday’s Hillsborough clash with Wolves: “It takes pressure off you when you can put a run together at home.

“Away (in the league), it has gone incredibly well for us; we have done to teams what they like to do to us at Hillsborough.

“We need to be positive, get players forward, and keep it tight from the kick-off at the back.

“Wolves will come here knowing our away form. They’ll be wary of our strengths. Hopefully we can do well.”

Taylor played once again in the FA Cup against MK Dons because skipper Anthony Gardner was rested but he knows that it will hard to dislodge Gardner or Miguel Llera from the centre-back partnership that has figured in league games.

“I came after being a regular in the Championship and I came to play every game; obviously it hasn’t worked out like that,” he said.

“Nobody let themselves down, by any means, against MK Dons; nobody really pushed themselves forward to get into a form team in the league.

“We didn’t completely do ourselves justice. I want to play, but Miguel and Gards have done well. All I can do is train well and do as much as I can when I get a chance.”