Sheffield Wednesday: Owls issue top-six warning

Owls boss Stuart Gray
Owls boss Stuart Gray
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Don’t write Sheffield Wednesday off yet for the Championship play-offs.

That’s the defiant message from Owls boss Stuart Gray as they prepare to take on Reading at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon.

Wednesday sit in ninth position, nine points adrift of the top-six but Gray, who has agreed to let young full-back Matt Young remain at Carlisle United for the rest of the season, insists they can still feature in the promotion shake-up.

He said: “I feel there is an opportunity this season to have a good go at it (play-offs). We are disappointed we have dropped off the pace a little bit but if we can get some consistency back into the team and new additions then, who knows? Let’s push for the play-offs.

“There are plenty of points to play for. We need to be more consistent and start winning games.”

Gray hopes Wednesday’s prospective new owner Dejphon Chansiri will give him an opportunity to prove his credentials as the Owls aim to end their 15-year exile from the top flight.

He said: “All I can focus on is my job. If I’m not the right person, I’m sure they will tell me. I will carry on doing my job until told different.”

“The owner is very enthusiastic,” added Gray. “He is very keen to do well. He has fallen in love with the club.”