GARY Megson last night hailed his Sheffield Wednesday team’s away first point of the season and looked forward to the day when he can field his strongest possible side.
But he also revealed that Nicky Weaver faces a long lay-off with a knee injury after missing last night’s draw against his old club Charlton.
Megson confirmed that Ryan Lowe, who made his debut as a sub, went off with ankle damage and Julian Bennett missed out owing to a hamstring strain.
It is hoped that Lowe and Bennett will be back swiftly as Megson aims to build on the foundation of a 10-point haul from the first six games.
Clinton Morrison saved a point after going on for Lowe early in the second half.
Megson explained that he started with a 4-5-1 formation and with Lowe on the bench in an effort to tighten up after four away defeats.
He said: “It was workmanlike from us. Clinton did what he has made a career out of doing. Our approach away has been too open.
“Their goal was a good strike but from our point of view it was a ridiculous one to give away.
“In the first half it was too slow. In the second it was much better, more competitive.
““Weaver will be out for a long time, we think.
“We have been without without what I would consider to be our first-choice team since the start of the season.
“Hopefully we can hang in and around there, and once can get our players back we can become even better.”