Sheffield Wednesday: Owls relish next big test

Owls coach Paul Wilkinson says the team face difficult challenges
Owls coach Paul Wilkinson says the team face difficult challenges
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SHEFFIELD Wednesday’s players have taken heart from their performance at Watford even though they suffered the upset of a controversial defeat.

Now they are relishing the challenge of a clash with another top-six side, Leicester.

“It’s a real test of us as a team and of our character,” said coach Paul Wilkinson. “We had a good run; the reverse against Forest was disappointing; we were looking for a reaction (at Watford); I think the boys themselves were looking for one; they got one.

“We didn’t get the result but they know their performance deserved something and I’m sure they’ll be ready to take that to Leicester.”

He feels that the squad have refused to be demoralised by the controversy of being denied a second goal or a penalty at Vicarage Road:

“We do seem to have been on the end of a lot of dubious decisions. There will be probably three or four other teams saying the same.

“Our big thing is that we get over the disappointments and the decisions and we look forward to the next game. and we hope that in every game between now and the end of the season we get the rub of the green.

“Something along the way will happen for us.”

Wilkinson also believes that Wednesday will face consistently high demands as they bid to secure safety over their final 11 games:

“Every team in this league has something to play for, It’s going to be really tough right to the end of the season.

“If we can produce the other night’s performance in the remaining games, I’m sure we’ll be fine.”