Sheffield Wednesday: Owls spurred by controversy

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Stuart Gray will spotlight the “scars” of a controversial defeat at Watford to spur his players for a victory bid at Vicarage Road tomorrow.

The Owls lost 2-1 there last season but were leading when they should have had a second goal or a penalty: a header by Lewis Buxton hit the arm of Nyron Nosworthy and the ball crossed the line.

Caretaker boss Gray said: “I’m still scarred from it, we all are. with the amount of chances we created, and the goal that wasn’t given when the ball had crossed the line; that would have made it 2-0 just before half time. We conceded two sloppy goals , which was disapppointing..

“I came away from Watford with a sour taste, thinking we should have got something from the game - that’s what I’ll be reminding the players about on Saturday.

“There’s nothing to fear, If we put in the same amount of effort and commitment that we put in last time we played there, we’ll have every chance of winning the game. There are going to be spaces for us to exploit. But we have to be a bit more clinical

“They’re not on the best of runs. We’re performing pretty well. I’ll plan and organise the team to go for the win.”