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Maintain focus

30 August 2012

Owls goalkeeper Chris Kirkland is keen to maintain his positive start to the new term this weekend as Wednesday face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Kirkland, who penned a two-year deal at Hillsborough over the summer, has started life at Wednesday in good style, having helped the Owls gain seven points from nine in the Championship.

But the experienced shot stopper is not getting carried away by the Owls’ impressive start and is taking each game as it comes.

He said: “We’ve managed to have a good start but we are not getting carried away because we are in an extremely tough league.

“We’re taking each game as it comes and the next one is Palace away which will be a difficult one. But if we carry on doing the things we have been doing, it will give us half a chance.

“Crystal Palace have had a tough start and they will be desperate for a win. Some will say this is a good time to play them, but is it? We have to make sure we prepare properly and go down there and play well.”

On a personal note, the ex-Liverpool custodian is happy to be back involved playing first team football and has so far enjoyed every minute of the action this season.

He continued: “To be playing again is fantastic and to be at such a big club is great. I didn’t realise just how big the fanbase was – the fans are superb and the song they sing before kick-off at home games is unbelievable and you have to stand and admire it.

“We want the fans to realise it gives us a massive lift going into games.

“We’ve had a good start but the manager won’t let us get carried away. Results can swing around very quickly and we don’t want that to happen so we‘ll take each game as it comes.”

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