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Battle to the end

17 April 2013


With three games to go and three points clear of danger, Steve Howard believes Wednesday have more than enough quality to steer clear of relegation trouble.

Wednesday posted what could prove a vital point away at Blackpool on Tuesday and edged closer to Championship safety in difficult conditions at Bloomfield Road.

The striker insists his loan club must continue to show the same battling qualities demonstrated against the Seasiders for the rest of the campaign to secure second tier status.

He told Wednesday Player: “When you go to places like Blackpool, you know you’re going to be in a battle but I thought we did really well.

“We had some good chances, it didn’t quite fall for us but we were pleased with the draw and clean sheet, especially given the conditions of the pitch.”


Next-up for Wednesday is a tricky encounter against Ipswich at Hillsborough – the penultimate home clash of the season.

Like many in the division, the Tractor Boys have proved somewhat unpredictable this term, although are in the middle of a productive spell with four wins from six games.

A 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday moved Mick McCarthy’s men up to 13th in the Championship – two points above the Owls - and the game on Saturday is one the Hartlepool loanee is looking forward to.

He added: “There are three games left and we’ve just got to go until the end and see where we can get to and then we’ll take it from there.

“It’s so tight and everybody is beating everybody but with the form we’ve been in of late, and with the crowd fully behind us, I’m sure we’ll be ok.

“We’ve played well over the last five or six games, obviously we had the one blip against Leeds but we’ve had some cracking results of late.”

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