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Buxton fired up

27 March 2013


Owls defender Lewis Buxton is expecting a fiery encounter at Hillsborough on Saturday as Wednesday host relegation rivals Barnsley.

Just one point separates the two sides heading into the showdown and with the game already heading towards being the biggest attendance of the season in S6, the atmosphere is set to be electric.

And Buxton is keen to ensure that the fans are not left disappointed by delivering a performance and more importantly three points.

He said: “It’s going to be a huge game and I’m sure fans will be there in their numbers. We’ve beaten them at their place already this season and we need to beat them again.

“We’re going to have to scrap and fight for everything and hopefully we can get what we need.


“We have to play the teams down there with us, starting with Barnsley on Saturday, so it’s in our hands what will happen. If we beat those teams then we will have earned the right to stay up.

“We have to give everything we have got over the next nine games and have one big final push from now until the end of the season.”


The 29-year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and the ex-Stoke man has said he would welcome the opportunity to further extend his time with Wednesday.

Buxton has made a total of 169 appearances for the Owls, including a loan spell, and is hoping to remain with Wednesday.

He said: “I’d definitely like to stay here longer. Hopefully I’m going to stay and we will have a more successful season next season.

“I feel like I’ve done well this season but the important thing is how the team are doing and the aim now has to be to stay up and prepare for the next season as a Championship club.

“We have it in us to put a run together and push up the table and that has to start on Saturday.”

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