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Owls aiming for the top

29 August 2014

  • Owls face Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough on Saturday
  • Sky to show Championship clash live at 12.15pm
  • Winners will top second tier table

Stuart Gray has tasked his players to enter the first international break of the season unbeaten.

To do so, Wednesday must avoid defeat against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough on Saturday (12.15pm) in front of the live Sky TV cameras.

Gray’s men have embarked upon a solid run of resistance since the season began, posting four wins and two draws so far.

And the head coach said: “It would be a fantastic achievement for the players if we go into the break unbeaten.

“They have worked their socks off and deserve all the credit. There is a great team spirit which has shone through in the games we have played.

“They have achieved the results on application and ability. You can’t have one without the other.”

On the Forest clash, Gray continued: “This has all the ingredients to be a very good game of football.

“Forest have had a great start, they are top of the table but we will go top if we beat them so what better incentive?”

Meanwhile, former Wednesday forward Michail Antonio makes his first return to S6 after signing for Forest over the summer.

And Antonio has vowed not to celebrate should he find the target against his erstwhile employers.

He said: “I would never do that to my Wednesday family.

“Wednesday gave me a base to work from, and I didn’t celebrate when I scored for Wednesday against Reading last season. I thank them both for where I am right now.

 “I hope I will get a good reception because I gave the club 100 per cent when I was there.

 “I enjoyed every minute of my Wednesday life. I am always going to have a soft spot for them, because it’s the first club I had been at where I felt a part of things.”

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