Wednesday head to Wigan for the final game of 2014 and like every game that has gone before, head coach Stuart Gray’s message to the players is ‘have no regrets’.
The Owls inflicted defeat on the Latics at Hillsborough one month ago and Gray wants to see the year out in style with another victory this evening at The DW Stadium.
“One thing I always say to the players is come off the pitch with no regrets,” he said.
“What I mean by that is running back to defend a goal kick and thinking ‘maybe I should have taken a shot on’ but that’s part and parcel of football.
“It’s about standing up, being counted and taking responsibility.
“The greatest feeling is scoring a goal. I saw in the Premier League on Sunday two long range attempts take a deflection, putting the goalkeeper off balance and the ball creeps in.
“I’ve always said to my players, don’t pass the book and if you are in a shooting opportunity take it, unless there is somebody in a better position.”
On that front, the Owls head coach was pleased with Chris Maguire’s contribution on Boxing Day as a central striker and the Scot has given Gray food for thought ahead of tonight’s trip to Wigan.
He added: “Maguire did well. I thought he played on the front foot and ran at defenders. That’s what I want my forwards to do.
“One thing we do know, Chris won’t refuse a shooting opportunity and he works his socks off wherever he plays.”