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4 November 2014

  • Owls lost 2-0 at Hillsborough to Bournemouth
  • Stuart Gray bemoans manner of defeat
  • Head coach seeking positive response

Stuart Gray said he was the most disappointed he has been since taking the Wednesday reins following the home defeat to Bournemouth on Tuesday.

The ten-man Owls went down 2-0 to the Cherries and Gray rued the way in which the hosts responded to Bournemouth having the numerical advantage when Royston Drenthe was shown two yellow cards.

He said: “The most disappointing thing is the way we reacted to losing a man. Royston getting sent off didn’t do us any favours but we just didn’t react.

“When you have a man sent off, rightly or wrongly, you have to roll up your sleeves and battle.

“But we didn’t do that, we acted us if we were beaten and you can’t do that against any side, never mind a side as good as Bournemouth.”

Gray revealed there was an open discussion in the dressing room after the Owls drew another blank at Hillsborough.

He said: “It is so frustrating because we can play so well away from home and then come back home and play poorly.

“Hillsborough is a fantastic place to play your football in front of fantastic supporters so there is no real explanation.

“What I do know is that I am so glad we have another home game on Saturday in a derby game, which is exactly what we need.

“And what I can promise is that you will see a very different Sheffield Wednesday.”

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