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Stand up and be counted

7 November 2014

  • Stuart Grays says players must stand up and be counted
  • 'We owe the fans a performance'
  • 'The supporters will see a different Sheffield Wednesday'

Ahead of Saturday’s South Yorkshire derby, Stuart Gray has said his players must stand up and be counted.

And after Tuesday’s defeat to Bournemouth, the Owls head coach insists the fans will see a different Sheffield Wednesday.

“The most important thing is that a few players had to be hit with some home truths and what a game they have to put things right this weekend.

“They have to stand up and be counted.”

With a big crowd anticipated for the derby, Gray wants to ensure that Wednesday produce for the fans.

The Owls have drawn five of their last eight league games but the Owls boss believes a fiery derby clash will bring the best from his players.

He continued: “The players are chomping at the bit and it’s a great game for us to look forward too.

“We owe the fans a performance, we owe ourselves a performance. We need a win to give us a lift.

“We need to get back to the basics that has got us our success this season.

“It’s our patch, I’m delighted we are at home and I know I’ll definitely get a response from my players.”

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