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Moving in the right direction

11 October 2014

  • Wednesday trio on international duty
  • Westwood, Wildsmith and May fly the flag
  • Zayatte unlucky to miss out for Guinea

Stuart Gray has hailed the Owls’ international contingent and says the progress of the players underlines how the club is heading in the right direction.

Striker Stevie May is on duty with the senior Scotland squad for the first time, while goalkeeping duo Keiren Westwood and Joe Wildsmith are representing the Republic of Ireland and England Under-20s respectively.

Defender Kamil Zayatte would also be on the international stage with Guinea had he not sustained a recent hamstring injury.

Gray said: “I think it’s a measure of how far we have come as a football club in a short space of time.

“We must be doing something right if we have international players at the club.

“It can only be a positive for the players themselves and for Sheffield Wednesday.”

The head coach has taken satisfaction from the way in which the quartet have developed this season – and adds there is plenty more to come:

“Keiren has been outstanding and Joe is learning all the time working day in, day out with goalkeepers of Keiren and Chris Kirkland’s quality.

“Stevie May is making strides all the time, he has scored goals, he has a first rate attitude and I was delighted when he was called up into the Scotland squad.

“I have to feel sorry for Kamil because he’s done everything we’ve asked of him this season and has played very well.

“He was really unfortunate to pick up the injury but he will be back and there will be more to come from him and the others, I am certain of that.”


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