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Strong character

1 October 2014

Defender Joe Mattock said the Owls displayed their strong character on Tuesday to bounce back from successive defeats.

Having lost out at Manchester City and Cardiff, Mattock feels it was important to put a halt to that run.

Wednesday posted a point against in-form Ipswich but the defender was left with a slight twinge of disappointment at not taking all three.

He said: “It was a tough game, they were very physical but we’re disappointed not to get three points from the game.

“We have to take the positives, it’s a point in the bag for us and we move on to the next game now.

“There’s never been a question over the character of our squad.

“The boys are strong, yes we lost those two games but we’re back on track now and looking forward to the next game.”

The Owls had two goals disallowed on Tuesday with Kamil Zayatte (foul) and Atdhe Nuhiu (offside) strikes ruled out.

With a suspicion of handball in the build-up to the Ipswich equaliser, Mattock feels the Owls’ luck may have been out at Hillsborough.

He went on: “There were suspicions of handball for their goal and we’ve had two disallowed, sometimes these things go for you but maybe in games to come, we’ll get the rub of the green.

“We’ve got a big game coming up against Leeds and I’ve got no doubt we can go on and win this one.

“Having played so well on Tuesday, we’re disappointed because they are a good side and in-form but we more than matched them.

“But like I say, this squad has got good character and we’ve shown that against Ipswich by bouncing back from two defeats.”

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