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Turning one point into three

17 October 2014

  • Stuart Gray previews Saturday's visit of Watford
  • Head coach wants draws turning into wins
  • Owls face Watford at Hillsborough (3.00pm)

Owls head coach Stuart Gray is wary of the threat Watford will pose on Saturday, though wants his side to use home advantage and take the game to the Hornets.

Watford will arrive in S6 joint-top of the Championship and ahead of the game, Gray is happy with the shape of his squad after a solid week on the training ground.

The main focus for the Owls is to turn draws on home soil into wins and should that happen on Saturday, Wednesday could leap back into the top six.

“We started our work early and are ready for Saturday,” Gray said.

“Watford have got good players but I want to force them back and make them do the defending.

“We need to be better with the ball than we were against Leeds. I was disappointed in the first half because we didn’t really hurt them and our ball retention could have been better.

“But the second half was a lot better from us.”

Strong at home with four wins, two draws and undefeated with 15 goals, Watford’s form at Vicarage Road has been a big factor in their lofty league position.

Away from home, the Hornets have posted a mixed bag of results but with Slavisa Jokanovic set to take charge of his first game, the Serb will be eyeing a winning start to his reign.

Gray added: “They have been winning games and have scored 20 goals but conceded goals as well.

“We need to sort our home form out. The performances have been reasonable but we need to turn the one points into three."

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