- Owls lost 2-1 at Cardiff on Saturday
- Stuart Gray disappointedwith defending
- Head coach wants reaction against Ipswich
Stuart Gray lamented the defeat at Cardiff on Saturday and insisted his side deserved something from what proved a close contest in the Welsh capital.
The difference was the defending, said the head coach as Wednesday’s concessions each came from looped balls into the box.
He told swfc.co.uk: “The frustrating thing is that I should be standing here having taken something from the game.
“We dominated possession for large parts of the game but we didn’t defend our box properly and got punished.
“We are better than that and it’s disappointing. We set off really well and could have scored early on through Stevie May because once you go round the goalkeeper you expect to score.
“But you can’t blame that on the result and that miss didn’t cost us the game.
“We could have had a penalty early in the second half because four or five hands went up straight away so the referee had a decision to make.
“But these things even themselves out and today it wasn’t to be.”
Given the hectic nature of the fixture calendar, the Owls have a quickfire opportunity to get back out on the pitch, with Ipswich visiting Hillsborough on Tuesday night.
And Gray welcomes the chance to put Saturday’s result to bed as Wednesday begin their preparation for the Town clash.
He added: “We’ll be in on Sunday and one thing about the Championship is the games come thick and fast.
“We have a big game on Tuesday night against Ipswich and it would be great to see as many fans in Hillsborough as possible.
“The atmosphere against Reading was terrific and certainly gave the players a lift.
“We need to bounce back quickly – that’s the first time we have lost back to back games – and hopefully we can do that on Tuesday.”
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