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24 April 2015

  • Stuart Gray wants to sign-off 2014/15 at Hillsborough with victory
  • Owls face Yorkshire rivals Leeds United (12.30pm)
  • Bumper crowd expected for the final S6 fixture

Stuart Gray has said nothing matters more than picking up a result in Saturday’s Yorkshire derby.

Wednesday face Leeds in the final game of the season at Hillsborough and the head coach wants to bow out in S6 with victory for the supporters.

The last time these two met at Hillsborough, Gray said every player scored a ten out of ten for their performance and hence, the Owls cruised to a stunning 6-0 win.

Gray wants to see that same passion, desire and commitment this weekend.

“The attendance will be high, the crowd will be buoyant with it being our last home game of the season and it’s bragging rights on the line,” he said.

“We’ve got to put in that commitment, desire and effort and make sure we come away with a win.

“It’s a great opportunity for the players to put everything into the game and show our appreciation to the fans.

“It’s the result that matters most and we said that last year when we played them.

“That day, we got 11 players giving ten out of ten performances and it just shows what you can achieve.

“Throughout your career you remember certain games; your debut, your first goal and then the special games and that ranks as one for sure.”

Leeds will be out to halt their slide down the division after five straight league defeats.

But the old adage of form flying out of the window could well apply in such a fixture and Gray says the Owls will be fully focused on the task at hand and know what to expect.

He added: “We went to Leeds earlier in the season, the atmosphere was excellent and we came away with a draw.

“It was a good game and both sides had chances but again, it was one where we were disappointed to come away with just one point.

“But this is a new challenge. People are telling me we have 17 clean sheets and one more would break the club record so there are always challenges.”

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