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Team top priority for Tom

18 August 2015


Tom Lees has reaffirmed that nothing is more important than the team as the Owls aim to return to winning ways on Wednesday.

Lees – who made his 50th appearance for the club last time out at home in the victory over Mansfield – says the main thing at all times is the welfare of the team.

The defender has made a solid start to the campaign and notched his first goal for the club in the victory over Bristol City on the opening day.

He said: “Everyone wants to be the best. As a defender, you want to be up there with the best in the division but more important to me is that Sheffield Wednesday do well.



“The most important thing is the team.

“If I was to play below my best but we kept 25 clean sheets this season, I would be happy.”

And based on the evidence so far this season, Lees is confident that Wednesday can go from strength to strength.

A good barometer of how far the Owls have come, according to the central defender, was the performance against Ipswich last weekend.

He explained: “There was a lot of anticipation as to how we would look, how well we would adapt and come together and I think we have done well.



“We don’t want to lose games but we can take a lot of positives from the performance at Ipswich.

“We have come a long way since the last time we went to Portman Road and I think everyone could see that.

“A lot of us were saying after the Ipswich game that they will play that way every week. They won’t drop below it, they just know that every week they are going to get that level of performance.

“They won’t lose many games. For us, it’s about getting that level of consistency and knowing that we are going to be hard to beat every week.”


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