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The right balance

8 August 2015

Lees delighted as Owls are up and running

Tom Lees believes the Owls struck the right balance on Saturday to defeat Bristol City 2-0 on the opening day of the new term.

Wednesday were in tune in all departments against the Robins and produced an accomplished display to post three welcomed points.

Lees and Lewis McGugan were on target for the Owls after the break and the defender was delighted with the outcome.

He said: “It’s full credit to the boys. We got a good performance, a good win, a clean sheet and I thought we got the balance right.

“We got the balance right with trying to be good on the ball and getting it right technically and then battling and fighting for everything – the other side of the game.

“We kept our shape and were disciplined.

“A lot of work was done in the build-up to make us hard to beat and that paid off.”

For Lees, the goal was his first for Wednesday and came at the ideal time as the Owls were out to make a strong start to the campaign.

The 24-year-old says it was a proud moment when his bullet header nestled into the back of the net to break the deadlock.

“I was delighted,” Lees said. “People were talking to me about adding goals to my game and I’ve been working on that all week, attacking balls into the box, and thankfully one went in for me.

“It was a terrific feeling, at first I thought the goalkeeper might claw it out but when I saw the net ripple it was great and I was just so relieved for the boys because everyone has worked so hard.

“We just needed the breakthrough and when it came, we felt we could kick on.”

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