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Gray previews Birmingham clash

27 January 2015


  • Owls face Birmingham at Hillsborough tonight
  • Play-off gap could come down to seven points
  • Head coach urging consistency


Stuart Gray has reinforced the belief that the Championship is wide open ahead of tonight’s home game with Birmingham.

The Owls are ten points shy of the play-offs, with this evening’s game in hand an opportunity to close the gap.

And Gray has urged his players to grasp the nettle in front of the Hillsborough faithful.

He said: “We don’t want the gap to the top six to get any bigger. The league is wide open and we need to show consistency.

“We know we need to improve our results at home and that’s something we are working hard on every day.



“We have to make our home advantage count and build on our away from. No one is running away with this division and the rewards are there for any team that can put together a consistent run of results.”

In terms of the Blues contest, Gray says the Owls will be facing a different challenge to the one that presented itself in the Midlands earlier in the season.

Back in September, Wednesday triumphed 2-0 at St Andrew’s but since then Birmingham have been revitalised under new manager Gary Rowett.

Gray added: “This is a different side to the one we played earlier this season.

“The weekend without a game allowed me to watch Birmingham and they did well against Premier League opposition in West Brom.

“But I am more concerned over what we can do and we are approaching the business end of the season when we must start putting points on in threes.”

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