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Leaders in every department

16 January 2015

Stuart Gray has hailed the spirit and leadership qualities of the squad.

The head coach says he has leaders all over the field, each with their own style and that is contributing to Wednesday’s recent climb up the Championship.

Now four points off the play-offs, the Owls are looking to edge closer this weekend and Gray believes the players have what it takes to keep the run going.

“We’ve got a good dressing room and we’ve got a good captain. But at the end of the day, everybody has got to be a captain in different ways," he said.

“Glenn Loovens has got fantastic leadership qualities, as has Keiren Westwood. Tom Lees can be quiet during the week but come Saturday, he’s a leader.

“I feel in the little triangle we have in Glenn, Tom and Keiren, you’ve got voices, you’ve got experience and people that read the game well.

“I think I can count on one hand the number of mistakes they have made all season.

“Some players lead with their performances, some are vocal but the pleasing thing for me is that I have never had to worry about my dressing room.

“The spirit has been first class all season.”

And it’s that spirit that Gray says helped Wednesday to dust themselves down following defeat to Fulham before Christmas to win three consecutive Championship games.

He added: “It was a blip for us to concede from two set pieces at Fulham.

“But to go on the run we have, the players deserve so much credit. Now they must keep looking upwards.

"They’ve all set the standard very, very high.”

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