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Loovens: 'Owls fans have big part to play'

5 January 2015

  • Glenn Loovens pays tribute to the fans
  • Skipper says Owls can take positives from City clash
  • Wednesday head to Nottingham Forest on Saturday

Glenn Loovens has thanked Owls the fans for their incredible support at The Etihad on Sunday in the FA Cup and throughout the campaign.

The skipper paid special tribute to Wednesdayites after the cup-tie with City and handed his shirt to a lucky supporter behind the goal.

And Loovens says the fans will play a key role during the rest of the season.

He said: “They have been brilliant this season and against Manchester City, they were outstanding again.

“This is the way it has been all season and they are so important for us.

“I threw my shirt into the crowd after the game and I only wish we could have held on to the draw for them.”

Despite the narrow defeat, Loovens believes the Owls can take plenty of positives into the league campaign with a big clash against Nottingham Forest coming up on Saturday.

He added: “We lost it in injury time, we were so close to getting something out of the game and I think it says it all that the boys are disappointed coming away from the champions.

“They had to push to their limits and there were a lot of positives for us and we can take this into the next game.

“We want to be in this league playing against these teams so we have to enjoy the occasion, learn from it and dig out the positives.

“The next game is a big one for us, we’re six points outside the play-offs and the league is wide open for us to have a good go.”

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