- Wednesday beat Forest 2-0 on Saturday
- Stuart Gray delighted with display
- 14th shutout for the Owls
The Owls turned in an impressive performance and posted three points at Nottingham Forest to allay any pre-match fears of Stuart Gray.
The head coach was concerned that last Sunday’s heroics at Manchester City in the FA Cup would take its toll on his players, but the dominant way in which they eased past Forest put those concerns to bed.
He said: “I thought the players might be feeling it after the performance they put in at Manchester City but they were superb today so credit to all of them.
“We’ve come here against a side with good players, they are not in the best of form, but this was by no means an easy game.
“We had a good win against Blackpool, a good win at Wigan, the great performance at Manchester City and we’ve now put in a great display today.
“The most important thing is that everyone was at it from the first whistle because the hard work comes first.”
The City Ground hosted another clean sheet for the Owls – their 14th in all competitions this season – and Gray re-iterated the importance of defending as a unit.
He added: “We defend from the front and again, the front lads have run themselves into the ground, they chased everything.
“When Forest did get through, they had to get past Keiren Westwood, who’s been in great form for us all season.
“We defend as a team and we attack as a team. Everyone works hard for each other and when that happens, we can all enjoy the results.”