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Capitalise on the quality

17 November 2015

Neil Thompson says after a frustrating first half against Crewe on Tuesday, it was important the players ‘bust a gut’ to get on the end of quality crosses and increase the tempo.

Wednesday led at half time thanks to a goal from Ryan Meadows on the stroke of half time.

But the Owls coach wanted to see that extra bit of desire to capitalise on dangerous balls into the box from the wide men.

He said: “Jack Stobbs’ balls into the box were very dangerous and Matt Penney put a couple of good corners in. We said two or three of them flashed across goal in the first half.

“What we wanted was someone busting a gut to get on the end of one of them. When they are put in with a bit of quality, with a little bit of whip, they are very difficult to defend.

“So it was pleasing to see Meadows get on the end of one before half time and then Penney to put the ball back into the middle from another, which ultimately led to our second goal.”

Thompson continued: “Jack has got it in his locker and you’ve got to strive to get it out.

“Sometimes you don’t have to beat your man, you just need to get half a yard and put it in the box for someone to get on the end of it.

“I’ve said to Ryan Meadows and Ryan Croasdale, who are third year pros, they need to start dictating games. They didn’t do that first half but did second.

“We forced the play and that was through the midfield area. One or two are starting to find a little bit of form."

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