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Turner backs Owls to shine on Tyneside

22 September 2015

The Owls may head into the midweek Capital One Cup clash with Newcastle as underdogs but Michael Turner says with the pressure off, Wednesday can succeed on Tyneside.

After knocking Mansfield and Oxford out of the competition, Wednesday have drawn the Magpies in round three.

Ahead of the cup-tie against the Premier League strugglers, Turner says it’s important Wednesday produce the same performance levels he has seen during his short time with the club.

“There’s no pressure on us for the game,” he said. “We’re coming up against a Premier League side with quality players but we’re playing well, so we need to go there and take that form with us.

“If we continue playing as we have been, then there is every chance of going there and doing something special.

“They’ll look at this as a chance to kick-start their season so it’s a huge game. We’ll go as underdogs but in some ways it’s like a free hit, if you like.

“It will be tough but let’s see what we can do.”

Turner played a key role in the Owls’ return to winning ways at the weekend by scoring on his home debut in front of the Kop.

Describing that special feeling, he said: “It was a great moment for me. Ross Wallace had already produced two fantastic crosses that created goals.

“We know his deliveries are spot on so the main thing is to make a good run in the box.

“The ball came my way and it was great to see it hit the back of the net and it gave us that cushion.

“I really enjoyed it. I felt it was a big game for us because we hadn’t won since the opening day.

“It’s only early days but I’m pleased with how it’s going here and of course we all want to keep focused and continue improving.”

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