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An emotional game

19 April 2016

Club News

An emotional game

19 April 2016

Lee Bullen rued a frustrating night at Hillsborough – but took the positives of a point gained in the race for the play-offs.

Relegation-threatened MK Dons emerged from S6 with a draw that leaves the Owls well placed for a coveted top-six finish.

The game was a fiery affair with both sides fighting for the win, highlighted when a Fernando Forestieri booking led to a melee that ended with Ross Wallace being red carded following a clash with Jonny Williams.

Bullen said: “The game was an emotional one.

“When you get to this stage of the season and you’re fighting for promotion or against relegation it gets very emotional and frustrating for both teams.

“I think in the second half we played very well, we hit the post and the bar twice were quick and more direct.

“We did everything other than put the ball in the back of the net, so we’re a bit frustrated.

“There were some decisions that we think should have gone our way, but we also know the referees have a very difficult job, particularly when the stakes are high towards the end of the season.

“If I’m being honest, I didn’t see the red card incident properly because I was looking over to where Fernando was on the floor.

“We will take a look at it and see what we think.”

The Owls face play-off rivals Derby on Saturday and Bullen says the players will go into the game in confident mood.

The coach added: “We will be confident, of course. The atmosphere between this group of players is great.

“We’re confident going into every game because we’ve had a great season.

“We’ve got a strong group and we want to make sure we get a good result in what I am sure will be a good game at the iPro on Saturday.”

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