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Focused on Friday

9 January 2018

There is plenty of work ahead for Jos Luhukay and that began yesterday as the new manager took his first training session at the club.

Familiarising with his new S6 surroundings, settling in at the club, meeting the players, assessing the squad and looking to strengthen the team are at the top of the priority list.

But one particular fixture ranks higher than all those at this moment and that is the Sheffield derby.

Wednesday head to Bramall Lane for Luhukay’s first game in front of the Sky Sports cameras and he said:

“At this moment we look only to the next game on Friday.

“You must always keep an eye in more directions and we will try to do what’s best for the club.

“But Friday is a highlight day. Derbies in every country are highlight days.

“There will be emotion, atmosphere, passion, a special feeling and these things will bring extra motivation for us to play good football.

“The game is not about me. I do not want to be the hero, only someone who does a very good job.

“I will be very happy for the team if we win on Friday but it is not about me.”

Luhukay has plenty of derby experience from his 22 year managerial career in Germany and he added:

“Borussia Monchengladbach against FC Cologne was a big one.

“Hertha and Union Berlin had 75,000 people at the derby. Two clubs in one city is the same as here.

“That made it a challenge to be the best team.”

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