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Holdsworth: We have a great group

6 November 2018

The Owls Under-18s picked up an emphatic 4-1 victory over title rivals Burnley last weekend, though manager Andy Holdsworth feels his side didn’t reach their usual high standards.

Wednesday took the lead through Eyad Hammoud but Burnley fought back to go in at the break 1-1.

Although a fine result on paper and top of the table, Holdsworth expects more from his players in the coming weeks and told swfc.co.uk:

“The result speaks for itself and obviously we are pleased with that.

“But we’ve spoken to the players since then and let them know we didn’t think they hit the standards we have come to expect.

“At 1-0 up, maybe a little complacency crept in and Burnley got back level and that was disappointing.

“A big turning point in the game came when they had a player sent off and it had a big impact.

“But yes, we are scoring a lot of goals and there are many positives for us.”

The Owls, who have lost just one of their 12 league outings this season, are two points clear at the top of the division.

And it was Hammoud who grabbed the headlines with his treble in the win over the Clarets.

Holdsworth added: “We have a great group of players, who are really pushing.

“For us, it’s not all about league tables, it’s about producing players to push for Under-23s and first team football.

“But of course we are very pleased with our position as things stand.

“With Eyad, he is doing well, he had a sticky spell three to four weeks ago where nothing would go in for him, hitting the post and crossbar.

“But at the minute everything is going for him and he is scoring different types of goals, which we have spoken to him about and he’s taking it all on board.”


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