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The pathway is clear

26 November 2018

The Owls Under-23s face a trip to Nottingham Forest this evening.

The Professional Development League 2 fixture is set for a 7.00pm kick-off at The City Ground.

Neil Thompson’s side are without a win in their last three outings, suffering defeats to Barnsley, Bolton and Burnley.

Both Wednesday and Forest have 15 points from 13 games, with the Reds just above in the PDL2 table in seventh spot on goal difference.

The 23s have seen a string of players promoted to the senior set-up this season and coach Neil Thompson says that is the carrot for his young charges:

“The pathway is clear for the boys – if they impress and do well, show the right attitude in training and in games – there is an opportunity to move up.

“The lads who have made the step up to the first team have done so on merit.

“Obviously, it’s not great for the Under-23s but in the short and long term, it’s all about development and as one door closes, another one opens.”

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