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Keeping standards high

18 April 2019

Steve Bruce has stressed the importance of keeping standards high as the season enters its final stages.

Although recent results have seen Wednesday’s impressive late push for the play-offs lose momentum, the Owls boss sees opportunity in the final four games to continue making progress.

A positive Easter weekend is on the wish list for Bruce first and foremost, but the experienced boss is aware of the difficulties ahead as Wednesday face league leaders Norwich on Friday.

He said: “We want to keep the standard the way it has been.

“I thought last week the better team won at Leeds, I have to be honest about that, I thought they were very good on the day.

“Before that, we’ve set some high standards and played to a level which has pleased me immensely.

“Forest, Villa, Blackburn, Brentford, all of those games we’ve played very well.

“It’s important to try and finish the season off well, we couldn’t have wished for a more difficult couple of weeks, with the form team in Villa and going to Leeds and then Norwich.

“But we’ll look forward to the challenge, I want to see us keep our standards high and hopefully we can get a few results that will keep us where we want to be.”

The Canaries look certain to take one of the automatic promotion spots and are favourites for the league title too, holding a four-point gap over second place.

“You look at the top two as a benchmark,” Bruce added. “At the minute we are short of that level but that is where we want to get towards.

“I’ve been delighted by what we have achieved in a short time but we want to improve and that’s where we want to get to.”


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