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It's a praise for Sheffield Wednesday!

7 December 2019

Garry Monk had nothing but praise for his players after they came from behind to beat Brentford on Saturday.

A double from Steven Fletcher overturned Bryan Mbeumo’s opener to propel Wednesday back into the top six.

And Monk told swfc.co.uk: “It’s a praise for the players because they have come back to win against a very good side fresh from scoring seven goals.

“It was a praise in the second half but a grumble in the first because what we produced in the first half was way below the levels we are capable of and what we expect.

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“To be honest, I could have made seven changes at half time because, the first 10 minutes aside, we were so under par.

“But in the second half, we were so much better and we went to those levels where we should be.

“I can’t praise the players enough because Brentford are a very good side and they’ve turned that game around.”

Monk picked out the performance of Fletcher, together with second half sidekick Jordan Rhodes, who was introduced at the break.

Rhodes made an impact in the final third, proving a menace across the Bees’ backline.

The Owls’ boss added: “I was really pleased for Jordan, he came on and stretched the game.

“He got in behind the defence, created room for Fletch, and caused them problems.

“Fletch is right at it at the moment and he thoroughly deserves the rewards of his hard work.

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“He’s worked hard on his fitness, he trains very well and he’s right up there in terms of what this division has to offer.

“But I’m pleased for all the players, they have proved to themselves today that they can come back to win against really good teams and that can only serve us well for the future.”


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