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Putting down a marker

11 December 2019

With back to back wins on the board, manager Garry Monk has challenged the players to lay down a marker in a tough week fixture-wise for the club.

The Owls face difficult trips to Derby and Nottingham Forest on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively.

Starting with the Rams in midweek, Wednesday head to Pride Park where Derby have won five of their last six in the Championship.

“I’ve been reminded that our record there has not been too successful in recent history,” Monk said, referring to Wednesday’s 13-year stretch without a victory at the home of the Rams.

“But they are all tough, we have two very tough games this week.

“We wanted to start the week off really well and we managed to do that on Saturday and we have a chance to really put a marker down this week.

“That’s what we are aiming for, it’s not going to be easy because we are playing two difficult sides but we need to try and keep that belief that we are showing.”

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Taking plenty of encouragement from his side’s recent run, Monk continued:

“We are going to fight as hard as we can for it and we know, like you saw in the second half on Saturday and in the Charlton game, when our intensity levels are at their best and the attitude and everything else that goes with it is at its best, then we are capable of competing against any team in this league.

“That is what we are trying to drill into the players. They are taking that on board.”


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