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Concentration is key

9 November 2019

As the Owls rued another late blow, this time against Swansea, Garry Monk has emphasised the importance of staying 100% focused in times of emotion.

Having conceded two last-gasp goals at Blackburn last Saturday, Wednesday fell again to Swansea, albeit still claiming a point having overturned the visitors’ lead.

A frustrated Monk said: “I’ve been there myself, you’re caught in a wave of emotion and it’s so easy to lose even that little bit of concentration.

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“We didn’t do that from a set piece last week and we didn’t do it that this week.

“You have to be focused, you have to stick to your tasks and we should be sat here with six points from two games instead of one.

“But we will learn, we will get better. It’s a matter of continuing the hard work and we will come back stronger.

“The effort and commitment of the players today was exceptional and it’s frustrating we didn’t get the win we deserved.”

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Monk issued an update on Julian Börner and Sam Hutchinson, both of whom were missing from the team on Saturday.

The encouraging news is that neither player is expected to stay sidelined for long.

The manager explained: “Julian has picked up a bug but that’s all it is, he will be back with the group soon.

“Sam strained his calf in training, he had a scan today but it’s a grade one so that should mean seven to ten days.”


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