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A proud moment

20 September 2019

Garry Monk will take charge of his first home game this weekend and says it will be a proud moment at Hillsborough.

The new Wednesday manager was off to flying start last Sunday as his side overcame Huddersfield 2-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Tomorrow, the Owls host Fulham and Monk is looking forward to his first game in the dugout at Hillsborough.

“Massively looking forward,” he told swfc.co.uk. “It will be a proud moment leading the team in the first game at Hillsborough.

“I’m really looking forward to it, I’ve witnessed the fans here as a player and an opposing manager and I realise how difficult it can be for teams to come here and that’s what we need.

“I’ve said it a lot in my career but that’s because of my experience as a player - the fans and players have that connection through tough times and good times.

“We know we have loyal and passionate fans, a huge fanbase and it’s important we try and connect all of that, come together and fight.”

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The Owls will need all the ingredients to come together this weekend as they face a Cottagers side, who are one of the favourites to achieve promotion this term.

Relegated from the Premier League last season, Fulham will provide a stern test as they look for their first win in four.

Monk added: “We have to fight together and if we can show that as players and staff, that’s the number one from players - 100% commitment.

“Hillsborough needs to be a place that others find difficult to visit. We have to achieve that and the starting base is the fans seeing a group of players committed to the shirt.”


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