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A building block in place

28 December 2020

With a firm building block in place at Blackburn on Saturday, Adam Reach is hopeful the Owls can continue to lay foundations when Middlesbrough visit Hillsborough in midweek.

Wednesday arrested a slump in form to post a win against Coventry before taking a share of the spoils at Ewood Park, where Reach was on target with a spectacular strike from distance.

Further steps forward are required on Tuesday and Reach says his side will go into the game with spirits high.

He told swfc.co.uk: “Hopefully we can kick on, on Tuesday and build. We’ve had a win and a draw the last two games and we’re back at Hillsborough aiming for three points.

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“We need to put a little run together, Middlesbrough will be a good test, but I think if we can be as disciplined and organised as were on Saturday, create chances and be clinical, we can look back on three good performances.

“My goal came out of nowhere really it was a long ball, there was a bit of a mistake by their defenders, I didn’t have much of the ball in the first half but I’m glad it went in.

“That was our springboard to try and come away with three points, ultimately we didn’t do that but we’ll take the point and move on to the next game.

“Blackburn are one of the highest scoring teams in the division, especially at home. We managed to get ourselves in front and had a few chances to make it two, me included in that.

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“We tried to be defensively disciplined, we conceded and once you do that, it’s still about trying to win the game but making sure you definitely don’t come away with no points.

“We did that, it was a good point on the road and we’ll take that away before Middlesbrough.”

Reach also issued a brief fitness update following a hamstring scare over the Pennines that led to his withdrawal late in the contest:

“I’ve played a lot of minutes now and my hamstring just felt a little bit tight and it’s a precaution.

“It’s the right thing to take the players off if we feel anything, we don’t need any more injuries because the fixture schedule is tight and the recovery time so small.”

 


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