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A full week to work

23 December 2020

With a busy festive period on the horizon Tom Lees says the Owls are pleased to have a full week of training under Tony Pulis for the first time since his arrival last month.

With regular midweek games up to this point, the Wednesday boss has not yet had an opportunity to work with his players for seven days without interruption, but a free week ahead of Boxing Day’s clash with Blackburn has allowed extra preparation with his squad.

Lees said: “It's always hectic at this time of year. There has not been much time to work with him if I'm honest. It has been games and then recovery.

“This is the first time we have been able to do a bit of training.

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“It's about listening to him. He has been there and done it before. He has got a trusted method that works.

“A massive part of the game is being solid and hard to beat. I think for the first part of the season we were very solid. Our goals conceded was not too bad and then we obviously had a blip. He has got into that.

“We are working on our shape without the ball. We have not created and scored as many goals as we would have liked this season.

“We have worked on both aspects and working as hard as we can every day.”

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With the Owls travelling to Ewood Park this weekend, Lees said he expects a tough game against Rovers.

He added: “I think they have got a really good team.

“They have got a lot of good attacking players. A lot of good options. I think any team will do well to keep a clean sheet against them if I'm honest.

“They have got a lot of quality so it is going to be a tough game and I expect Blackburn to be up there this season.”


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