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The least we deserved

20 June 2020

Garry Monk hailed the character of his players after a last-gasp Connor Wickham equaliser salvaged a point against Nottingham Forest.

The Midlanders appeared to be heading for victory courtesy of Joe Lolley’s second half opener as the Championship resumed at Hillsborough.

Wednesday had the final word, though, with Wickham posting his first goal since returning to the club on loan back in January.

Monk said: “I was really pleased with the performance and the players can be pleased with themselves. They showed real character because we didn’t deserve to be behind and it’s easy in that situation to feel sorry for yourself.


“But they kept their heads up, kept pressing and totally deserved the equaliser right at the end. It could have been more really because I think we should have had a penalty near the end but that one wasn’t to be.

“A point was the least we deserved and on another day we win that game comfortably.”

The Forest clash was the first of nine games Wednesday will play behind closed doors and Monk felt the players coped well with the complete change in environment.


He added: “It was strange but we knew it would be. But it’s the same for everyone and we have to get on with it. Today I thought we coped really well, we missed the roar of the crowd, of course we did, but the players put that to the back of their minds and made the best of the situation.

“These are strange times, we now have eight games to go and they will all be played in a very short period of time. So we will assess everyone in the week through training, we have a long trip next week and we have to be at the best level we can be.”

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