Jack Hunt has praised the Owls’ form since the turn of the year, particularly on home soil, and says the old cliché of taking things game by game has been the foundation for success.
Wednesday moved back into the top six on Saturday after yet another victory at Hillsborough.
Cheltenham were the latest side to come up against a full force Wednesday in S6 as Darren Moore’s side plundered four goals past the Robins.
The stats back up Hunt’s assessment of our current run. At Hillsborough, it’s 18 goals scored in our last five games and in the bigger picture, no side in the country has amassed as many points from home games as the Owls – now 44 from 20 games.
Next up is Wimbledon at Hillsborough on Saturday.
“We don’t think too far ahead,” Hunt said. “It’s a cliché to say take it game by game but it’s what we actually do.
“We can’t come away from that.
“We were disappointed we didn’t pick up three points against Gillingham and Accrington and when you’ve not won in two games the next one is, not a must-win but, we wanted to win.
“Saturday was a big day for us.
“It’s tight, no one is going to win every game from now until the end of the season. As long as we can get enough wins to get into the play-offs, that’s all we care about at the moment. Hopefully we can do the business.”
Hunt added: “Our form since December has been really good and that’s what we can take moving forward.
“Anyone that comes to Hillsborough is going to have a difficult time, with the crowd and with the team they are playing against.
“We fancy anyone to come to Hillsborough and have a struggle but, one game at a time, we look to Wimbledon on Saturday and hopefully another three points.”
Hunt’s goal hoodoo came to an end against Cheltenham as the wing back smashed home into the Kop net from a Marvin Johnson centre.
The goal effectively sealed the points late in the game and the 31-year-old says it was a relief to finally etch his name on the scoresheet!
Corrrr what a feeling 🤩 thank you to everyone for the support it feels like it’s been a long time coming 🙌🏻 and for me to have my girls there to see it makes it so special ❤️❤️ @swfc 🦉⚽️ https://t.co/2RgnafQTas— Jack Hunt (@Hunty32) March 27, 2022
“I had been getting some stick,” he admitted. “But probably until the Accrington game, I’ve not really thought about it too much.
“When you’re playing at right back you are not really expected to score so that’s fine but at wing back you are expected to chip in, so the last couple of weeks I have really been feeling, not so much pressure, but the need to chip in because I’m getting in the right places.
“I am happy Marvin got the assist as well because he’s put a few balls in some nice areas for me and thankfully I repaid them so that’s a good feeling.”