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We can do special things together

30 November 2023

Club News

We can do special things together

30 November 2023

Pleased with the point and plenty to build on.

That was the message from Danny Röhl following the Owls’ last-gasp leveller against league leaders Leicester.

Jeff Hendrick came off the bench to maximum effect and ensure Wednesday were rewarded for a battling performance under the Hillsborough lights.

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Röhl told swfc.co.uk: “We deserved the point and we took the point. We had a clear strategy, we had a good high press and also pressed well deeper in the middle where Leicester like to play. I believe in our game plan and I believe in our players.

“We spoke before the game how we would need everybody, the energy from the starting XI to the energy from the bench, and in the end the substitutes played a vital part with John’s cross and Jeff’s goal.

“It is only a point but everyone can see what we are doing and now we must keep this up. When I look at the data I see a lot of positive things – our xG was higher than Leicester’s, we had more shots on target. I know we can do special things together.

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"There is a long way to go. Now we need a good recovery after such an intense game as we are back at home for the next big game on Saturday.

“Even if the gap to the line is a bit bigger, it is important that we support each other on and off the pitch. We need our massive fans to stay with us, we have a clear strategy with the ball and against the ball and we felt the energy we need in the stadium right to the end.”

Meanwhile, Röhl confirmed a blow on the injury front with news that Mallik Wilks is facing an extended spell on the sidelines.

The forward featured in the Owls’ reverse at Birmingham last weekend, which will serve as Wilks’ last action until the New Year.

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Röhl said: “Mallik played 60 minutes and now he is injured with a long injury. He will be out for six to eight weeks. It is a real shame because he trained very well and he showed in the game what he can do.

“At first we thought he was just a little bit tired. He didn't train the last few days and that was the reason he wasn't going to play, but we checked, we had an appointment and got the result and it was not good. He's out again and we need to find a new solution. We have a big squad and we will go again.”

 


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