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Röhl looks forward to Wednesday bow

19 October 2023

Danny Röhl is looking forward to his managerial debut against Watford on Saturday after a strong opening week on the training ground.

The German spoke with the media on Thursday afternoon ahead of our trip to Vicarage Road and thanked the Owls academy staff for helping with his transition to Middlewood Road.

He said: “We’ve had really good training this week, we trained with high intensity and spoke about our principles and the players were very open-minded for the new things and this is what I like.

“It’s a big challenge with Watford but we are ready for this. Hopefully we can take points there, it’s important in our position to create confidence.

“I want to say thank you to Steven Haslam, Andy Holdsworth, Neil Thompson and Nicky Weaver, they are a great support coming from the Under-21s.


“It was immediately a good relationship, we worked very hard on the pitch and it was very helpful for me.

“Now we’re looking forward to going to Watford and showing what we can do.”

Röhl was joined by Performance Manager Sascha Lense this week and looks forward to further additions to his coaching team.

He added: “I’ve known Sascha for a long time, we worked together at Leipzig.

“We are good friends, we have a good relationship and I trust him. He’s a smart guy and understands the dressing room and it’s important to have a guy who is strong and can help create relationships with the group.


The 34-year-old confirmed that Barry Bannan is back in contention after a short lay-off, and highlighted the importance of building strong relationships in the dressing room.

He added: “I demand a lot from the players, not only in the legs but also in the mind. We had a meeting every day this week to show what I expect.

“I spoke with Barry, it’s important to get feedback from the players to know their thoughts and how the feeling is.

“It’s important to have a connection with the captain, I also had a chat with Liam and they play a key role.

“It’s good to have conversations with players about how they are feeling, if they have private problems or problems with football, it’s important to create a relationship with each player.”

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