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Attitude and desire

4 September 2023

Barry Bannan has lavished praise on the squad for their attitude and desire in the Yorkshire derby with Leeds on Saturday.

A tough place to go at the best of times, but there was added pressure on the Owls ahead of the Elland Road clash to get points on the board after four defeats from four in the Championship.

But Wednesday stood up to the challenge in front of a raucous West Yorkshire crowd and dug deep in all areas to leave with a fully merited point and clean sheet.


"I feel in the last couple of weeks that we've gradually got better in the games,” Bannan said. “It's all right saying it but you actually need points to back it up.

"There won't be many tougher places to come this season, especially with the situation we found ourselves in with no points.

"It shows the attitude of the boys and the desire we've got in that changing room to go there and fight and get a point for the club.”

Our first point of the season comes just before the first international break, where the Owls now have two weeks to work on the training ground in preparation for Ipswich at home.

The captain continued: “The result will only add to the confidence and add to the squad going forward.

"You don't want to panic but there does come a time where you've got to get points and Saturday was that situation, before the international break where we just needed to get something.

"We probably didn't play our best on the ball but it was all about coming here and getting a result.


"Now we've got two weeks to work on us as a group and what we want to do going forward.

"We'll have a lot of days working hard and trying to strike our philosophy into the games coming up after the international break."

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