Sheffield Wednesday: Defender refuses to get carried away

Tom Lees
Tom Lees

Tom Lees has stressed the importance of Sheffield Wednesday maintaining their momentum in the capital tomorrow.

The Owls will be looking to stretch their unbeaten Championship run to 10 matches when they take on second-from-bottom Charlton Athletic at the Valley. It is their last fixture before the two-week international break.

Carlos Carvalhal’s men have also reached the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup, dumping out Premier League sides Newcastle United and Arsenal.

Defender Lees is confident the Owls, who are currently lying in eighth position, can challenge for a play-off berth but told The Star: “I don’t want to get carried away as it is still early doors.

“We haven’t achieved anything yet.

“We want to be in the play-offs come the end of the season so we are all working hard to achieve that.

“We have to keep trying to improve the basics and little things that people might not notice in terms of defending and organising. We have to be solid and hard to beat.

“We are a scalp now so we have to make sure we are performing every week. We have got a good dressing room and no one who is big headed, cocky and likely to get carried away and we have got good characters. We have got good team spirit and that can carry us a long way.”

Lees, who has netted two goals this season, remains the only player to have played every single minute of Carvalhal’s reign.

When pressed on his power of recovery, the 24-year-old replied: “There is no secret to it.

“I just try to live properly and rest up between games and make sure that I do everything can to recover

“I want to get every bit out of myself every time I step on to the pitch.”

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