Sheffield Wednesday: Gray rues Owls poor finishing

Owls boss Stuart Gray
Owls boss Stuart Gray

Head coach Stuart Gray admitted his Sheffield Wednesday side’s finishing let them down after they slipped to a 1-0 loss at home to Wolves today.

Substitute Leon Clarke struck an 84th minute winner against his former club, with the striker turning in Kevin McDonald’s centre, to sentence the Owls to a fifth Championship defeat of the campaign.

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Gray, who has previously worked as assistant boss at Molinexux, felt that Wednesday dominated the majority of the proceedings but bemoaned his team’s inability to convert their chances.

He said: “I’m sat here now thinking, how on earth have we lost that game?

“We could have been 3-0 up ten minutes and out of sight by half time. But football is all about taking your chances and we didn’t do that today.

“Nobody means to miss deliberately, but for some reason today just wasn’t our day. You couldn’t fault our effort or commitment, but we just needed that little bit of composure.”

“Kenny Jackett gets into half-time thinking ‘how are we still in the game?’, but a lack of quality in front of goal has let us down today.”

Gray criticised their defending for for Clarke’s winner.

“One thing we do know is that a lapse of concentration might cost you, and it did,” Gray explained. “The second half was far too open, but when you are on top like we were, you cannot believe that we haven’t got a goal. One lapse of concentration has cost us either one point or three points. “Coming off back to back wins you couldn’t have wished for a better start. We could have been maybe 3-0 up in the first 20 minutes. We dominated with the ball and we dominated with the chances.”

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