Everybody to blame for Owls slump

Red card: Darren Potter's red card was the turning point at Peterborough where the Owls led three times.
Red card: Darren Potter's red card was the turning point at Peterborough where the Owls led three times.
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NEW Wednesdayite chairman Charlie Dickens feels the players and management have to all “take a portion of blame” for Sheffield Wednesday’s slump in fortunes.

The pressure cranked up another notch in midweek as the Owls let slip the lead three times at top six contenders Peterborough United. Darren Potter saw red and Wednesday crashed to a heavy 5-3 defeat to extend their winless league run to six matches.

“I think everybody has to take a portion of the blame,” said Dickens, who has recently replaced John Gath at the top of the Wednesdayite.

“I didn’t go the other night but we saw the best and worst bits of the team.

“We were brilliant attacking wise and up until Darren’s sending off we were comfortable but then we folded.”

Wednesday are seven points behind sixth-placed Peterborough having not won in the third tier since mid-December.

Dickens is confident Wednesday can still figure prominently in the promotion picture.

“The target has got to be a play-off place,” said Dickens.

“After MK Dons this weekend, we have got five away games is a row so we will see where we are after that.”

In February, Wednesday face trips to Rochdale, Tranmere Rovers, Birmingham City in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Bournemouth and Carlisle United.

The Owls’ second string side will now travel to Derby County for their rearranged totesport.com Central Division clash on Wednesday March 2. Kick-off 2pm.