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Leadership skills: New skipper Clinton Morrison had harsh words to say to  the Wednesday players after their 3-0 defeat at Tranmere in midweek but knows when they need encouragement as well.

Leadership skills: New skipper Clinton Morrison had harsh words to say to the Wednesday players after their 3-0 defeat at Tranmere in midweek but knows when they need encouragement as well.

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CLINTON Morrison is using Roy Keane as his role model after becoming Sheffield Wednesday’s new captain.

The striker played alongside Keane for the Republic of Ireland and learned that stick from a skipper can give a team an extra edge.

Morrison revealed that he had some “choice words” in the dressing room after the Owls’ defeat at Tranmere.

But he also encourages teammates and says that the squad are “all together” as they attempt to to revive the season.

Morrison said that Keane’s tough-talking approach inspired him: “He used to be on to me every day in training - ‘do this, do that’. Some players go into a shell but I can take it because that’s the way I am. If you can’t take a bit of stick you shouldn’t be playing in the game.

“I remember one game where he [Keane] had a pop at me; I didn’t think it was right. I had a pop back and was thinking ‘oh my gosh, what’s going to happen now?’ He just put his hand up and said it was a bad ball.

“That’s the way I am. I’ll have a go at someone if they’re not doing it on the pitch, but as soon as they do something right I’ll say ‘well done’.

“I model myself on Roy Keane; not as a player - he was world-class, let’s be honest - but as a captain because he was a winner. He won everything with Manchester United. I want to be a winner here with Sheffield Wednesday.

“The club and the fans deserve better than we, as

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