Megson has high hopes

Speed up: Gary Megson wants his team to pass quickly and take the game to opponents.
Speed up: Gary Megson wants his team to pass quickly and take the game to opponents.
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GARY Megson is looking to thrust his clash with officialdom into the background and speed up a League One revival for his team.

The Owls manager has carried out his pledge to write to the FA about the controversial match at Dagenham.

But he is unperturbed by the the possibility of FA action against him and would rather focus on “a huge match” against Brentford tonight.

He believes that playing faster football with an up-and-at-’em approach is the way to reverse poor home form and spark a climb up the table.

He also set out his blueprint: “I expect us to start at high tempo, really throw ourselves into the game, with everybody working their socks off for the shirt they wear.

“Players compete for every ball; we get the ball and pass, we create chances; we’re a threat at set-pieces; their set pieces are no problem to us. We must start at a fast tempo and take the game to them.

“I’m expecting a big crowd because they know how important this game is.”

Victory would be the Owls’ first at home in the league for three and a half months and would lift them seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Megson’s complaint to the FA is not concerned with Saturday’s harsh penalty award but with other elements of the officials’ conduct.

It is understood that the FA are considering the affair after Megson was sent to the stand and strongly criticised the officials in interviews afterwards.

Isaiah Osbourne is back in training and could be recalled tonight after missing Saturday’s game with a hip injury.