Megson’s misery as fans turn on wet Wednesday

Off night: Giles Coke receives his marching orders at Tranmere.
Off night: Giles Coke receives his marching orders at Tranmere.
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GARY Megson believes that the Owls must put in performances to win over their fans after the team came under fire at last night’s 3-0 defeat against Tranmere.

Wednesday supporters chanted “You’re not fit to wear the shirt” and booed at the end as the club’s slump was prolonged.

The Owls looked solid for an hour but went one down and then saw Giles Coke sent off.

Rovers then added two more goals and many away fans turned on their team.

Boss Megson said: “We’ve got to keep plugging away. We’re going to have to take all the brickbats that are going to come our way, deservedly so, as we’ve been battered 3-0 in a game where we should have got something.

“We have to roll our sleeves up; we’re desperate to get back to Hillsborough, but we have to take what’s in front of us (three more away games) and try to put in a performance.

“We have had a lot of stick from the people behind the goal. It’s understandable.”

Megson sympathised with Coke and said: “We were the better side for an hour, without playing champagne football. But you need to score when you’re on top. We haven’t created a huge amount though there were some situations where we might have done better.

“The first goal came from what I would view as neglect, and all of a sudden we were 1-0 down.

“The sending-off caused us even bigger problems; they scored their second goal from the resulting free-kick.

“Technically it wasn’t the best challenge in the world. The ref has viewed it as a red card.I thought it was maybe a bit harsh because there were some challenges out there that were similar.”