New Owls signing could be handed his first start tomorrow at Bury

Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday......Owls new signing Chris Lines
Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday......Owls new signing Chris Lines
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GARY Megson is calling on his team to learn the lessons of the defeat at Bournemouth as they get set to face Bury at Gigg Lane tomorrow.

GARY Megson is calling on his team to learn the lessons of the defeat at Bournemouth as they get set to face Bury at Gigg Lane tomorrow.

The Owls manager spotlighted errors that led to goals and felt that missed chances proved costly as the team conceded and lost for the first time this season.

“I’m disappointed because we’ve turned a really good start into an average start,” he said. “We’ve got to go to Bury and get a result and then come back to Hillsborough for the Notts County game on Saturday.

“I don’t want to take any credit away from Bournemouth because they were good finishes, but we beat ourselves.”

Megson felt that the Owls lost possession too easily before the Cherries’ goals and could have scored when it was still 0-0.

He said: “We have to take a lot more care with the ball, there has to be more support on the ball, we have to finish the chances and score the first goal. But that’s not a result of the Bournemouth game; that stands all the time. I think that last year whenever we scored first we only lost once.”

Chris O’Grady is again ruled out because of his heel injury, with Megson saying that physio Paul Smith had reported that the striker was making slow progress.

Latest signing Chris Lines staked his claim for a start and impressed Megson after going on as a 58th minute substitute in an attacking midfield role on Saturday.

Megson said: “I wanted to get Chris on; he’s got quality on the ball and I thought he might get us a goal because it’s got to come from somewhere. I thought he did well.”

The second round Carling Cup tie with Premier League strugglers Blackburn has been fixed for a week on Wednesday, kick-off 8pm.

The Owls have been drawn away to League Two club Bradford in the opening round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, which will be played in the week beginning August 29.

Wednesday denied at the weekend claims that they are in talks to sign Leicester’s Steve Howard on loan.

It followed remarks by Foxes boss Sven Goran Eriksson that negotiations were going on with a club, but he did not name the club involved.