SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Owls chairman keeps calm

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WEDNESDAY chairman Milan Mandaric told The Star today that now is not a time for panic.

The Owls have slipped into the bottom three and lost seven of their last eight league and cup games.

But Mandaric sees hard work, patience, and an elimination of basic errors as a recipe that can reverse the bad run.

“When I first took over the club, we did not have a team to stay in League One,” he said.

“We changed the whole team and made it strong enough to get out of the division, and now we have gone up another level to the Championship. It is a big step up.

“We have brought in a lot of new players, and it has taken us a bit longer to gel. We have been punished for individual mistakes. But the manager and his staff are experienced and are working hard to eliminate these. There is nothing I would panic about.”

Mandaric also has not ruled out further use of the loan market if Dave Jones deems it necessary: “That is possible - but we have a lot of new players already,” he says. “They have not gelled 100 per cent as a team yet. It is a matter of time.”

Full report in The Star tomorrow.