SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Owls must stay on the boil, feels Miguel Llera

Two-goal hero: Miguel Llera celebrate against Millwall.              Picture: steve ellis
Two-goal hero: Miguel Llera celebrate against Millwall. Picture: steve ellis
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MATCH-winner Miguel Llera feels that Wednesday are proving a point after surging to second place in the Championship.

The defender whose two goals clinched a thrilling 3-2 win against Millwall believes that the Owls’ results and performances show they are well suited to the division after coming up from League One.

“We have started quite well; it is important for the squad,” he said.

“Some players had not played in the Championship before; it is important that they can play well in the Championship, and for the club to show the people that we are good enough to play in this division.

“But it would be a mistake to think further ahead than the game agaimst Fulham on Tuesday.

“Every weekend we can improve a little bit more. Each game we have conceded two goals - we can improve on that aspect.

“But the team showed the people a good reaction - in the second half we improved a lot. We are second. I think we need to go step by step, game by game.”

The 32-year-old says that team spirit and competition for places are driving the club on: “The atmosphere in the dressing room is good; everyone is involved.

“Even the players who are not in the team are training very well and pushing hard for places.

“We need to keep going - if not, our situation can change very quickly.

“We will go to Crystal Palace on Saturday looking for three points.”

Llera believes that tomorrow’s Capital One Cup tie against Fulham will be a game to enjoy: “We have nothing to lose. We’ll play without any pressure.”

The centre half was booked for leaving the field after his 90th minute winner but could not resist celebrating with Kop supporters: “Every week our fans are unbelievable,” he said.