Sheffield Wednesday: Stuart Gray left to joke after Owls’ nervy finish

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Stuart Gray was left with a wry smile on his face when asked about his Wednesday side enduring a nervy finish at Wigan on Tuesday night.

The hosts, down to ten men, pushed hard for an equaliser late in the game after Atdhe Nuhiu put the Owls in front.

And, with a win safely under his belt after the Owls held on, the head coach was left to joke about his side rarely getting the job done early this season.

“It wouldn’t be us if we didn’t kill teams off,” Gray said.

“We just need to have a little more composure and a bit more self belief and a little more quality in the final third.

“We had three or four chances to kill the game off but our weight of pass and decision making let us down.”

While again left ruing missed chances from his side, Gray was delighted with the work ethic Wednesday showed at the DW Stadium.

He said: “As soon we lost the ball, it was the effort, commitment and desire to get back and fill in for people.

“In the first 20 minutes, we gave the ball away far too cheaply and we were having to defend too much.

“Our one touch play was poor and so was some of our decision making.

“But then we were on the front foot.”

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