VIDEO: Sheffield Wednesday: It’s time WE had a party says Stuart Gray

Stuart Gray saluted the Owls fans at the end of the game against Watford
Stuart Gray saluted the Owls fans at the end of the game against Watford
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Stuart Gray has urged the Owls not to forget the celebratory scenes at Watford on Saturday in a hurry.

Gray wants to see his men spark a similar promotion party atmosphere at Hillsborough in the not too distant future.

“You could see the party atmosphere and that would be nice for Sheffield Wednesday fans to have as well,” Gray said.

“We will sit down with the players this week and move forward, building on what we have achieved.”

Wednesday were largely outplayed at Vicarage Road on Saturday only for Watford to fail to turn the screw.

Atdhe Nuhiu’s injury time equaliser would ultimately deny the Hornets the Championship title but it did not dampen celebrations at the final whistle.

Gray says the game showed where the Owls have to improve if they are to achieve owner Dejphon Chansiri’s goal of Premier League football by 2017.

He said: “They’ve got three strikers who got 60-odd goals between them and that’s where we’ve let ourselves down this season.

“We had an opportunity to win more games by converting more chances.

“You have to see with Watford what have in their forwards certainly helps you get promoted.

“Scoring goals is an art in itself. The players are out there but they become expensive.

“We need the right balance in the team.

“We go into pre-season with some strikers in house but we all know that we have to strengthen in that area.

“We want to be competitive next season and we realise we have fallen short in front of goal this season.”

Keiren Westwood missed the trip to Watford with a calf problem, Gray confirmed afterwards.