Owls fan’s view: We must move on from Wickham

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It’s been a week of moving on in Wednesday World, writes Steve Walmsley.

First, we moved on from two defeats on the bounce to gain a valuable win at Huddersfield - iffy first 30 minutes but in control after that - and we needed it to maintain the gap between us and the bottom three.

After Monday we had to move on from the FA Cup defeat to Charlton, during which the only resistance we offered in that first 30 minutes was unconditional surrender. That set the tone for a very disappointing evening.

We had a go in the second half but once their second goal went in, the game was up for us.

The other disappointment of the night was the performance of referee Mr Clattenburg, who seemed to think that 24,000 people had paid to see him.

Gary Madine has to move on from his past indiscretions to demonstrate he is worthy of wearing our shirt at Championship level. And speaking of strikers, we have to move from Connor Wickham - he scored goals, his price went up and Sunderland did what was financially best for them.

Dirty L**ds got Barkley too by doing the same. It is maddening but that’s where we are. MM isn’t going to throw money at it and we don’t need further debt to service wages we can’t afford - we have to dig in to maintain Championship status and hope new investment arrives, which is more likely in the Championship.

And finally the players have to move on from this week and deliver a performance tomorrow against Boro of which we can be truly proud - we deserve it after the Monday letdown.