Sheffield Wednesday: Owls stars eye Bristol City payback

Wednesday captain Tom Lees has revenge on his mind ahead of their trip to Bristol City this weekend.

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 3:59 pm
Updated Friday, 5th October 2018, 3:57 am

The Owls, who currently occupy 12th position in the Championship following back-to-back home draws with Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion, return to the scene of their 4-0 thumping when they visit Ashton Gate on Sunday.

Lees, a half-time replacement for Daniel Pudil when the two clubs last met in March, was powerless to prevent Wednesday from sliding to their biggest defeat of Jos Luhukay's reign.

"Yeah, we probably do owe them one," Lees told The Star. "Bristol is a massive game for us. They are in a sticky little patch and will be up for it.

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"Hopefully, I won't be coming on at 3-0 down this year.

"It is a tough place to go but they have changed in how they play. They have changed a lot of personnel, too.

"They are a good team so we can't afford to sulk about West Brom.

"We knew West Brom would not be easy. I doubt anyone thought we would be 2-0 up with ten minutes to go.

"But now we move on to Bristol. It is definitely a winnable game. If we win, maybe it makes West Brom not so bad. But we have to learn from what happened.

"As we showed against West Brom, we can beat anyone when at it. We just need to eradicate the silly errors."

Midfielder Adam Reach is confident Wednesday have learned lessons from their miserable Bristol experience.

"It wasn't a nice day," admitted Reach. "That was a point where we were in a transitional phase.

"Jos [Luhukay] had come in and we were still trying to find our feet under him.

"I might have been captain that day as we had a lot of injuries.

"We are not going there thinking of last season. They are a different side but so are we.

"We will go there full of confidence trying to bring three points home."