Could angry changing room row be a turning point in Sheffield Wednesday's season?

Emotions ran high in the Sheffield Wednesday changing room after their 3-0 defeat at Brentford, with senior players stepping up to make their voices heard.

Friday, 26th February 2021, 6:00 am

The Owls take on out-of-form Luton Town tomorrow hoping to get back to winning ways after their third consecutive goalless outing.

The frustration of Wednesday players was obvious in midweek and sources close to the Owls changing room have revealed to The Star that three first team players, including midfielder Sam Hutchinson, took turns to speak passionately about a number of issues they had with their performances in recent weeks.

Caretaker boss Neil Thompson also had his say as media in London were left waiting for quite some time for his post-match press conference as the discussion rumbled on.

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Sam Hutchinson has made a big impact since his return to Sheffield Wednesday.

The club’s two previous managers, Garry Monk and Tony Pulis, have had plenty to say on a lack of leadership and character in the Wednesday changing room.

Asked of his assessment of the squad’s fight and leadership, Thompson said: “There was a bit in there now, that's for sure.

“We had a frank discussion. We can't hide away from the reality of where we are. It is what it is.

“We have had a chat in there. Everyone has had their say which is what you need. You need that because that's how you sort things out and we will find out at the weekend.”

With a home clash against fellow survival strugglers and South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United laying in wait ahead of Wednesday next week, the side have no time to waste and must bounce back from the disappointment of their current form.

Thompson admitted his side were a little fragile on confidence but said he was confident they can turn their form around with plenty of football still to be played.

“We have to lift ourselves because the games aren't going anywhere,” he said.

“There are still 15 games left, a third of the season. We’ve got to look positive and I have come out of a dressing room that is not very happy and quite rightly. We are disappointed.

“You have got to find it from within to lift yourself and get back on a run.”

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