Dominic Iorfa on Garry Monk, goals and ‘a perfect blend’ from Sheffield Wednesday
A goal, a clean sheet and three points for Dominic Iorfa today, and Sheffield Wednesday’s towering centre back could not be happier to help take some pressure off Garry Monk.
Iorfa, who opened the scoring early doors with a striker’s finish for the Owls, put in another impressive showing on Saturday, leading from the back as he has done so often this season.
No player on the field completed more tackles than the 25-year-old (4) and his clearance tally (4) was only bettered by two others, one of which was Tom Lees (6).
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The defender has been a shining light in a tough season for SWFC this season, and he says that Monk has their backing as they try to prepare for a better 2020/21 campaign after securing their Championship status today – barring a points deduction from the English Football League.
“The whole team is behind him,” Iorfa said after the game. “As you can see from our performances, especially since we’ve come back, everyone is fighting for the manager, everyone is working 100%, but sometimes there are just little mistakes - today we didn’t make any, and that’s important.
“Over the course of this year we’ve made too many mistakes and been punished, and down the other end we haven’t been clinical enough. Today was a perfect blend of both - solid at the back and took our chances.”
Meanwhile, Iorfa also admitted that it would have been nice to have some travelling Wednesdayites with them in London today, but insists that the mindset doesn’t change with or without them.
He added, “Our away fans are unbelievable, and I feel like the atmosphere would’ve been really good today, but it’s one of those things.
“Obviously the fans make a big difference to keep you going, but once you’re on the pitch it’s the same mindset. I don’t think it’s changed the intensity, but the atmosphere 100%.”
There’s now a quick turnaround for the Owls as they prepare to host Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night in the hunt for three more points.