Hoskins guns for Owls’ six-shooters

Goal joy: Chris Sedgwick celebrates after giving Wednesday the lead against Rovers in December.
Goal joy: Chris Sedgwick celebrates after giving Wednesday the lead against Rovers in December.
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BRISTOL Rovers star Will Hoskins is warning the Owls that his team are desperate to avenge their 6-2 defeat at Hillsborough.

Survival points are even more important to the Pirates when the sides clash at the Memorial Stadium today.

But former Rotherham United striker Hoskins also feels that the scale of the Hillsborough result leaves Rovers with a score to settle.

If they fail, then, currently in third-from-bottom spot, they could be relegated today, depending on other results.

“I thrive on this sort of pressure,” says Hoskins, who score both of Bristol’s December goals against the Owls.

“It’s exciting. If things turn out as we want, it will be a nice feeling.

“The mood of the camp is brilliant and it’s been that way every since Stuart Campbell took over.

“I think the game at Wednesday’s place was probably the best they have played all season. They were unstoppable that day, so we owe them one.

“If we do our bit, we’re more than capable of winning. We have to make sure we’re not relying on other teams’ results on the last day of the season.”

Wednesday have already sent bottom club Swindon down this week and denied another team of strugglers, Walsall, two home points last Saturday.

Owls fans will be watching the relegation battle probably in the hope that some of the long away trips will be wiped from the calendar.

Three points cover four clubs: Plymouth, on 42, Bristol and Dagenham, each 44, and Walsall, 45.

Notts County, 49, are not out of danger yet but are favourites to complete an escape.

Plymouth looked doomed for long periods but have won three of their last four games and have a match in hand, albeit it at Southampton, on Monday, The Pilgrims face Exeter away today and Leyton Orient at home next Saturday.Bristol’s final match will be at Colchester.

Dagenham face Carlisle at home today and Peterborough away next Saturday. Walsall will be at home to Charlton and away to Southampton.