Morgan Fox explains how Sheffield Wednesday turned their horror post-Christmas run on its head as he looks ahead at next few games
Sheffield Wednesday can go into a run of winnable games with confidence after some stern words raised the sense of togetherness in the squad, according to defender Morgan Fox.
The side looked in danger of tumbling from promotion contention as defeats to Stoke, Cardiff and Hull inside a week threatened to derail a pre-Christmas momentum that had taken them to third place.
But hugely impressive victories at Premier League Brighton and Leeds has turned that notion on its head, inspiring a comeback that places the Owls back in the top six and looking forward to an FA Cup fourth round tie at QPR.
And 26-year-old Fox, who knows more than most the importance of turning around perceptions having gone from being boo-boy to first-team shoo-in in recent months, said that spirits are high as they look ahead to league clashes against Blackburn and Wigan.
“Everyone in the squad would run through brick walls for each other and that's starting to show,” he said after the 2-0 win at Leeds.
“It's been relentless through Christmas and obviously it wasn't a great Christmas for us.
“When you're on a high, from that game last week, you're itching to get back out there. I think you can see that.
“We had a great week's training and I'm sure we'll have that again.”
Asked whether the sores of that winless run have now fully healed, Fox said: “Of course.
“We lost three games in a row but we did it in a week. We're over that. If we'd lost three games through January we'd have been a whole month down the line and then it starts to fester.
“We've put it way behind us now.”
Blackburn and Wigan have been locked in the lower reaches of the Championship for much of the season and Fox maintained the Owls would be taking no opposition lightly.
“In the Championship everyone beats everyone,” he said.
“The next run of games we've got coming up, we'll be looking to add to the win we got at Leeds.
“We can build on it. If you look at the squad there's a lot of experience there and everyone has been around the Championship for a while.”