Sheffield Wednesday: Owls look to tame in-form Tigers

Owls youngster Jordan Thorniley
Owls youngster Jordan Thorniley
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Defender Jordan Thorniley is confident the Owls can nullify in-form Hull City’s attacking firepower at the KCOM Stadium today.

The Tigers have scored 11 goals in their last three Championship matches, including a 5-0 thumping of relegation-haunted Burton Albion in midweek. Wednesday have gone 11 matches without keeping a shut out and Thorniley, who was deployed at left-back against Queens Park Rangers, accepts a number of “lapses in concentration” have cost them over the last two months.

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But the 21-year-old is backing the team to deliver a strong defensive performance in their penultimate away fixture of a poor season.

“It’s definitely a big task but we are capable of keeping a clean sheet,” Thorniley told The Star. “There are good players in the team who can keep clean sheets but we have to concentrate for the whole 90 minutes.”

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Injury problems and a lack of consistency has troubled Wednesday throughout the campaign. After a three-match winning run, Jos Luhukay’s men have now lost their last two fixtures.

Thorniley said: “You have good and bad runs in football. With this season, it has been up and down. Mainly down.

“The manager came in at a difficult time. He has got us to a position where we are more or less safe. I think we are one win from being mathematically safe.”

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