Rival boss goes big on the set-piece threat

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BLACKBURN caretaker manager Eric Black has given Wednesday a crumb of comfort by pointing out how quickly fortunes can change in the Championship.

“Anybody can beat anybody,” said Black, acknowledging that his team had to battle hard to deny the Owls victory at Ewood Park on Wednesday.

The Rovers coach has also acknowledged the strengths of Dave Jones’ team as they bid to climb the Championship table.

“Sheffield Wednesday consistently put the ball in to the main striker; they’ve got two wingers with pace, and two midfield players with energy coming up behind it. So it wasn’t easy for us to defend it and get out,” he said.

“Our back four defended magnificently, and the two centre-backs were immense; we defended well under difficult circumstances - Sheffield Wednesday were without doubt the biggest team we have played this season.

“We knew their set-pieces were a major threat, and that proved to be the case.”

Black added: “The division is unbelievably competitive, so difficult. I wouldn’t want to be a betting man and put money on what happens, because of the unpredictability of the performances. Anybody can beat anybody.”

Meanwhile Ipswich’s Carlos Edwards says the Town squad are rallying around caretaker boss Chris Hutchings and targeting a good result against the Owls.