Sheffield Wednesday: Garry Monk issues stark warning to Owls stars on the eve of Charlton Athletic showdown
Owls manager Garry Monk has warned his players that Charlton Athletic will be a "difficult proposition" at The Valley tomorrow afternoon.
Monk's side will be bidding to get their Championship campaign back on track in the capital after slipping to 10th in the standings following a five-match winless run.
They face an Addicks side, who secured promotion to the second-tier last season via the League One play-offs, short on confidence after a poor sequence of results and having to contend with a lengthy injury list.
But Wednesday have won just one point from their last seven league visits to London (W0 D1 L6), failing to score in each of their last four visits to the capital.
Monk said: "They [Charlton] are a very difficult team. They are a team that has huge effort and commitment for each other. They have that spirit after coming up. You often see that with teams that have been promoted.
"They have that spirit and are used to that winning mentality because they have been winning lots of games to get promoted. Being at home, they will be a difficult proposition."
The Owls chief will be without defensive duo Liam Palmer and Julian Börner due to suspension.
"We are just concentrating on ourselves," stressed Monk. "We got so many bits right and we are so close to being where we need to be. We have been unfortunate within that but we will go into the game focused on ourselves.
"We respect what we are going to face but we will keep trying to push ourselves."