Sheffield Wednesday: Gray’s relaxed over job

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Stuart Gray is convinced he has the full support of prospective new Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri, but is acutely aware results must improve for him to keep his job.

The Owls head coach met with Chansiri, who completed his £30m takeover over a fortnight ago of the Championship club, yesterday to outline his plans for the future. Wednesday are still waiting for Chansiri’s buyout to be approved by the Football League.

Questions have recently been raised over Gray’s position following Wednesday’s dip in form. They have fallen to 11th in the table after picking up just two points from their last five outings.

Gray, who could be without Glenn Loovens (ankle) and Jose Semedo (toe) for tomorrow’s Hillsborough tussle with Brighton and Hove Albion, said: “I think the owners have already stated that (reassurance) by allowing me to bring four players in. They are in it for the long haul and want to get this club going forward.

“They care and are disappointed with the results as well.

“I’ve been in the game long enough to know it’s about results. Two points from the last five games is not acceptable.

“Five games ago, people were probably talking about the play-offs and now there is a bit of a gap. That’s how quickly things can change.

“We need to get out of this little bit of a rut and keep confidence high.”

“We have players out of contracts so that’s the biggest reminder for players. With the new owners coming in, they have got ambitions and want to push the club forward and I want to do that both on and off the pitch.

“Talking about that is cheap. You’ve got to go out and produce.