Sheffield Wednesday pair on Owls aims as Championship restart confirmed

With the return of Championship football now confirmed, Sheffield Wednesday sit in an interesting position in the table, nine points clear of the drop zone and eight short of the playoff spots.

Saturday, 6th June 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 7th June 2020, 7:08 pm

An instant return to the red-hot form that saw them rise to third place at Christmas could see them re-enter the playoff conversation. Picking up where they left off prior to the lockdown, however, could see the Owls begin to look nervously over their shoulders, especially with the threat of a potential points deduction looming over the club.

Speaking to The Star earlier in the lockdown, first-team coach Lee Bullen laid down the challenge to the Owls players to make the most of the pause in the season and aim for the top six.

But Wednesday pair Moses Odubajo and Joey Pelupessy revealed that no definite targets have been spoken about by management since the club’s return to training last week, with Garry Monk having spoken about taking each fixture as it comes.

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: A general view as Sheffield Wednesday players gather in a team huddle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall at Hillsborough Stadium on February 01, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

“We’ve not spoken too much about it,” Odubajo told The Star.

“The boys just want to win as many games as possible and see where we end up. No targets have been set, no goals have been made.

“We just want to take every game as it comes. If we perform to our best we’ll win games, we know that.

“And if we can’t win we need to find a way to start making sure we don't lose.”

Sheffield Wednesday defender Moses Odubajo has answered questions on the club's aims heading into the restart of the Championship.

And Pelupessy, speaking to the media this week following the extension of his Wednesday contract, followed a similar line.

“After a lot of losing, it is hard to put a clear target on it,” he said.

“We need to be ready and prepare really well for that first game. The most important thing is we prepare ourselves really well and not look too far ahead.”

“We finished in a bad way in the last games. We were third at Christmas and then three months later 15th.

“Pride is a really important thing because we have to show for ourselves, the fans and the club that we are better than what we showed in the last period.

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Thank you, Alex.