Sheffield Wednesday press conference LIVE: Jamie Smith on team news and the monster clash at Derby County

Hello and welcome to The Star’s live coverage of Jamie Smith’s press conference heading into this weekend’s clash-of-all-clashes against Derby County.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 1:40 pm

Nothing less than a win will do for the Owls, who are also praying on a Cardiff result against Rotherham to stay in the Championship.

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We’ll be on-hand to deliver everything Smith has to say – in real time – at the blog below.

Sheffield Wednesday skipper Barry Bannan and assistant manager Jamie Smith.

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That’s about it from Jamie

See you tomorrow..

JS on player wages

I’m here to talk about football. I don’t get involved in that. The lads have been spot on this week in terms of how they go about their work.

JS on Osaze Urhoghide

It’s tactical and to freshen it up. That’s why he came out of the team.

JS on potential changes

We’ll see how the lads are tomorrow. We’ll make the decisions from there.

It’s a big, fantastic club. But it’s a tough league, it’s not easy. Every team we play, we’re up for a big challenge and it is a tough league.

They’ve got some top players in the attacking part of the pitch and there are a few we have to look out for.

It’s huge. For everybody at the club.

JS on Moore cont.

We’ll have to see and we’ll take it day by day to see how he is. We just don’t know.

Potentially he’ll be in the director’s boss if nothing else.

He’s spoken about belief, being positive and looking forward to the game.

JS on message to the fans

We’re hoping to get the three points and for things to go our way.

We’re doing everything we can to win the game tomorrow.

JS on players speaking

It’s been the same on us preparing for every game. We’re focused and ready.

JS on managing nerves

It’s not just us. It;s a game we must win, the players know that and it’s been a really good week’s training.

We’ll take that out tomorrow.

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