Sheffield Wednesday star hopes Garry Monk's side have turned a corner ahead of Wigan Athletic clash

Homegrown goalkeeper Cameron Dawson hopes the Owls’ heavy home defeat to Blackburn Rovers will prove to be a turning point in their season.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 6:46 am

Garry Monk's side bounced back after their 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Rovers by dumping Queens Park Rangers out of the FA Cup last Friday.

"Football has a weird way of biting you on the backside sometimes," Dawson told The Star. "Hopefully that (Blackburn) can really give us the kick and really drive us on for the home run."

Monk held a meeting with his players to ‘clear the air’ following their dire Blackburn showing.

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Dawson said: "It was important we were honest with each other.

"We were led by the manager but there were strong players' points of views as well.

"We all sat down with each other and got our points across.

"That is sometimes what is needed and hopefully we can have a big push towards the end of the season."

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson

It is consistency that Wednesday are striving for as they prepare to return to league action with a trip to second-from-bottom Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night, according to Dawson.

"We know exactly what we need to be to be successful," said the 24-year-old. "It is just about bringing that every matchday.

"We didn't bring that against Blackburn and we deserved what we got.

"It was important we showed what we are about against QPR. We went back to basics a bit and earned the right. I felt the boys did that and were great value for the win.”

Dawson, a lifelong Wednesday fan, was quick to pay tribute to the 3,000 plus supporters that travelled to QPR.

He said: "They were magnificent.

"It was a bit of a sickener last week so we are very thankful for them coming out in their numbers again. They really drove us on as a team and were excellent."

When asked who he wants in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Dawson said: "I don't really mind.

"We will try to win the next game and put a bit of form into the league and when the next cup game comes along we will look to win that game."