Sheffield Wednesday: Stuart Gray ‘amazed’ at scoreless draw with Derby

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray admitted he was surprised that his side’s Championship clash with Derby County ended without a goal.

The Owls were impressive for long spells and Derby could have snatched it but for a Keiren Westwood save from Johnny Russell late on,

Owls boss Stuart Gray

Owls boss Stuart Gray

Gray was pleased with the performance of his players but felt they possibly should have taken all three points.

“It was two good teams both going for the win and I’m amazed it’s finished 0-0,” he said.

“I wanted a fast start and I just thought we nullified them really with the intensity and the hard work we put in.

“It was an entertaining 0-0 draw, I’m just disappointed that I’m not sat here talking to you about three points. I thought we had a 20-minute period in the first half where we probably dominated the game. But that’s a quality side we’ve just played so the players should take a lot of encouragement from it.

“It just shows you how important goalkeepers are in your team; Lee Grant did very well for Derby and when Keiren Westwood had to pull off a save, around about the 80th minute, it was a big save for us.

“If I keep getting those performances from those 11 players I’ve put out, plus the subs, we’ll win more games than we’ll lose.”

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