Under-achievers? Skipper says ‘we have let people down but now is the time to show the real Sheffield Wednesday’

Tommy Miller
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Captain Tommy Miller believes that is it time for the REAL Sheffield Wednesday to step forth.

The new skipper sees the last two performances as having been of the calibre that the club should have been producing regularly all season.

Instead of sustaining a promotion challenge, the former League One leaders have found themselves in the wrong half of the table.

But four points and two clean sheets from two tough away games - against second-place Bournemouth and Carlisle - have cast a fresh light on their capabilities.

“We know for a fact we have under-achieved this season,” Miller told The Star.

“We have let a lot of people down, and it’s about time we got back up that table and started to show the real Sheffield Wednesday, because there are some good players in that dressing room.”

Miller, who scored the goal that earned victory at Carlisle, says that the Owls must now simply take one step at a time.

“It was a big win for us; Notts County had won on Friday night; all of a sudden they’d gone above us and we’d gone down another place, and you’re sort of looking at the bottom four: we still have to pull further away from there.

“We’ve got Plymouth at home on Saturday: they’re going to be like a lot of teams - they’ll get men behind the ball and try to frustrate us.

“We have to break them down, get the three points and take one game at a time.”

With nine out of the remaining 15 games being at Hillsborough, Miller feels that home form will be “crucial.”

He said: “If we can do well at home then, who knows, we must just find ourselves in with a chance of a play-off spot, but it’s sort of faded away a bit, which is very disappointing.”

Miller is back in the side after a seven-match lay-off with a hamstring injury.

Wednesday reserves play Derby at Belper today (2pm).