VIDEO: Stuart Gray frustrated by Sheffield Wednesday’s inability to break down Birmingham

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray bemoaned a lack of quality in the final third as Sheffield Wednesday huffed and puffed to a 0-0 draw with Birmingham City at Hillsborough.

In a game of very few chances, Gray admitted that the Owls struggled to breakdown a Blues side who have been difficult to beat since Gary Rowett took charge at the end of October.

Owls new boy Will Keane on his loan debut

Owls new boy Will Keane on his loan debut

“They got beat 8-0 by Bournemouth and since then he (Rowett) has set his teams up to defend deep and play compact and hit you on the break but that’s the way he’s set his team up and it’s up to us to break (them) down,” said Gray.

“Our only real bit of quality in the first half was Jacques Maghoma’s chance which was a great bit of play.

“Then in the second half it was a case of again, they defended deep and then when we finally had a little bit of quality, we’ve got to the byline and put a cross in and Nuhiu has got to hit the target with a header. They are the thin dividing lines at the minute between only getting one point and probably not playing very well or playing to our maximum tonight and getting three points.”

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