What Massimo Luongo had to say on Sheffield Wednesday's home form

Midfielder Massimo Luongo is acutely aware the Owls need to urgently address their home form if they are to stay in the Championship promotion mix.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 4:44 pm

Wednesday have lost three on the spin on their own turf, including Saturday's humiliating 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Blackburn Rovers.

Defeat saw Garry Monk's men drop to 10th in the Championship, three points adrift of sixth-placed Swansea City.

Speaking to Australian-based The World Game, Luongo, who was left bemused after receiving a red card for a late tackle on Lewis Travis in the first half against Rovers, said: “Even without the red card we weren’t at our best - that’s not the standard we want to keep as a club.

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“We’ve got to be better than that. Our home form has been far from great and we have to fix that, I don’t know what it is.

"If we can find a solution we should be cruising going into the play-offs.

“Away from home we’ve been great. We’ve got to find a balance there.

“The play-offs are expected of us the way the season has been going.

Owls midfielder Massimo Luongo

“We’ve had a little dip (with three defeats from the last four) but most teams have had those dips also.”

The Owls are appealing Luongo’s red card. Should Wednesday fail to get the Australian international’s ban overturned, he will six-out their next three fixtures against Queens Park Rangers, Wigan Athletic and Millwall.

“I’m confident the decision will be rescinded,” he said. “There was no malice at all in the challenge.”