“You can’t rely on anyone else…” – Neil Thompson says Sheffield Wednesday need to capitalise after results ‘went for us’
Birmingham City, Coventry City and Huddersfield Town all lost over the weekend, and Sheffield Wednesday need to capitalise on it as they make the trip to Stoke.
The Owls face Stoke City on Tuesday evening as they return to Championship action following the postponement of their clash with Swansea City on Saturday, and Neil Thompson admits that there were some favourable results in the last couple of days.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the SWFC boss said, “What we’ve always wanted to do is drag teams into it but what’s happened recently is other teams have been winning games and we’ve had to be at the top of our form to pick up results and get back into the pack.
“One or two results went for us yesterday but there’s a long way to go yet with a lot of twists and turns to come. When anyone around you doesn’t get the points they need, you have to try and balance that up by having a good week and we have two big games coming up.
“We are focusing on ourselves. You can’t rely on anyone else dropping points or doing you a favour, it doesn’t work like that. You expect teams around you to pick up points but we can only control what we’re doing.”
Wednesday face Stoke at the Bet365 Stadium on Tuesday at 7pm, and the Owls could go as high as 19th if other results go their way elsewhere in the Championship, but it won’t be easy against a side looking to get back in contention for the Play-Off places.