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SHEFFIELD Wednesday’s fans are worried about the club’s sudden dip in form.

While four points from three successive matches at Hillsborough hardly constitutes a crisis, the Owls have fallen behind Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town in the League One promotion race

Gary Megson’s men now trail league leaders Charlton Athletic by 10 points in the wake of their 2-2 draw with Hartlepool United and the supporters believe there are a number of things which need to be rectified.

Devonwiseowl posted on “Lack of quality is costing us points, in that we are failing to put teams to the sword. We had no answer to Charlton and I think we could have played another 30 minutes and still not scored. I do think the return of Madine will be a boost as he always seems likely to score and teams have their work cut out worrying about him.

“As good a leader as he is, I think Rob Jones is a liability at the back because of his lack of pace and poor distribution.

“Too many points being needlessly thrown away just lately. Hopefully Gary Megson and Milan Mandaric will sort this out during the window. Still confident we will go up though.”

Nightbird echoed his sentiments, saying: “Too many points squandered. Over half way in the season and no one seems to have the answer to keeping a lead. Lack of goals is also a problem, just look at goal differences at the top.”

Bentley boy added: “We are lacking flair and and invention. Everyone has fallen into the trap of thinking that it [promotion] will be fought out between the Sheffield clubs and then up pops Huddersfield. The pressure is on and it is pressure we have brought upon ourselves by inconsistent performances.”

On the other side of the city, Sheffield United’s followers remain optimistic about their prospects of going up despite their controversial 1-0 loss at the Addicks.

DexterMorgan commented: “Gutted to lose and a draw would have been a fair result but at least we didn’t lose with 11 men behind the ball like we would have done a couple of years ago.”

Ldn Rd Blade added: “Unlucky Blades; had more possession, more shots and more corners than Charlton and at their ground. Still maintain we are the best side in the league.”

United defender Harry Maguire on his Twitter account tweeted: “Very unlucky yesterday; should of got something out the game; didn’t get what we deserved.”