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Sturrock To 'Do A Job' On Owls

Former Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock insists he hopes the Owls stay up this season, but will be going about his usual business tonight as he looks to bag three points for Plymouth Argyle.

Sturrock makes his first return to Hillsborough since his sacking last season, and although the Owls are desperate for all three points in the battle against the drop, Sturrock won't be taking it easy in front of his adoring Hillsborough fans.

The Scot guided Wednesday to promotion from League One during his first season at the Wednesday helm before helping the Owls' to survival in the Championship at the first attempt and getting the sack after a slow start to the following season.

His success at S6, and more so his shock departure after only agreeing a new deal at S6 weeks before his sacking, saw him become the most successful Owls' boss in recent times, and earn him a fine reputation among the Owls faithful.

And he told the Sheffield Star: 'I'm glad to see that Wednesday have been picking up points, I had a good relationship with the fans and most of the players that I had are still there.'

'I have to do my job for Plymouth, but I hope that Wednesday stay up.

'I don't hold any grudges even though I feel I did a good enough job. I left the club in better condition than when I took over.

'There are a lot of nice people there. I really enjoyed my time there and there's no malice from me. But I will try to do a professional job for my club and get three points.'

Sturrock will bring his Plymouth squad to Hillsborough in search of three points which will keep the Pilgrims' slim play-off hopes alive, along with fellow former Owls Steve Maclean and Yoann Folly.

All three are set to have a welcome return to Sheffield, although they could have a big impact on Wednesday's relegation worries this season, not that it will be of any concern to the trio on the night.

Sturrock added: 'Last Saturday was a huge blow. But we're not finished yet. Until we're dead and buried, we're going to give it a go.'




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 14 2008

Time: 9:00AM

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come on sturrock give us the 3points
mick66owl
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14/04/2008 09:45:00

no chance of that mick he will want to win no doubt about it tonight. laws seems to be able to fire you up for the big games and tonight is a very important game. if you play like you did against us you will win, anything else and you will be up against it. i think you will be really fired up tonight im going for a 2-1 win for you. the fans will play a big part tonight
bladesforlife1889
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14/04/2008 13:09:00

Come on KPS, throw the game for us, you know you want to!
johnnywalker69
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14/04/2008 13:14:00

Anyone else got the squits thinking about tonight????
SuperOwls
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14/04/2008 13:59:00

i dnt think well win tonight but i cant see us drawing coz weve drawn so many :( but then again i dont think well lose, so to be honest i aint got a clue, im more worried about the leicester and blackpool games coz we can afford to lose this IF we beat leicester n blackpool
smiggyswfc
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14/04/2008 14:38:00

I wudnt say we cud afford to lose. A win today and then beat Blackpool saturday and you would think we COULD be just about safe. Im not saying we will. i know everyone is looking at Leicester but theres still Cov, Blackpool, Soton. win tonight and win at blackpool puts them 4 points behind us with 2 games to go. plus leicester play barnsley on saturday so they cud do us a real favour. come on you reds. 3-1 to us tonight. Cum on wednesday.
TarnOwl
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14/04/2008 14:54:00

I think we will win 2-1 tonight and it's going to be a nail bitter, yet again!!
will it ever happen
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14/04/2008 15:11:00

looks like bullens back 2nite but kavanagh out
mick66owl
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14/04/2008 15:19:00

Absolutely ****tin myself abut 2nite. Only 3 points will do, come on wednesday!!!
benowl
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14/04/2008 15:56:00

Are there any tickets left for the Blackpool game does anyone know?
LP-OWL
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14/04/2008 15:57:00

Anybody trying to predict the result of any championship match this season normally ends up looking silly, anybody can literally beat anybody! My heart say a 3-1 Wednesday win but my head says it won't be as easy as that, this is Wednesday after all, don't do anything the easy way! Hopefully the sky cameras can bring some luck and a vital win as against the blunts in January!!!
sussexowl
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14/04/2008 16:06:00

no tickets left for blackpool..sold out ages ago.
WORKSOP..OWL
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14/04/2008 16:38:00

I agree benowl it's gonna be a stressful evening. Can only hope for an early goal to calm the nerves. Whatever happens we have to sing our hearts out even if it looks like going tits up - one thing can be said for the run in we've had, we don't know when we're down and the lads push to the end! I'd love a 3-1 victory but think it's going to be tougher than that. That said, I would rather be playing Plymouth than a fellow struggler!
SuperOwls
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14/04/2008 16:50:00

 

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