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Megson praises Wednesday start

Megson praises Wednesday start

Wednesday boss Gary Megson was pleased with his side's 'terrific' start to the season but warned supporters not to get carried away.

Goals from captain Rob Jones and David Prutton saw the Owls to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Rochdale at Hillsborough to kick-off the new npower League One season in winning fashion.

But although the Owls boss was pleased with his side's first 90 minutes of the season, he's warned that there's plenty of work to be done before Owls fans can start thinking about a promotion-winning campaign.

'Yeah terrific, we said to the players about what we're looking for in the first game and we got the lot all in one go which was first goal, first clean sheet, first point, first win; it's all come in the firs 90 minutes,' he said.

'It's not being clever, it's something Howard Wilkinson used to instil into us when we played for him, you want all those things as quickly as you can and fortunately for us we got them all in the first 90 minutes.'

Without winning in spectacular fashion - Prutton's superb volley aside - the Owls put in a solid performance and looked hard to beat.

And Megson praised the work rate of his team, and called for more of the same to please the Hillsborough faithful.

He said: 'From experience, the Wednesday crowd, and probably crowds up and down the country will always respond to effort and desire and honesty for the same shirt that they're wearing in the stands and they will appreciate that.

'If players want to to be appreciated all they've got to do is put in a terrific amount of effort and just show that the result means just as much to the players as it does to the supporters.'

Wednesday now go into a tough Carling Cup clash at home against Blackpool on Thursday night and a long trip to Bournemouth for their first away game of the new campaign next Saturday.

There's still a long way to go this season and the Owls boss knows that all-too well. He isn't getting carried away from one solid performance.

'[It was a] Good start, on it's own it doesn't mean a great deal it just gives you that little bit of a kick-start momentum,2 he said.

'Wednesday, after four games I think, were unbeaten last year and things changed at the beginning of February. I've had teams where we've won the first game and found myself resigning in February. I've also had teams where we've lost 4-1 in the first game, brought the paint off the walls and won the next seven games on the trot.

'On its own its a good start but it doesn't indicate anything.'



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Writer:Nick
Date:Sunday August 7 2011
Time: 10:29AM

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Yep. He continues to make all the right noises and good on him for that. Of course no-one's getting carried away and complacency won't be creeping in anytime soon either, but everyone associated with the club EXPECTS us to mount a strong challenge this season and rightly so. It's a big fish/ small pond thing. The opposition may be smaller than us but it's odds on they'll be quicker, hungrier and more familiar with the pond! That doesn't mean we shouldn't gobble 'em up anyway but for Meggo to suggest that would just heap pressure on himself and the players. I still say he's the ideal man for the job.
OurMaurice
08/08/2011 12:39:00
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