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Burley Wary Of Owls Threat

Burley Wary Of Owls Threat

Southampton boss George Burley has revealed he is wary of the threat in-form Wednesday pose - but is hoping fortress Hillsborough will provide the boost his side needs to pick up three points.

The former Hearts and Derby County boss will be celebrating his first anniversary in charge of the Saints today - and will be hoping to top off his transformation of the St Mary's outfit with a vital victory.

'Wednesday have done very well of late and although they were beaten by Birmingham last week all the reports say they were by far the better team,' Burley told the official Saints site.

'We have watched them on video and they try and pass and play so we are looking forward to it. There will be a big crowd and a good atmosphere at a big stadium and that might suit us. We have struggled recently on tight grounds such as Colchester and Southend but a big stadium could be to our advantage.'

And Burley added that his side needs to be more consistent away from their fortress St Mary's ground if they are to achieve promotion to the promised land.

He added: 'We have been consistent at home where we have only lost one but we have been beaten five times and that is an area where we have got to improve. We need to go to Hillsborough and try to dictate the game more than we did at Southend. But the spirit is good as it has been all season and we showed last week we have the resilience to come from behind.

'I have said I want us to play the same way regardless of whether we are winning or losing and we have been in good form of late so we need to keep that going.'


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Writer:Nick
Date:Saturday December 23 2006
Time: 11:10AM

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