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Owls Begin Pre-Season

It may not seem too long since the end of last season, or it may seem an age, but Wednesday kick-off their pre-season campaign today at Halifax Town.

Fans travelling to The Shay will be sure to see new players Richard Hinds, Steve Watson, Lee Grant and Rob Burch all in action in West Yorkshire as Owls boss Brian Laws looks to give his players at least 45 minutes each for the opening match of the pre-season campaign.

And the Owls gaffer insists he'll be giving some of his younger members of the new-look squad a run-out after progressing well through the academy ranks.

'I am going to mix it all up and we are going with a 22-man squad,' Laws said. 'I expect them all to play 45 minutes at this stage,' Laws told the official SWFC website.

'It should be a good run out and most managers would agree that games this time of the year are about fitness rather than results. It should also be a good experience for the younger members of the squad.'

Sean McAllister, Mark Beevers and Rocky Lekaj will asll be hoping to be involved in the trip at some point against Town - who now have former Owl Peter Atheron on board as assistant boss.

And with the current wet conditions in West Yorkshire, Wednesday will be looking forward to foreign soil when they embark on their week-long trip to Holland for three further matches next week.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 14 2007

Time: 12:00PM

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here we go again ,i cant wait till the new season,and the sun s dream team has just started, the wifes had enough already,toright
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14/07/2007 14:52:00

lets just hope we can get off to a winning start this time around, and not playing catch up all season long. COMON YOU BLUE AND WHITE WIZARDS!
will it ever happen
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15/07/2007 10:50:00

Well 3-0 is a good start. Let's hope we can keep it up through the season!
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15/07/2007 17:03:00

the boys looked fit and well in control of the ball at halifax johnson was a class above the rest clark still looked hit or miss two young irish lads look very promising for the future rockys passing was very pleasing grant looked good at kicking and burch very good in his area in the second half all in all the boys was a fitter better team looked too easy for them with out really breaking a sweat lets see how they get on in holland now
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17/07/2007 19:49:00

Injury free would be nice, the last thing we want is injuries already at this stage.
will it ever happen
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18/11/2007 14:15:00


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