Later this evening, Sheffield Wednesday will face Derby County at the iPro Stadium, and manager Garry Monk’s side will be looking to make it three wins on the spin to hopefully lift us back into the Play-Off spots in the Championship.
It’s a tough week for the Owls with Derby being quickly followed by Saturday’s trip to The City Ground to face Nottingham Forest, and he’s more than aware of our 13-year history against the Rams on their patch.
Speaking to the Official Site earlier this morning as he looked ahead to the trip, he explained.
“I’ve been reminded that our record there has not been too successful in recent history. But they are all tough, we have two very tough games this week. We wanted to start the week off really well and we managed to do that on Saturday and we have a chance to really put a marker down this week. That’s what we are aiming for, it’s not going to be easy because we are playing two difficult sides but we need to try and keep that belief that we are showing.”
Nothing earth shattering in his words and under Monk we’ve seen some good, and not so good, performances from the side and we’ve kept ourselves in the mix with those above us and three points tonight – given Forest only drew on Tuesday – sets up the weekend clash perfectly.
Monk certainly sounds confident of doing just that, if we play to our best.
Taking plenty of encouragement from his side’s recent run, Monk continued:
“We are going to fight as hard as we can for it and we know, like you saw in the second half on Saturday and in the Charlton game, when our intensity levels are at their best and the attitude and everything else that goes with it is at its best, then we are capable of competing against any team in this league. That is what we are trying to drill into the players. They are taking that on board.”