It wasn’t the greatest of performances by Sheffield Wednesday in today’s Championship trip to The Hawthorns to face high flying West Bromwich Albion, but few can doubt the effort the players are putting in under caretaker gaffer Lee Bullen and we walked out of the tie with a hard-fought point.
Atdhe Nuhiu had given us the early advantage in the game as he struck in the fifth minute of the first half and with something to hold on to, despite the hosts more dominating – albeit we had greater efforts on target – we almost held out for all three points on the day.
The hosts went down to ten men as Jay Rodriguez saw a straight red card just after the hour mark, but a late Chris Brunt or David Jones own goal five minutes into stoppage-time was enough to see the points split.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, a so far unbeaten Bullen, explained.
“The lads are walking back in the dressing room feeling like it’s a defeat because it was so late in the game. It’s a sore one, prior to the game most would have said it would be a good point but the players are so disappointed. To come to a club like this and put in that performance, work rate and togetherness was a big positive. The boys can take a lot of confidence but we won’t get ahead of ourselves. This league can kick you in the teeth when you think you are getting somewhere. The players will be fully ready for Birmingham.”
???? LB: There is big room for improvement in 2019 and we all accept that. There are 20+ games left and we want to finish as high as we can. We want to improve. We are heading in the right direction #swfcLIVE
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) December 29, 2018