Date: 14th December 2009 at 12:30pm
Written by:

Sean McAuley has spoken out for the first time since taking the caretaker manager role at Wednesday, and he believes he and the squad can turn things around.

It’s not the first time McAuley has been handed the task of improving the fortunes of the Hillsborough club, he did it when Paul Sturrock was sacked as Owls boss just over three years ago.

Back then his impact was superb, helping the Owls to some impressive wins before Brian Laws took the hot seat.

McAuley, and Wednesdayites, will be hoping for more of the same this time, starting against Swansea City at Hillsborough this weekend.

And he’s confident that he can help play a part in lifting Wednesday out of, and away from, the relegation spots.

‘We’re under no illusions as to where we are at because the league table doesn’t lie,’ he told the official SWFC website.

‘From speaking to the staff, we are in a position where if we do make a couple of changes here and there and the momentum can gather, we can pull ourselves from the position we’re in and climb the table.’

McAuley, already an early favourite to take the position on a permanent basis, insists he’ll be trying to instill belief into the players more than anything this week, with confidence understandably at a low.

And he’s also calling on the help of the Wednesday faithful inside Hillsborough this week.

He added: ‘This club is always going to be bigger than anybody…the manager, the players, everyone. So let’s all support this football club and the team.’