O’Connor stars for the Blades
BRAY MAN James O’Connor played a starring role in Sheffield Wednesday’s stalemate with Ipswich Town on Saturday and admitted afterwards that a point apiece was the fairest result.
The midfield workhorse was keen to point out though that it was important to put last Wednesday’s 6-0 hammering at the Madejski Stadium at the hands of Reading behind them.
‘After what happened the other night, it was important that we showed a bit of grit. We really needed a clean sheet and at least a point and that’s what we got.
‘It was definitely not a pretty game, it was scrappy and stop-start and I thought the referee was a bit whistle happy, that didn’t help.
‘All in all, a draw was about the right result when you break the game down.’
The former Burnley man also paid tribute to Owls goalkeeper Lee Grant, who pulled out two top-class saves in the second-half.
‘I was really pleased for Granty, he pulled off a couple of blinding saves that have helped us get that point.
‘But I was pleased for the whole team as well. I don’t want to harp on too much about Reading but we did need to restore some pride after that performance. We did that and it gives us something to build on for Charlton next week.’
The Owls are currently lying in 14th place in The Championship, one place and one point ahead of arch rivals Sheffield United.