O’Con­nor stars for the Blades

Bray People - - Sport -

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.

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