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Manager Says-Owls 0-2 Clarets

Manager Says-Owls 0-2 Clarets

Robbie Blake starred last night in the 2-0 away win against Sheffield Wednesday scoring his first goal for the Clarets in the League since his return whilst also involved in our second goal after a superb pass to Chris McCann.

The gaffer had nothing but compliments about our Robbie after we climbed the table and now find ourselves in sixth place, two points behind the leaders, Bristol City with a game in hand. (Next match? Yep,Bristol City away this Saturday!)

'That is the best Robbie has played, said Steve Cotterill 'and it's no coincidence that he scored a goal.

'There have been parts of his game that I feel he has lost in the two years he has been away and one main ingredient is hard work.

'If he thinks balls are going to drop for him willy nilly and he is going to whack them in, it's not going to happen. That is the hardest he has worked and he deserved his goal.'

The manager also informed us that Kyle Lafferty suffered from cramp late in the secomd half and that Graham Alexander and Steven Caldwell both needed several stitches after sustaining head injuries.

Talking about the match he continued:

'They are all tough games and so we are very pleased because we know what type of run Sheffield Wednesday have been on and, to be honest, when you play someone like that you are on a hiding to nothing,

'If you don't win people think you should because of their run, so we are pleased.

The gaffer was particularly please with our first clean sheet of the season

'The clean sheet was terrific and I think the back four was probably the best they have been as a unit this season. At any stage they had dangerous forwards on the pitch and they had to do well, which they did.I thought they were good and when we attacked the first ball, it helped us win the second ball, so that was good defending.'

He also remarked:

'Chris McCann scores goals and that's why he gets noticed. But in there alongside their two centre midfielders I thought he played well alongside Graham Alexander.

'It wasn't bad really with our right back playing central midfield, who I thought was absolutely superb again.'

What a great start to the season, we may even be top by now had the sad death of QPR player, Ray Jones in a car accident not led to the postponement of the home match against the R's. We would have been odds on favourite to win that match against a side strugging almost as badly as the Owls this season

Bristol City who? Bring 'em on!!

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Wednesday September 19 2007
Time: 8:21PM

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