Gray identifies the match he wants Sheffield Wednesday to learn from

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray says the club must learn from a defeat to Middlesbrough earlier in the season.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray has identified the club's game against Middlesbrough earlier in the season as one which the side can learn from.

Although Wednesday won the game 3-2, 'Boro's two late goals made the result more uncomfortable than it should have been and Gray feels it can be a experience that his team can progress from.

The Owls manager wants to ensure that his side do not take their foot off the gas when leading matches from now on.

"I look back to the Middlesbrough game and the point when we were 3-0 up and cruising,” Gray said to the Sheffield Star.

“We’re chasing a fourth goal and suddenly we’re caught.

“We came away with a 3-2 win, and a great performance in the main.

“But they even had a chance in the 95th minute to get an equaliser and we’d have thrown it all away.

“It’s a learning curve for all of the lads. When we’re on top, we need to get in front and probably need to manage games a bit better to make sure we stay there.”

Wednesday made a brilliant start to the campaign, emerging as one of the division's surprise packages, but their form has dipped somewhat since.

The club have picked up just two victories in their last eight games across all competitions and they will be looking to get back on the right track when they take to the field on Saturday.

The Owls are lurking just outside the playoff spaces at the moment, but a good run of form would put them right back into promotion contention once again.

On Saturday they take on Watford in-front of their own supporters, and they will be looking to show the improvements that Gray has made during the two week international break during the match. 

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