Gray disappointed with ‘typical’ Sheffield Wednesday weakness

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Stuart Gray believes Sheffield Wednesday keep showing the same weakness.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, the Owls head coach Gray said outlined the weakness that is starting to become typical of Sheffield Wednesday.

He said: “Typical Sheffield Wednesday, we had opportunities to get that second goal and couldn’t kill it off and in the end, credit to Brentford, they chased the game and caused one or two problems and missed a good chance at the death.”

Despite the arrivals of Stevie May and Sergiu Bus this season, the Owls have struggled for goals, and it is the only thing holding them back from being a truly top class Championship side.

They have 39 goals in 43 games - with only the three teams in the relegation positions below them in that tally - and finding the back of the net has been a real worry.

There has never been any sense that the Yorkshire-based side would struggle for survival - with their 44 goals conceded the fourth best in the league - but until they break that barrier in front of goal they will struggle for success.

In Tuesday night’s game, Bus missed a chance he really should have put away to clinch a two-goal lead over Brentford, and of the Owls' 12 shots just one was converted.

It is hoped that the likes of May and Bus will hit the ground running next term, having settled in this season, whilst Caolan Lavery really needs to start fulfilling his potential at Hillsborough.

If all three strikers start firing in front of goal, there is no doubting that Wednesday could become one of the most all-rounded teams in the division.

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