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Wednesday attacker Lavery responds to social media criticism from supporters

Sheffield Wednesday's Caolan Lavery insists the team have not relaxed.

Sheffield Wednesday youngster Caolan Lavery has admitted that the criticism he has read on social media sites has frustrated him in the Sheffield Star

The Owls have been accused of switching off by some supporters, but Lavery insists that could not be further from the truth.

The attacker, who has impressed since returning from a loan spell at Chesterfield, says that the whole squad are still determined to collect as many points as possible and that they are still fully focused on their run-in.

"We have absolutely not downed tools or got the flip-flops on." he said. “I saw a few comments on Twitter like that after the Norwich game and it’s not nice to read or hear.

“It wasn’t like we went out there against Norwich trying not to do our best. For one reason or another, we couldn’t get a foothold in the game. At the end of the day, we are professionals and go out there to give all we’ve got every match.

“None of us are thinking about the summer break. We have five games left and we want to get maximum points."

Wednesday lost their last game against Norwich City 2-0, without ever really threatening the Championship promotion hopefuls, and the manner of the defeat has frustrated supporters.

The Owls are not the only team to go to Carrow Road and struggle this season, though, and judging them solely on this performance may be slightly harsh.

They have easier games ahead and Wednesday will be looking to prove that they still have as much desire to win as they did at the start of the season.

The Owls currently occupy 12th spot in the Championship and the task for the team will be to protect their place in the top half. 

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