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Irvine admits to Owls despair

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine admitted "everyone is very low" after the Owls' 3-2 defeat at Cardiff, which means they will be relegated from the Coca-Cola Championship if Crystal Palace defeat West Brom on Monday.

A Jay Bothroyd double and Peter Whittingham's 20th league goal of the season gave the Bluebirds victory over Wednesday who scored through Jermaine Johnson and Marcus Tudgay.

Irvine said: "I had hoped that we could hold on to our lead and I am very disappointed that we were unable to do so. We played better with the ball than without it and if I thought we could score twice at Cardiff then I would expect to have won the game."

He added: "I have not been in this position with a club before but I will be going to watch Crystal Palace play West Brom on Monday hoping for an Albion victory. I believe I should be there to assess Palace whatever the result rather than watch the match on television.

"All players have to cope with pressure and the Palace lads will also have to as they expect West Brom to give them a hard game just as Cardiff have given us here.

"We are where we are because we haven't scored enough goals and everyone is very low at the moment."

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Topics:
West Bromwich Albion
Sheffield Wednesday
Football
Peter Whittingham
Championship
Jermaine Johnson
Cardiff City
Crystal Palace
Jay Bothroyd
Marcus Tudgay

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