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Megson blasts poor Owls

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson was furious with his side's performance as they were beaten 3-1 at home by Brentford.

Goals from Michael Spillane, Jeffrey Schlupp and Sammy Saunders gave the Johnstone's Paint Trophy finalists victory to leave Wednesday hovering just above the relegation zone.

"It was poor. We didn't play with any enthusiasm, desire or drive and that's what you need in this division. Some of the things that go on at this football club beggar belief. People should want to play at Hillsborough," Megson said.

"There are ones who are ducking it because they're not making tackles. It makes you angry because the ball is there to be won.

"We've got to play with a lot more fluency. It looks slow and laboured but we do everything at tempo in training. We've got to grind out as many points as possible from the last eight games.

 

"Rob Jones scored and looked assured. He's an honest lad who competes for every ball and we missed him when he went off. I thought we only had one performer who did anything like that and that was JJ (Jermaine Johnson) when he came on. He played with zest, ran at pace and looked threatening."

Brentford manager Nicky Forster agreed that the loss of central defender Rob Jones to injury hurt the Owls as his side cruised to a famous win.

He said: "It was a really good response from the players. There were some really big performances out there and as a group I thought we were excellent.

"I think the big lad at the back (Jones) coming off unsettled them. He was a threat and we didn't really get to grips with him.

"As a club we have a way we want to play and we played some nice stuff. We know exactly what is expected of each other. We've set some targets and this is another step in the right direction. The objective is to go as far as we can."

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