Wednesday boss puzzled by Owls resurgence

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine struggled to explain his side's renaissance after they beat Blackpool 2-1 to climb out of the Championship relegation zone.

On-loan Stoke midfielder Tom Soares drove a 20-yard shot into the top corner in the 71st minute and substitute Leon Clarke added a late second to give new Owls boss Irvine his second win inside four days and leave Blackpool stunned.

Irvine, who began his reign with a 2-1 win at Barnsley last Saturday, said: "It's a fantastic start and the lads deserve enormous credit for the way they've gone about things. What has been the difference? I don't know. It could quite simply be a change of voice and a new face, but the lads have certainly taken a lot of things we have talked about on board."

Irvine, 51, added: "But it's early days and this could just be the honeymoon period. Having said that, I think Blackpool are a very good team so I'm absolutely delighted."

"We've had two fantastic away results, but we've got to make sure we continue it at home now and win enough games to stay in this division."

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