Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has claimed that last night’s defeat to Rotherham United was due to “costly mistakes” but praised his side’s fight, which has left many Owls fans fuming.
Wednesday were handed their third-consecutive Championship defeat yesterday as their Yorkshire rivals beat them 3-0 at the New York Stadium.
Cameron Dawson’s indecision allowed Jamie Lindsay to head home the opener after five minutes and things went from bad to worse late in the first half when Tom Lees was shown a straight red card for fouling Mickel Miller inside the box.
Dan Barlaser converted the penalty and then Lindsay made it three on the eve of the half.
Monk’s men were unable to pull themselves back into the game in the second 45, meaning they’ve now lost four on the bounce since the international break and have drifted nine points from safety.
Speaking to club media, the Wednesday boss suggested that mistakes had cost his side but highlighted his players’ fight.
Reaction from Owls manager Garry Monk after tonight's defeat at the AESSEAL New York Stadium#ROTSHW
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) October 28, 2020
He said: “Everything that could’ve gone wrong went wrong in that first half. The last two games, what we’ve seen is those mistakes creep back into our game. Costly mistakes.
“Then with an uphill battle and down to 10 men, in the second half the lads had a good go at it but it was too little too late.
“These last two games especially, it’s been more self-infliction than what the opposition have been doing.
“Those mistakes have crept back into our game for whatever reason, which is very difficult to understand why but they are. Coming back from that adversity, compounding it with another mistake, you just can’t do it.
“You can maybe get away with one or two mistakes but you can’t keep compounding it like we saw in that first half. And then losing Aden (Flint) and Tom (Lees) as well, just compounding it.
“Although the lads came out and showed fight and spirit in the second half it’s too little too late.”
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It appears parts of the Hillsborough faithful have lost faith in their manager completely and did not take kindly to his recent claims, with many taking to Twitter to reveal their objections.
Read their reactions here:
Absolutely clueless. Pull your finger out before it’s to late DC and make the change.
— Paul (@LifeIsPeachy82) October 28, 2020
Get monk out, he’s lost the plot. Bring Paul cook in
— BigAl76 (@uptheowls76) October 29, 2020
Cluless ,stop changing formations the players look confused 😕
— Steve (@Steve48513833) October 29, 2020
Disgraceful, not one once of remorse for a yet another pathetic display. It’s not acceptable, he should have been furious with that dismal display at least we would know he cares. His attitude smacks of “well it is what it is”. Monk out now….
— Owls33-76 (@Owls337) October 28, 2020
Broken record…… “Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes, mistakes, mistakes, mistakes, mistakes, mistakes, mistakes, mistakes”
Sorry pal, You’re the mistake!!!
Take some responsibility for it rather than passing the blame.
— Steven France (@OneChanceFrance) October 28, 2020
He looks the same after a win and a loss, absolutely no emotion what so ever also looks so smug and that he’s going to burst out laughing every time he gets interviewed, please walk now monk!!
— Becky (@_becky92) October 29, 2020
He obviously just waiting for a payout. Way out of his depth
— Todd Brook (@toddbrook24) October 28, 2020
"the lads had a good go at it"
Garry, get out of our club now. https://t.co/dOXylEigaZ
— Ben (@owlsfan83) October 28, 2020
— Steven Cadman (@Easysteve30) October 28, 2020