Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to get their promotion bid back on track in the Championship this weekend when they take on Swansea City.
Garry Monk’s side suffered a somewhat surprising defeat last weekend, as they were beaten by Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, despite leading through Jacob Murphy’s close-range finish.
But two late goals saw Monk fall to his second defeat in charge of the club, and he’ll be keen to see his side get back to winning ways against Swansea.
Speaking in an interview with the club’s official website, Keiren Westwood revealed that the atmosphere in the dressing room after the defeat to Blackburn was still upbeat, and the players supported each other.
“There was no finger-pointing from anyone in the dressing room, we’re here to support each other, not dig anyone out.”
Westwood went on to admit that the team have had a good week in training, and is keen to get back onto the pitch as soon as possible.
“We know where we can improve and we will. We’ve had a really good week on the training ground and we’re looking forward to playing Swansea on Saturday.
“We’ve got a strong home record, they are strong away, so it’s a great challenge and I’m sure they will be saying the same thing.”
It certainly won’t be an easy game for Westwood and his Sheffield Wednesday team-mates, as they take on a Swansea side that are right in the mix for promotion this season under Steve Cooper.
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It’s good to hear that the players didn’t blame each other after the defeat to Blackburn.
For any team to remain in the hunt for promotion, you need to have every player pushing in the same direction, and Sheffield Wednesday seem to have that this season under Garry Monk.
If they can get a positive result against Swansea City this weekend, then I think their promotion rivals will start to take the Owls seriously in the race to win promotion to the Premier League this season.