Jos reflects on third successive league win

Jos Luhukay was pleased overall with Wednesday’s performance after the 2-1 win at Reading.

The Owls boss pointed to our successful strike rate, with two goals from just a handful of chances, and he was happy with the performance in the opening spell, saying: “The team worked very hard, we played very well in the first 20 to 25 minutes and scored a fantastic first goal with good combinations.”

However, referring to how we allowed Reading back into the game for the rest of the half, he added: “We said at half time we want more control of the game, to keep the ball better and create the spaces.”

Luhukay, who again praised the performances of young trio Cameron Dawson, Matt Penney and Jordan Thorniley, said: “We started the second half very well and scored another goal of high quality. It was fantastic to see.”

He said allowing Reading to pull one goal back soon after Atdhe Nuhiu had missed a good chance to make it 3-0 gave the home side a lift and made for a difficult final 20 minutes.

However, reflecting on completing a hat-trick of Championship wins, he said: “I must give the players the credit. To win three successive games in the Championship is not easy.

“But they have done that, they have worked very hard and deserve the praise they will receive.”

He added; “There is a winning mood in the squad, we have won three games in a row and now we have the international break to recover the players and get ready for the next game.”