‘We showed that spirit and togetherness’

Garry Monk spoke of the team spirit and togetherness in the squad after Wednesday’s two-goal victory at Cardiff this afternoon.

The Owls boss said: “Any time we get three points we are going to be pleased.

“Everyone wants to start the first game with a win, it’s what we came here to do, it’s one of 46 games so we won’t be getting carried away with it – but we’re delighted with the performance.

“We looked at this as a real opportunity to show what I have been talking about … that spirit, togetherness and unity. We wanted to show that more than anything … to the club and to the fans.

“It was a performance that had that and we are going to need it this season.

“And as far as first games go we have to be very happy with a clean sheet, two quality goals and three points.”

The final whistle also saw the Wednesday players and coaching staff forming a post-game huddle on the pitch and Monk explained: “The huddle is just an extension of what we know from within, to show the fans that we are a team that are going to be together, we are going to show that unity and spirit and try to do it in every single game.

“We want to do it for the fans and the club and it is just a signal that we need them to be with us as well, as they are.

“We are going to have difficult days, we are not always going to be stood here with three points and a performance like that but what we want to show is that commitment and spirit and show that we are unified.”

On the fitness front, Monk said that Julian Borner had to pull out of the squad on Friday with a sickness bug but is expected to be fine to resume training in the next day or two.





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