Danny Rohl was full of praise for the fighting attitude of his 10-man Wednesday side … but surprised at the red card for Barry Bannan in the 1-0 loss at Bristol City this afternoon.
Bannan’s first-half sending off left the Owls playing for more than an hour minus the skipper and the manager said afterwards: “I think it was a foul but for me the red card was not really clear because behind the foul there was our goalkeeper and a defender in the box – that’s two guys in front of the goal, so for me if it was not the last man so it’s not a red card maybe I need to ask the ref about this rule.
“In the end you have to accept this, it’s football, and for me the reaction from my team was outstanding.”
He added: “We had three or four opportunities, massive opportunities to score and we are disappointed, but I am so proud of the team.
“We did everything. There was high intensity, much running, good defending and it was a pity that there was a touch from our player that changed the direction of the ball before their goal.
“In all my four games you see there was a turning point in the matches and we’ve been unlucky sometimes, but in the end the process is in the right direction and this is what we need.”
Rohl also confirmed that Josh Windass missed the game after picking up an injury in training. He will be assessed early next week while Bannan is suspended for next Saturday’s home match with Millwall following today’s sending off.