New boss Danny Rohl said he took plenty of plusses out of today’s 1-0 defeat at Watford.
After watching the narrow loss in his first game at the Hillsborough helm, Rohl said:
“Our team gave everything on the pitch. We had a good intensity and created good opportunities.
”It was a pity about the penalty but we have to accept the decision. For me when the ref says it is a penalty then it’s a penalty. But today was new for me … a new thing.
“It’s a pity because it would have been a great opportunity to maybe go in front and maybe the match is then different. Maybe if we get it and go ahead the opponent has to go forward and we can counter-attack.
“I said to my coaches I had a feeling in the air that we could take something today. In the end it’s a loss and it’s disappointing but I’m sure if we play like this going forward we will take points in the future.”
He added:,“I saw a team who is ready for the fight. There is energy in the dressing room and this was a good step for me.”
Rohl also had praise for the backing from the sellout Wednesday contingent, saying: “It was an unbelievable feeling hearing the fans sing their support. It gave me goosebumps listening to them so thank you to everyone for their support today.”
The manager said he also hopes to further strengthen his backroom team in the near future with the appointment of a set-piece coach.