Stuart Gray was left bittterly disappointed as Wednesday threw away the chance to get back to winning ways in a 3-3 draw at Forest on Tuesday evening.
After the Owls allowed Forest to snatch an unlikely point with two goals in the last 13 minutes, Gray said: “It feels like a defeat. To get three goals away from home, we bossed the game, we were coasting at 3-1 and then suddenly we have not cleared our lines, we invite a free ball into the box and Tudgay gets a header at the back post.”
He added: “We panicked a little bit, instead of picking them off.
“If you had said to me before the game that we would score three goals away from home and still only end up with a point then I would have been very disappointed.”
Gray continued: “We have got to manage the game better, maybe we had a little lack of experience out there just to see the game out, to get passes in … instead we had players running with the ball and getting caught in possession.”
The head coach said he has challenged the players to beat last season’s final points tally of 55 and he was gutted that the team had thrown away two points which would have taken us to the 51-mark.