‘Losing the lead for fifth time is a real concern’

Tony Pulis was disappointed to see Wednesday lose a lead for the fifth time in his 10 games in charge after the 1-1 draw at Ewood Park this afternoon.

The Owls boss said: “The players worked really hard today against a good Blackburn team.

“Overall, you are pleased to take a point, you would have taken it before the game, but this is the fifth time since I’ve been here that we have been winning and not seen it out, which is a real concern in lots of ways.”

Wednesday took the lead with a cracker from Adam Reach in the closing stages of the first half before allowing Joe Rothwell to stride through our defence without a challenge to net a 65th minute equaliser, leaving Pulis to say: “We have had chances at the other end to make it two and then that finishes the game. I was also really disappointed with their goal. That’s twice that people have backed off, it happened at Norwich.

“Around the edge of the box, people have got to get up to the ball. They have got to be really, really brave in their decision-making to get to the ball. Their player is in the box when he sidefoots it in, which is completely and utterly ridiculous in some ways.

“However, for the rest of the time, apart from them hitting the post from a hopeful ball into the box, I thought we handled them really well and Westy didn’t really have a lot to do.”




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