Manager says sorry to fans and calls for their backing in TV clash

Xisco Munoz has apologised to the fans for our start to the season and called for their backing in tomorrow night’s home clash with Sunderland … amidst a backdrop of just two points from our first eight Championship games, unrest from some supporters and mounting pressure over the manager’s S6 future.

A 3-0 defeat at Swansea last Saturday saw the Owls drop to the foot of the table, bringing chants from sections of the travelling Wednesdayites during the game for the manager to quit the club, while protests aimed at owner and chairman Dejphon Chansiri are reportedly planned to take place during and after the Sunderland match.

Speaking ahead of the game, Munoz said he had had conversations with the chairman but added that the content was between the two of them and that he was fully focussed on tomorrow night’s challenge as we continue our search for a first league win of the season.

He said of the fans: “We want them to stay together with the team. I am sorry to them for our start to the season, our focus now is on the future and the game on Friday. We need to feel the amazing atmosphere we have at home, it’s an important part of the game.

“We need to think about what is important and put the focus on the game. For sure, we’ll be giving 100 per cent and it’s important to believe.”

Munoz has no new injury problems for the game and we wait to see if Josh Windass gets a place in the starting line-up after coming on as a sub at Swansea, while there could be a change or two at the back.

Sunderland sit in fifth place with just one defeat in their last six Championship matches, a run which includes four wins.

The game is live on Sky Sports, kick off 8pm.


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