Monk takes positives from stuttering victory

Garry Monk was particularly pleased with Wednesday’s first half performance against Stoke and felt there were plenty of positives to come out of the 1-0 victory.

It was a stuttering performance from the Owls in a stop-start match but Monk reflected on four points from the last two games by saying: “We’re a wrong decision away from having six points from two very similar games.

“We know what we need to improve on and we know we can be better in those two second halves but in the meantime, whilst we try to improve, I think there are some really good things to have come out of both games and picking up points is always important.”

He felt Wednesday played very well in the first half against Stoke and created the better chances and, referring to the second period, he added: “We know we can be better with the ball and control it better and it is something we will work on.

“What you need to do as well in those moments is have the spirit, fight and perseverance and we showed that in abundance again. The concoction of all that and putting it together is a real positive.”

Monk continued: “There is a long way to go and a lot moreĀ  improvement for us to make but this group is giving everything they have got. They are very much together and will improve as each game and week goes by.”

On the injury front, Monk said that a scan on Keiren Westwood’s ankle injury has come back as ‘all-clear’ and he will now wait to see how the keeper progresses in the coming days in terms of a possible recall for Saturday’s home clash with Leeds,

Massimo Luongo limped off during the second half after taking a kick but Monk is hopeful he will be fit for consideration for selection against Leeds.






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