Owls bid to banish TV blues against Town

SHEFFIELD Wednesday are aiming to make it third time lucky when they visit Ipswich on Saturday for a teatime televised Championship game.

Elvin King

SHEFFIELD Wednesday are aiming to make it third time lucky when they visit Ipswich on Saturday for a teatime televised Championship game.

The Owls were made to look second rate when thrashed 4-1 in front of the live cameras at Watford last month.

It was Wednesday's heaviest defeat of the season and one of their worst performances, containing poor defending and none of the impressive attacking football that they have produced in many other matches.

In a previous Sky TV match they lost 3-2 to Sheffield United in the Bramall Lane derby and midfielder Darren Potter said: “We have something to put right.

“Losing those two games is not something we've got wrapped up in, but it would be nice to do well in front of the cameras.

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“The Watford game was probably one of our worst performances of the season. It just wasn't like us. We'll be looking to put that right this weekend.”

Potter and team-mates are relieved that there is no longer any pressure on Ipswich to achieve their first win of the season.

“The lads were saying a few weeks ago that hopefully Ipswich would get their first win before they played us. Now they've got that monkey off their back.

“It's still going to be a tough game for us.

“They've drawn a lot of games. That shows they're capable of staying in games. They've conceded a lot of late goals as well.

“We've been creating a bundle of chances. If you don't take them you're always going to be vulnerable; that was shown in our last game against QPR, when we conceded a late winner, at a set-piece.

“We'd have beaten them if we have taken our opportunities, and it was the same against Preston (a2-1 defeat).”