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Irvine hails flying Owls

02 September 2010 11:30
Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine could not hide his delight at the football played by his side in parts of the 2-1 Johnstone's Paint Trophy success against Notts County. An early brace from James O'Connor was enough to send the Owls through, but they created a host of chances in a convincing display. Irvine said: "We started the game absolutely brilliantly. At times the football we played was fantastic and the game was played at a very good tempo. "It should have been more comfortable, but we gave away a free-kick and didn't defend it well. There were two good goals from James and he nearly got a hat-trick. You can't blame him for trying to score late on. It was a good all-round performance from him. "Everybody played well so I'm absolutely delighted. I want everybody playing well because they're all going to be needed." Irvine revealed Chris Sedgwick limped out of the action with a groin injury. He added: "Right from early on, Chris was feeling his groin. He's the type of player who wants to play all the time, so you've got to really drag him off."

Source: PA